Note: I do not usually post between sessions, but this session was unique and could prove to be the final contest of this series.
Such is the tension of the situation that I can barely get my hands to type these words. It was what we all dreaded most, but put conveniently in the back of our minds. England have had a first session from hell, and Australia have been truly magnificent.
It is now the biggest innings of Geraint Jones’ and Paul Collingwood’s life. If Australia power through here the series is over. All that anticipation and hope will come to nothing.