Ashes update, day 2, lunch: Ponting’s innings Rudi interrupted

Do two wrongs make a right? In the hands of Rudi Koertzen they probably do.

There was no way on earth that Ricky Ponting was caught at first slip by Andrew Strauss, although the ball did rebound off his pad to be well clutched by the England captain, but he almost certainly was leg-before, which is what Jimmy “in the form of his life” Anderson was appealing for all along.

Anyway, it’s made for an interesting morning, but why are England’s tailenders, especially Nos 10 and 11, having to do all the hard work. “In the form of his life” and this time Graham Onions did superbly well to get us up over 400 after the three early wickets.

Could be an exciting afternoon if the rain holds off, but I’nm not expecting that, and if it does, I’ve a feeling that the Australians will find this quite an amenable track to bat on.

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