In a stop-start day Australia dominated. The third wicket stand of 116 between Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschange was a treat for all.

Fluency and resolve came together at the wicket and you could just spend whole day watching them bat. It seemed that Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid were batting together.

David Warner was exposed again. Stuart Broad is treating Warner like Glenn McGrath did to Michael Atherton once upon a time. Broad is just targeting the outside edge of Warner consistently and surprisingly, Warner is letting him exploit his weakness.

Now, if you walk down the wicket with an angled bat it becomes easier for batters to dismiss you.


Jofra Archer was not at his best. Pace is his strength and if it drops down, be can’t pose a threat. Smith dominated Archer in a much awaited battle.

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