After a great bowling performance I’m intrigued that England are batting again. Could have forced the follow-on but didn’t. Seems slightly strange. Perhaps Strauss expects the pitch to play better today than over the next couple. Either way, if England bat all today and then an hour into tomorrow they are likely to be 500+ ahead, with five-and-a-half sessions to bowl the Aussies out. I’m a bit of a traditionalist though when it comes to the follow-on, I’d have asked them to bat again.

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