Alastair Cook’s brilliance takes England back to joy of 2010-11
OVER 13: AUS 44/0 (Bancroft 21* Warner 23*)
Ah, that’s a glorious shot from Warner but it wasn’t Curran’s finest delivery to the left-hander, hanging it out wide enough to let Warner cream it through the covers for four. The opener’s larcenous legs allow him to steal a single with an elongated forward defensive that whizzed past the stumps. Bancroft has a short midwicket stationed for him but Curran strays from attacking his pads and gives him a wide one to crunch through cover for two. Bancroft ends the over by tucking into Curran’s too-full length with a perfect off-drive for four. That’ll be drinks. Australia have cut the deficit to 120.
OVER 12: AUS 33/0 (Bancroft 15* Warner 18*)
Anderson, under the gaze of the umpire, is authorised to remove a spur of leather sticking up from the ball. A soft three after Woakes overpitches to Warner. Stoneman runs across from cover then doesn’t bend down to pick it up. It was a dummy run to try to gull the batsmen into not running but fooled Stuart Broad at mid-off too and the ball skated past him. Mitchell Johnson is not impressed by England’s ball worrying.
Minnesota Vikings strong safety Andrew Sendejo (34) celebrates his interception with cornerback Trae Waynes (26) and outside linebacker Anthony Barr (55) as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks on during the first half of an NFL divisional football playoff game in Minneapolis, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)