The problem with not enforcing the follow on was that we handed England the most English conditions they were going to get on this tour.
We proved in the last Ashes series in England that we are inept at playing the swinging ball, last night proved that is still very much the case and yet we handed England the conditions in which they were going to play their best cricket and we also gave them those conditions with a brand new ball.
Last night was the only final session where there was significant swing and seam and that is because it is the only final session where the bowling team has had a new ball.
Still feel the Aussies are best place but we had the chance to play attacking cricket, enforce the follow on and blast the English out last night, instead we took the pissweak option and have let them back into the game.
Need to remove Root early tomorrow, or if we are not able to need to capitalise on the new ball when we get it about an hour in to the days play, if Root is still there at lunch, I don’t see how England won’t win. Unless Root gets stuck down the non-strikers end while we rip through the rest of the lineup down the other end.
Can someone also please tell Lyon to bowl over the wicket to the ■■■■■■■ right handed and only use this ■■■■■■■ around the wicket ■■■■ as a change up.