>Australia can chase 350-360 I reckon. England need to set their stall out
>to bat all day, and into the first session on Sunday. If they do that
>they'll have enough runs. If they do it at the same rate as day 1, they'll
>have a massive score. There's so much time, at least Vaughan won't have to
>worry about declarations should England get a lead of 350+.
>If Warne bowls many more balls like the one that got Strauss, though -
>they'll do well to lead by 300.
Yes, Warne is obviously the big worry. Hopefully he won't be quite as
effective against the right-handers as he was against Strauss. Luckily
England don't have the number of left-handers that Australia do. If
Giles can bowl as well in the fourth innings as he did today, then with
all that rough to aim at Australia's left-handers could find him hard to
play in the fourth innings. Who would have thought after Lord's that he
could be a key figure?
This match has emphasised what we already knew, that McGrath is probably
the most important member of the Australian side (though Gilchrist and
Warne come close). England's pace attack has looked better than
Australia's in this match.
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