Australia declared at 632 for 4 with Boon 164 and Steve Waugh 13.
Gooch c May b Hughes 12 33
-- caught attempting a hook/pull and getting a top edge
Atherton not out 54
Gatting b May 5 50
-- got confident after hitting May for four and was bowled through
-- a gate big enough to drive a tractor through when he went for
-- a big drive
Smith st Healy b May 22 84
-- Went down the pitch but missed the ball down legside and Healy
-- made the stumping. Then we had to put up with the damn TV replay
-- to find out his bat had not been grounded although behind the
Hick c Healy b Hughes 20 123
-- A really REALLY (I mean it) soft dismissal. Softened up with some
-- non bouncing bouncers he played a weak as***cut to a ball
-- and top edged to Healy. The next Bradman he aint.
Stewart lbw b Hughes 3 131
-- Right on tea, it kept low and he was trying to play across the line
-- Stewart thought it may have missed leg, I thought it probably would
-- have hit.
Extras 7lb 8nb 15
5 out for 131
Overs M R W
Hughes 11.5 3 32 3
-- another ***y good effort.
M Waugh 6 1 15 -
-- I guess somebody had to open without McD
S Waugh 4 1 5 -
-- I guess someone else had to stop the spinners bowling in the first hour.
May 19 6 46 2
-- Turned the ball more than Warne and looked likely. The ball that got
-- Gatting turned appreicably. Looks good for the 2ns innings.
Warne 13 2 34 -
-- Surprisingly didn't seem to turn it as much as May.
I've revised my outlook and say an Australian victory by an innings now
rather than the draw. I don't know what the English were bowling but it
wasn't test standard.