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WICKET! Carey c Guptill b Williamson 71 (Australia 199-6)
































































Half century! Alex Carey 51 from 47 balls

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Half century! Usman Khawaja 51 from 80 balls




































































































WICKET! Maxwell c & b Neesham 1 (Australia 92-5)

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WICKET! Stoinis c Latham b Neesham 21 (Australia 81-4)

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WICKET! Smith c Guptill b Ferguson 5 (Australia 46-3)

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WICKET! Warner c Latham b Ferguson 16

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WICKET! Finch lbw Boult 8 (Australia 15-1)

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Teams – Australia

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Australia win the toss and bat

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Preamble

Good morning from the House of Lords. Wait, sorry, that’s the other joint across town, where democracy’s shining sword cleaves shiningly through the thickets of governance. Good morning from a house, of Lord. The chap who has been confusing people with a possessive apostrophe since the dawn of cricket. Apostrophes can be very possessive. Once they get hold of you they won’t let you go.

Australia and New Zealand today. The supporters are streaming in already, with more yellow shirts than I saw in the whole match against England. Has the trans-Tasman rivalry seen my fellow nationals fire up, or is it just that English people didn’t dominate the ballot and the resale market? There are plenty of people who applied for tickets but missed out on every game, and plenty of others who didn’t but are paying way over the odds from scalpers.

But put aside all those worries. Let us fiddle while Rome burns. Well, while France burns anyway. It’s a warm but not terrifyingly-end-times hot in London today, like a nice mid-range day in Sydney. A bit humid, bright sunshine. Away we go.




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