The Baggy Greens signalled their intent moving David Warner up to open with Chris Rogers, but they weren’t able to build a partnership after Stuart Broad removed Rogers early on.

Australia will be looking to make a quick fire 150 which would give England 330 to chase, a score that would certainly be achievable over four sessions of cricket.

Australia notched 24 before the lunch interval and won’t want to bat much beyond tea if they’re serious about forcing a result in the game.

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Cook’s field was almost farcically safe with just one slip at times and a wide ring of fielders allowing singles. 

Conversely expect to England pootling through their overs as Cook’s men play for time and a draw that would mean the Ashes remained in English hands.

Regardless of the outcome the third Test has done much for the Aussies, showing that England are immensely fallible when things aren’t going in their favour.

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Cook doesn’t have the wherewithal to change the course of a game in the way that Clarke does, despite his poorer resources.

The other major factor to consider is the weather. Rain is forecast for late afternoon and could affect play tomorrow.

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