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took a great catch, Root’s innings was
Jos Buttler wasn’t far behind Root, he’d
been at the crease for 71 minutes acting as
a foil to Root he was caught LBW from
the bowling of Nathan Lyon, he’d made
only 9 runs. England were 190 for 7 with
Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad in charge of
adding runs to build a decent lead.
Ali really is a batsman who bowls a bit,
so his lowly batting slot at 8 really doesn’t
tell the story as far as he’s concerned.
Broad has had the ability to score runs and
looks very batsman like, but to a degree
has looked nervous at the wicket after
being hit fully in the face by a ball from
Varun Aaron - the ball went through his
face guard leaving him looking a lot like
a panda for the rest of the 2014 summer.
Both men batted with determination
and showed a patience and resilience
some of the higher order batsmen hadn’t.
Their partnership saw a very handy 87
runs added to the total. Broad showed no
fear of the ball and batted well for his 31,
before he was caught by Mitchell Marsh
from the bowling of Josh Hazlewood.
Hazlewood also despatched Ali 10
runs later with a catch from David Warner.
The tail enders didn’t last very long, with
Anderson’s wicket being the last to fall to
yet another Nevill catch from the bowling
of another Mitch - this time Starc.
England were all out for 281, a score
that looked unlikely after the 2 Mitch
Johnson horror balls, with the lower order
making up for the collapse in the middle
order. Of the 20 wickets to fall in the first
2 innings, only 3 were clean bowled - and
those 3 were ]\