England v Australia, The Oval, Day Two

I’m not around much for the second day, so you can amuse yourselves in the comments here.

Better critics and scribes than I consider the second day of a Test the most defining of the match. Others think it’s the third (which is of consolation to the team which performs poorly on the second!). Anyway, it’s the second day we’re faced with – so what will happen? Last night, after the first day, I had Australia in front. England, however, have the runs on the board which is always beneficial. Australia’s batsmen will bat at some point on Friday – how will they respond? All-out attack, in a “jobs-on-the-line” mentality? Or will England’s bowlers, yet again (and without Simon Jones) out-manoeuvre them?

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