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Play will resume at 9:30am Brisbane time, which is 10:30am AEDT (Sydney and Melbourne).

An entire session was lost on day one due to poor weather in the afternoon, so play was brought forward an hour yesterday.

However, England could find themselves in strife after bowling just 84 overs yesterday.

To put that in perspective, Test cricket teams are supposed to bowl 90 overs in three two-hour sessions. An extra half an hour in the final session is often utilised so teams can get their 90 overs in.

Even with an extra half an hour at the start of the day – making it seven hours out in the field – England only bowled 84 overs when they were supposed to get through 98.

The reason? A lack of urgency. Perhaps the Brisbane heat. Also, don’t forget that Jack Leach, the team’s orthodox spinner, only bowled 11 overs. He was hit out of the attack – and possibly the series – by Australia.

As reader Susan puts it: “England bowled 84 overs in an extended day of play. Unbelievable.”

Mark Wood celebrates the wicket of Steve Smith on Thursday.

Mark Wood celebrates the wicket of Steve Smith on Thursday. Credit:Getty



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