The commentators drilled on all day yesterday and day before how crap the pitch was at the Oval, yet England did a fine job batting on it. Even Trott on his debut managed to 119, so I am little weary thinking the pitch is that rubbish. If Australia can get a good start today with Clarke and Katich batting well like they did last night, then there is no reason why they can’t bat as well as England did yesterday.
Can Australia win or get a draw?
A win is a huge task, but if they can last until tomorrow with wickets in hand, there is no reason why they can’t get a draw. Still if England don’t win this match today then they have missed a huge opportunity.

TWO OUT ALREADY, perhaps the Aussies just don’t know how to play these pitches.

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