England's First Innings total of 361 is good, not brilliant. It is, however, a good deal better than their poor first innings in the First Test, and a lot better than their overnight score of 289-7 had suggested. Australia are already struggling in their own first innings, at 69-4. It's not over till it's over – but I think we may have an outcome on the 4th day. Pity those who bought tickets for day 5!
I love cricket. I love playing it, and I love watching it. I love watching village green cricket, in rural locations in England, and I love watching the Test Matches – especially the Ashes.
I'm not being a needlessly over-patriotic, boring ex-pat living in America on this issue! I am enjoying getting to understand Baseball, and I love going to support my local team, the Blue Wahoos. But I do miss my cricket! Fortunately, today's technology (with a rather nice Android App) enables me at least some contact with my favorite sport.