Ashes 2013/14 podcast: Fourth Test, day three
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Last Updated: 28/12/13 10:22am
With a 51-run lead in the locker, England seemed well placed at 86-1 in their second innings only for the first of two collapses to undermine their bowlers' efforts once again and give Australia a decent shot at going 4-0 up in the series after as many games. By stumps the home side, chasing 231, had progressed to 30-0.
As ever, our pundits are on hand to share their views and reflections on all the action and discuss the biggest talking points - on and off the field!
With five former England captains in the commentary box - Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss, Mike Atherton, Sir Ian Botham and David Gower - not to mention the enigma that is Bumble, there's plenty of chat to catch up on.
On today's podcast...
Beefy and Strauss look back on another day to forget for Alastair Cook's men.
With Australia favourites to win the Test, Beefy admits that England's batting was 'embarrassing' and says that some of the players look burnt out after a intense period of Ashes cricket.
Meanwhile, Strauss explains why today's collapses were perhaps the toughest to stomach on the tour so far - not least because it was spinner Nathan Lyon who did the bulk of the damage.
Strauss also shares his thoughts on the form of Michael Carberry, while Ian Ward catches up with England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow to get his thoughts on whether the tourists can claim what would be a famous victory on day four.
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Watch highlights of today's play from 4pm on Sky Sports 2. The Ashes Verdict delivers its judgement at 9pm before Ashes Extra returns ahead of live coverage of day four, which gets underway at 11pm - also on Sky Sports 2.