Ashes 2013/14 podcast: Fifth Test, day one
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Last Updated: 03/01/14 9:09am
Hopeful visiting fans were frustrated once again, though as Brad Haddin (75) and Steve Smith (115) shared a century stand to put Australia on track for a first-innings total of 326 despite six wickets for Ben Stokes. There was time even time for Michael Carberry to fall for a duck as England reached stumps on 8-1.
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 Bumble look back on a day where England let Australia off the hook and ask 'how did it happen?'
Bumble bemoans England's attempts to engage Haddin in a verbal battle and their subsequent lack of discipline at a stage when they were winning the game.
Meanwhile, Beefy explains why he thinks the tourists are now in deep trouble - not least given the rate at which Australia have scored their runs.
The pair also share their views on the pitch, the impact of Boyd Rankin's injury and Michael Carberry's future - plus England's selection policy.
Plus, Beefy lauds Stokes' start to Test cricket and Ian Ward catches up with the Durham all-rounder.
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Catch highlights of today's play from midday - and On Demand from 6.30pm - on SS2 before the Ashes Verdict returns at 9pm. The Ashes Extra is back at 10.30pm with Ian Ward ahead of our live coverage of day two.