Pick of the day
We review the pick of the action, opinion and video from day two of the fourth Ashes Test
Last Updated: 10/08/13 8:20pm
Once again it was a low-scoring day as the ball zipped around for the Nottinghamshire seamer in particular, who has figures of 4-48 after tearing through the upper order.
However, the day eventually belonged to veteran opener Chris Rogers, who notched a maiden Test century just before play was halted for the day due to bad light.
He couldn't do it all alone though and he found a suitable ally in former opening partner Shane Watson, who benefited from being dropped to No 6 by making 68 in a 129-run stand before Broad returned to have him caught at the wicket.
Australia will resume just 16 runs behind England after they were bowled out for 238 after failing to add to their overnight score. Here we reflect on the talking points of day two at Chester-le-Street...
Man of the day
England looked set to run through the Australia batting line-up with Stuart Broad getting the ball to nip around from the outset. However, they didn't count on nuggetty opener Chris Rogers, who has plenty of experience in English conditions having plied his trade in the county game for many years. At 35 and with one Test cap in the bag prior to the series, Rogers was the least-heralded of the batsmen but has proven to be the hardest to dislodge this summer. "To play for your country is unbelievable, to wear the baggy green and then to get a hundred, that's something no one can take away, and I'm extremely happy at the moment." That pretty much sums it up.
New ball key for Broad
Stuart Broad proved the pick of the England bowlers with figures of 4-48 from 20 overs that had the Aussies on the back foot after they had been bowled out for 238. The Nottinghamshire seamer made the ball sing with the first new cherry, removing David Warner, Usman Khawaja and Michael Clarke in quick succession, and with the second due in just over five overs' time he is looking forward to making further inroads early on Sunday morning. "With the new ball round the corner if we get early wickets we'll be a in a strong position. I think it's is a new-ball wicket, if it gets to 50 overs old we realise how much it didn't seam, so that new ball will do things." Broad was also unfortunate not to have Rogers caught behind on review, when Hawkeye would have upheld an appeal for LBW.
More DRS controversy
It could all have been so much different for England if a review early in Rogers' innings had not gone the way of the batsman. The opener had been given out for caught behind by Tony Hill but the review showed the ball flicked the pad but not the bat on the way through. England thought they had their man anyway when Hawkeye showed the ball would have hit the stumps, but in a DRS quirk the decision could not be upheld because England had reviews the caught-behind call.
Sink or swim for Mikey
Sky's Ashes pundit Michael Holding said before the series he would swim back to Jamaica if Australia won a Test match. Well, he's starting to sweat now as the Aussies remain in the driving seat after two days' play in Durham. The tourists are just 16 runs behind England's first innings total with five wickets in hand, however with the new ball due in the morning Holding will be hoping Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Tim Bresnan call rip through the lower order and bring the hosts back into a winning position. A sleepless night beckons for Mikey...
As it happened
You can relive all the best action from day two by reading our interactive commentary from Emirates Durham ICG. You can also view a gallery of the day's best images here.