Over 55 Australia 229/9 Hughes 63* Agar 69*
Agar leaves Broad's first ball well alone - it's wide outside off and no need to play at that. He defends the 3rd ball back into the pitch - batting well beyond his tender years. Then can push the 4th one which is wide just gently for a single. Hughes defends the last ball.
Phil - I think you are right, the lad will be bought a shandy or two tonight.
Welcome back, hope you all had a nice lunch. Settle in for the afternoon session on another extraordinary day.
Players and umpires are back out. Agar and Hughes are striding back out to the wicket.
Over 56 Australia 238/9 Hughes 66* Agar 71*
It will be Anderson who's switched to the Pavilion end bowling to Agar. He solidly defends the first ball after lunch. Then pulls behind square for a quick single. The 4th ball comes off Hughes pad down to fine leg for leg byes. He follows up with a square drive for a single, Anderson is bowling an alright length but the ball isn't doing a great deal.
Agar then flicks a single from the final ball. Good over for Australia - statement of intent post-lunch.
Over 57 Australia 247-9 Agar 80* Hughes 66*
Stuart Broad will bowl from the Radcliffe Road End. Agar pulls the first ball away absolutely gloriously and it races away on this fast outfield to the boundary for 4. The 4th ball is played back into the ground. Agar is seriously impressive, gets in live, covers his off-stump. Head over his feet when he plays.
The 5th balls is clipped off the front foot for another boundary. And another record has fallen - the highest Australian 10th wicket partnership against any side.
The final ball is a single to take Agar on to strike for the next over.
Over 58 Australia 253-9 Hughes 66* Agar 86*
England look shell-shocked.
Anderson bowls a good delivery that Agar just takes a step forward and lofts a KP-esque flamingo on drive for four. Incredible stuff. A rare mistimed shot from the final ball. The lead extends to 38
Over 59 Australia 259/9 Hughes 71* Agar 87*
England are having an extended discussion. They simply don't know what to do to get this lad out. Broad is bowling to Agar from the Radcliffe Road End and the first ball is driven into the offside for no-run. An easy single from the 3rd ball - it was a full ball hit down to deep point.
The 5th ball is driven straight back down the ground by Phil Hughes - it goes past the diving Kevin Pietersen and races to the long off boundary. Followed by a well timed clip off the legs for one.
Over 60 Australia 264/9 Hughes 76* Agar 87*
Hughes takes 2 from the first ball of Anderson's over, ball on middle and leg tucked into the legside. Hughes looks like a totally changed man. It's still not very pretty but he looks full of confidence and very solid. He squares up to the 3rd ball defends it back into the pitch. 5 from the over.
Over 54 Australia 271-9 Hughes 79* Agar 91*
Agar gets off the dreaded Aussie number 87 with a push for a single from the 1st ball.
Hughes then drives down the ground - it's cut off by KP but it brings up the 150 partnership.
Then Broad manages to bowl a very good bouncer that Agar has to swivel to get out of the way off. The only decent bouncer we've seen all day. Agar gives Broad a big smile. Then a shot in the air for 3 brings up the record 10th wicket partnership anywhere ever. Amazing stuff.
Agar moves to 91
RECORD BREAKING - This the highest ever 10th wicket partnership in Tests - 154
Over 62 Australia 273/9 Hughes 80* Agar 92*
A beauty from Swann first ball that bounces and spins past the edge of Agar's bat. The second ball is straighter and is defended solidly by Agar taking a decent stride forward. The 3rd ball he comes down the pitch but pulls out of the shot. The 4th ball spins again past the edge of Agar's bat - out of the rough and spins prodigiously. Single from the 5th ball off the inside edge. Single off the final ball keeps him the strike
Over 63 Australia 274/9 Agar 92* Hughes 81*
Phil Hughes happy to play gentle shots into the off-side for no run for the first 3 balls. They are decent length balls from Broad but the 4th one strays a bit and is flicked through to backward point for a single.
Broad bowls a short ball to Agar on the 5th ball and it hits him on the upper arm but that will have smarted a bit. The final ball is played down well for a single
More record breaking
Agar now has the highest score ever by a number 11 batsmen in Test cricket
Over 64 Australia 278/9 Hughes 81* Agar 96*
3 runs from the first ball takes Agar to 96 and the highest score ever by a number 11 Test batsman. Hughes plays out the rest of the over. The lead is now 63
Over 65 Australia all out for 280
Broad gives Agar a bumper but he avoids it. Then guides the next ball down to 3rd man for 2 runs. The next ball is a terrible wide legside ball but Agar swings for it and misses. Then wafts and misses at the next one.
Then sadly pulls one straight down the throat of Graeme Swann.
Australia all out for 280 a lead of 65 runs. And no one saw that coming from 117/9
England second innings
Over 1 England 2-0 Root 1* Cook 1*
Pattinson start with a no ball. Cook tucks away the first legitimate ball for a single. Root punches the 4th ball just down into the off side and then runs hard for a single.
England need to bat very calmly and slowly here. Just bat long - there's absolutely loads of time left.
Over 2 England 3/0 Root 1* Cook 1*
Starc coming in from the Radcliffe Road End. Starc's second ball keeps alarmingly low but left alone by Root outside the off-stump.
He is struck on the pads 3rd ball but it's done too much and the appeal is turned down. Clarke refers it but it is only just clippping and it stays with on field call. Not out. He is swinging it into Root. Two slips two gullies in place.
Starc is already bowling better than he did first innings.
Over 3 England 3/0 Cook 1* Root 1*
Cook plays a wide one outside off - just like he did in the first innings but he misses this one. More by luck than judgement though. Final ball is very wide and left alone. Maiden over.