WICKET - well this is hopeless. Clarke is out to a ball that swings back into him - he doesn't review it although it looks to me at first view like it might be missing leg. But shows why I am not an umpire because Hawk-eye says it's hitting leg stump.
Well this is pretty painful isn't it? On the one hand after so many years of pain at the hands of the Australian cricket team, it's very nice to see them crumbling. On the other hand, we want a close hard fought contest don't we? hmmm I dunno
(sorry to be a partisan English there)
@Rhino@StevenageC.C: I suspect England won't enforce the follow-on. They'll want Swann to be bowling last.
Daggers is spot on below. Swann is looking lethal today. And it's really rather reassuring that England aren't reliant on Anderson as we feared they might be.
That's Agar off the mark off the 17th ball that he faced.
Swann is grinning like a Cheshire cat after he turns one absolutely square.
This is officially ridiculous. Agar is run out by Haddin for 2. The Vice Captain has absolutely sold the 19 year old down the river there.
Australia need 66 more to avoid the follow-on although I don't think England will enforce it.
So that ludicrous mix up has bought Peter Siddle to the crease. As others are saying, England won't enforce the follow-on. Unless Cook has some Watson style brainfade
Australia have lost 6 wickets in this mad afternoon session. A series of dreadful shots and a silly run out have left them in complete disarray. Chris Rogers should have reviewed his LBW decision as it was missing the stumps, it was a full toss that he chested down to his pads. Clarke was looking ominous before he was struck by Broad with a ball that nipped back in to him. Just before Tea, Ashton Agar was run out by his vice-captain Brad Haddin who called him through then sent him back. Some really terrible shots by Australia but Swann in particular has it on a string and is getting some serious turn out of the pitch.
Australian Press Colleagues are firing up their "SHAME OF AUSTRALIA" headlines.
Brad Haddin had decided to take Swann on and hit with the spin, he hits his first boundary getting rigt down and sweeping for 4. This is way to go - we saw at Trent Bridge that Haddin is very good at getting down and hitting with the spin.
Crikey, Anderson is getting this old ball to bounce. Australia still need 58 to avoid the follow-on.
WICKET: Graeme Swann takes a very good catch in the slips to remove Peter Siddle.
That's what a tailend shot looks like - dangling his bat outside the off stump and steers it to Swann at 2nd slip.
It ain't much fun being a fast bowler in this Aussie side. You steam in,bend your back and then as soon as you've sat down in the dressing room for a rest you are back out in the middle with your pads and bat.
WICKET Haddin tries to smash the cover off Swann's delivery and mistimes it and skews it straight to Trott. Pretty ugly
So the hopes of Australia lie in the hands of Ryan Rhino Harris. Are we in for another mad 10th wicket partnership?
Pattinson isn't looking very solid at all. I don't think this innings is long left for this world.
@twitchy: I am not sure about the gorgeous bit :)
We have had a bit of drama in the Lord's press box. Michael Vaughan and 7 other people were stuck in the media centre lift for 40 minutes. They're safe now. They thank you for your kind words of support in these testing times.
Alastair Cook reviews very speculatively an LBW shout against Harris but it's missing leg. The appeal wasn't very convincing either but I guess he might as well