Double bowling change, Watson has replaced Starc at the Statham End. Comically he runs up 3rd ball and then doesn't let go of the ball.
England have got through their first 8 overs unscathed - just about.
If you give Cook any width on the off side he will punish you with a trademark cut shot
Watson may be a reluctant bowler but he is a very effective one for the most part. He bowls a controlled line and length which even though it is of moderate pace batsmen find very difficult to get away.
Clarke is rotating his bowlers very well and this is a nightmare for Cook. He's got a left arm seamer at one end and an off spinner turning it at the other end and he's struggling.
England have been becalmed not that they were ever whatever the opposite of becalmed is
Ryan Harris back into the attack, Clarke using his bowlers in short sharp bursts which given their fragility might be sensible.
Although why hasn't Siddle bowled?
This is a proper digin from Root - 1 run from 40 balls.
It really is a battle for England out there. The run rate in the last 10 overs is only a little over one and a half
But the important thing is they are still at the crease. This is going to be a long old haul for England.
So Peter Siddle is alive then on he comes from the Statham End and he obliges Root with his first boundary off the 48th ball he faced.
Worryingly Ryan Harris has gingerly left the field. He is a bit breakable at the best of times
Shane Watson is coming back on again. He's changing his bowlers more often than ....[insert own joke here]
Watson still hasn't conceded a run. Effective Mr Maiden
Root's laboured innings comes to end as he nicks behind off Siddle. Which brings Bresnan in as nightwatchman
It's Watson to continue and, you guessed it, he's on the spot full outside Cook's off stump. That's a maiden, Watson's fifth in a row. And Ryan Harris trundles back on to the field.
No problems for nightwatchman Bresnan who forces Siddle into the off side to get off the mark. ENG 48-1.
Shane Watson's shift of maidens is over. Back comes Nathan Lyon who turns one into Bresnan's pads to excite the close catchers.
Oh Bresilad! The nightwatchman aims to pull a short one from Siddle. There's a noise and Haddin takes a tumbling legside catch. Bresnan considered a review and decided against it. Bad move. Replays showed Bresnan didn't hit it. The ball clipped his trouserleg.
No second nightwatchman for England. Jonathan Trott is scratching away at the crease.
The Aussies are cranking up the pressure. Plenty of men around the bat as Lyon continues. Cook nurdles a single to get off strike and take England to 50.
Trott's off the mark but he could have run out his captain. Great fielding from Warner who shies at the batsman's end. He misses. Cook was way short of his ground.
Close! Siddle starts the last over of the day and Trott edges just short of the slips. England really under the cosh here.
Cook's happy to leave the day's last deliveries well alone. Siddle comes round the wicket for the last ball of the day but the England skipper watches it sail by. That it stumps. Another good day for the Aussies.