England have started well with consecutive boundaries in the second over after lunch
It's not capturing the public's attention this Test match.
Heading all the way down the cul-de-sac of Draw Close
England have trickled to 108/1
James Faulker is bowling OK but nothing that you'll remember by next week
Glorious pull shot for 4 by Joe Root straight to the square leg boundary
There's a drunk buzz round the Oval but the cricket is pedestrian
Is Trott going to break his shackles? Just played a lovely drive for 3
A bit of spin - Nathan Lyon from the Pavilion End
And spin makes the breakthrough - Root chips to Watson who's on the 45
Pietersen off the mark with a well timed drive through extra cover
which he follows up with a horrible wide flash which thankfully he misses
It's Lyon continuing from the Pavilion End. It's a bit cloudier now and actually much more pleasant temperature wise
This is really going to test the watching stamina of all but the most dedicated.
Trott is back to being Trott. Which is a good thing but it's not overflowing with runs at the moment.
Prompted by a discussion in the press box I've put up a poll on what's your favourite Test venue in Britain (I can't say England because of the SWALEC)
We've had 32 runs since lunch. BLOCK BLOCK BLOCK
Warner with a great throw nearly runs out KP but he just makes his ground
Run rate is just a teeny bit over 2 at the moment.
We are seeing the reemergence of Trott though. Which cannot be anything but a good thing
We're all waiting for the Lyon v KP battle to commence. It kind of hasn't yet
England have trickled to 144/2
KP goes for a quick single - a direct hit would have sent him packing but it was a long way shy of them
Some messing around with helmets now. (no innuendo intended)
Steve Smith is doing some stretching - looks like we might see some of his leggies soon
Steve Smith is coming on from the Vauxhall end - with Warner in at short leg
Smith gives it a good old rip. KP isn't taking any chances yet but I suspect he may try and target him
England have meandered to 150 from 71 overs.,