APPEAL - Cook has played right across it but it pitched outside leg.
It's close - not a bad review but it has pitched outside leg stump.
Glorious shot by Joe Root - perfectly timed through extra cover
Cracking catch behind the sticks from Haddin removes the England skipper
Didn't see that coming. That's what is known as a red time wicket. Either side of a drinks or catering break is known as Red Time (apparently it's a thing)
Root moves comfortably to 40. It would be great for him to register a hefty score before he goes down under
Clarke has a leg slip and two men catching at mid wicket for Trott
And it nearly works as Trott completely miscues into the leg side
Trott just doesn't look comfortable. It's a bit odd - going from the most dependable man in the batting order to one who looks horribly scratchy
Trott looks like at any minute he's going to feather one into the hands of leg slip
On Twitter, Lizzy asked why Alastair Cook has failed to deliver with the bat in this series.
England need another 215 to avoid the follow-on
Trott works one just past the leg slip.
Australia are building the pressure here - run rate has slowed right down. Root has been on 41 since Jonah got eaten by that big whale.
Ah - there we go. He gets off 41 with a little nurdled single
APPEAL Root hit on the pads but it's going down leg. No discussion for a review, they weren't convinced
Chris Rogers does some athletic chasing to cut off a boundary by Root.
Australia are doing an England on England here
47 minutes at the crease and just 6 runs for Trott.
Good running between the sticks - really pushing for the second takes the score to 96/1
Morning session summary
England began day 3 solidly under glorious blue skies at the Oval. They got through the first hour comfortably taking the score to 68/0 at drinks. Immediately after the drinks break, however, Cook edged Harris behind for 25.
Facing an innovative leg side field from Clarke, Trott struggled against the movement that Harris was getting. He got off the mark half an hour before lunch and battled it out. Root looked much more assured moving his feet well but Australia built the pressure in the second hour turning the screws on England. Trott scored just 6 runs in the first 50 minutes he was at the crease.
Joe Root's second half century of the series came up just before the break. England go to lunch 97/1
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