Adelaide | The match is finely balanced as we head towards the end of the first day. Fine weather and good cricket will deliver a great financial result for Adelaide Oval’s new tenants. Read below for a full recap of the day’s action on and off the field. See you tomorrow on the live blog.
4.37 PM: Clarke dropped by a sharply-diving Joe Root on 20. Catch of the millennium if he took that.
4.28 PM: As Broad bowls to Clarke – giving him a fair bit of trouble, which suggests that there’s a bit in this pitch for the bowler – it’s worth mentioning on small group of supporters who are sporting the name Broad today.
Adelaide | SKYCITY Casino’s owners are aiming to make inroads into the share of the gaming machine market in hotels and open a second operation in Adelaide.
In an update to investors yesterday, the New Zealand company reveals that its recently extended exclusivity agreement with the State Government would give it the opportunity to open a second operation in South Australia.
The update describes the performance of its Adelaide operation as “poor” and its current facility as an “inferior, unattractive, inefficient and uncompetitive experience”.
“There is a significant opportunity for SKYCITY to grow market share in South Australia,” the update document says.
“SKYCITY has only captured 7.5 per cent of the total SA electronic gaming machines (EG Full Story »
Australia’s batsmen have failed to convert half-centuries into big scores on a lifeless Adelaide Oval pitch in what could prove to be a costly start to the second Ashes Test.
After choosing to bat first, Michael Clarke’s men were 5-273 at stumps on Thursday’s first day of play in front of a sell-out crowd of almost 34,000.
The home side had been cruising at 1-155 on a good batting track which offered little for the England quicks and some turn for the spinners.
Chris Rogers (72), Shane Watson (51) and George Bailey (53) all got themselves out with dubious shot selection after appearing set for hefty totals.
Clarke was unbeaten on 48 at stumps with Brad Haddin not out on seven.
Haddin was fortunate to survive after England’s Michael Carberry dropped a simple chance a Full Story »