Adelaide | Enjoy the rebuilt Adelaide Oval’s Ashes debut with us as we live blog all the action on and off the ground – hit refresh for latest updates.
3.37PM: The tea break has seen a large group of suit-wearers walk into the oval. They’re all taking selfies with the stands behind them.
‘Selfies in suits’
3.35PM: Steve Smith plays down the wrong line and is bowled. Australia go into tea, 4-174, as England fight back.
Monty P dances down the wicket, clearly delighted, and then does some tapping of his shoes which Kevin Pietersen finds hysterical. Don’t ask me to explain what happened there.
Smith played inside a Panesar ball that straightened – a bit, but not a lot. Says one journalist: if you can’t make runs here, it really imperils your t Full Story »
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 won the toss and elected to bat against England in their second Test at Adelaide Oval beginning today.
The home side moved comfortably to 0/34 within the first hour before David Warner was out for 29 off just 34 balls.
Rogers and Watson then consolidated the innings with a century partnership moving to 1/143 at drinks in the second session.
Watson was out shortly after caught and bowled Anderson for 51; the total was 2/155.
The next over, Rogers departed, caught behind off Swann for 72.
Clarke and Smith now have the job of building on the start.
England has recalled spinner Monty Panesar to its side along with Test debutant Ben Stokes.
The 22 year old Stokes is an all-rounder who played in the one day series against Australia in England and most recently stepped out for the visit Full Story »