Hello from Canberra. Day two awaits, after a highly entertaining day one: 327 runs, seven wickets, and 97 overs bowled. Catches dropped, screamers held, swing and seam, centuries denied, counterattacks launched.
The upshot is that Australia have a very strong position, with a good score racked up already. Annabel Sutherland and Jess Jonassen will resume with the bat, both of whom are capable of making plenty themselves. They are only down the order because of the team’s batting depth, but Sutherland has batted at No3 for Australia before and Jonassen nearly made a Test hundred on debut in 2015.
So England’s first order of business must be to get their heads back in the game and have the patience to dismiss some good players, instead of thinking that the job is nearly done by virtue of the wickets column.