LITESPORT 42 Friday, 10 July 2009 London Lite ENGLANDvAUSTRALIA ASHES2009 FIRSTTEST JIMMYS FIXING DAVID LLOYD was Twittering with glee as James Anderson and Monty Panesar finally broke through with three quick wickets before lunch in Cardiff today. The former England coach and Sky Sports commentator struggled to restrain himself. BumbleCricket: Well, well, well. A bloke gets 150 and out like that. Who would have thought it? England right back in this. Could be a great Test this... He added: Love doing third man. Gives me a chance to explore the technical issues. Ponting innings an exhibition. And as the atmosphere sizzled around Sophia Gardens, Bumble made the point: Peoples Test match this one. Not too many of the prawn sandwich brigade in the house (or legends in their own lunchtime). Former Australian pace bowler and record-breaking nightwatchman Jason Gillespie was less effusive. Jason_Gillespie: We did not need that. This is Englands session. Which rather puts the view of Phillip Hughes, the only Australian dismissed in Cardiff yesterday, in perspective. Early this morning, PH408 reckoned: Good days play yesterday, great centuries from the boys. Got some good tips from Freddy after his first ball too LOL! But for true Twittertainment, its back to that man Lloyd. BumbleCricket: Does the incoming tide make the ball swing? That is the question. Then: Just about to go on air. Big day. I am doing weather. Will it swing? Is the tide in? What are the crop circles like? And when Katich finally fell, he raved: Its swinging. Must be something to do with planetary alignment. Katich out! Pitch it up, swing it in, easy as that! Big wicket for England! JAMESANDERSONclaimedtwohugepre-lunch breakthroughsforEnglandwiththesecondnew ball this morning, disrupting Australias appar- ently serene progress towards a first-innings lead in the opening Ashes Test. The Lancashire seamer struck twice in the spaceof 14ballstodismissopenerSimonKatich and Michael Hussey. Thenleft-armspinnerMontyPanesar--under huge pressure after his unthreatening 11 overs yesterday--dismissedAustraliancaptainRicky Pontingonthethirdmorningof thefirstnpower Test in Cardiff. It left Australia -- who had resumed 186 runs behind on a commanding 249 for one -- on 348-4 at lunch, still trailing England by 87 runs. Ponting, unbeaten on 100 overnight and need- ingafurther115tobecomehiscountryshighest Test run-scorer, looked the more assured of Australias second-wicket pair. He quickly seized on a short ball from Panesar in the sixth over of the morning to cut his first boundary -- and when off-spinner Graeme Swann was introduced in the next over, Ponting drove his first ball down the ground for another boundary. It was not until England took the second new ball that they began gaining some encourage- ment, although Ponting hit Anderson for two boundaries in its first over -- and Andrew Flin- toffs first ball of the following over flew so wide that wicketkeeper Matt Prior had to take it in front of first slip. But once Anderson found his range and began to swing it, Australia looked less comfortable --with Katich finally falling for an impressive 122 in the fifth over of the new ball. Katich, who added 239 runs with Ponting, had shown his brav- ery in the previous over when he allowed a bouncer from Flintoff to hit him on the back rather than risk playing it. But Anderson swung the ball into him and hit him on the front pad to persuade umpire Billy Doctrove to finally lift his finger. Cue wild celebrations after a difficult morning forEnglandfansaroundtheground--andview- ers around the nation. Anderson struck again six overs later, Hussey -- the vastly experienced batsman also known as Mr Cricket around the county circuit -- attemptingtodriveoutsideoff-stumpbutedging behind to give Prior a low catch. England captain Andrew Strauss decided to replaced Anderson with Panesar four overs later. Panesar bowled 11 overs yesterday and opened with Broad this morning, but didnt look like he was going to pull up trees -- or Australian stumps. But the switch brought immediate rewards whenheclaimedtheprizescalpof Ponting,who became the fourth man to pass 11,000 Test runs yesterday. Ponting had just reached another milestone, progressing to his 150, when he spotted a short ball from Panesar and rocked back to try to add to his 14 fours and a six. For one of the few times in his innings span- ningoverfivehours,however,Pontingmis-timed his shot and got a bottom edge onto his stumps to give England an unexpected bonus before the interval. Broad, who struggled with a calf strain on day two,cameoutfiredupafterlunchbutwasunable to join the wicket-taking club as Michael Clarke and Marcus North stood firm. TV AND RADIO Sky Sports 1 10am-7pm, highlights: 8pm and 11pm. Channel 5 highlights: 7.15pm. BBC Radio 4 from 10.45am. Five Live Sports Extra 10.25am-6.30pm. WEATHER Today: Overcast most of the day but with sunny intervals. Tomorrow: Cloudy day with light rain. expected. Do you tweet? Follow us at: LondonLiteNews Referral system will come too ENGLAND could have done with the referral system in Cardiff yesterday. Television reviews will be available for all Test matches from October -- but not in time for these Ashes clashes. And that ensured Aussie opener Simon Katich survived a huge lbw appeal long before he had reached his maiden Ashes century. Katich was on 56 when a ball from off-spinner Graeme Swann hit him on the back pad as he failed to move his feet decisively to counteract the turning ball. Umpire Billy Doctrove decided to ignore English appeals and not to raise the finger, but had England had recourse to the referral system, third umpire Richard Kettleborough may have given Katich out. The referral system is similar to the challenge system in tennis. Teams are allowed to question the umpires decision, but they are permitted only two incorrect appeals per innings and technologies familiar to television viewers, such as Hawkeye and hotspot, are unavailable. Swann certainly felt hard done. He said: We can whinge about the ball being soft or the wicket being flat, Katich not being given out lbw off my bowling when it was plumb. We were a bit disappointed to be in that position at the end of the day. Swann, who scored 47 not out with the bat yesterday morning, added: If you look down our scorecard, nearly everyone got themselves in, but failed to go on. The big occasion probably got to us a little bit. Some of our guys should have gone on and got hundreds. The only ton that was truly denied was mine. I ran out of partners! BY NEAL COLLINS Anderson gets Katich and Hussey, then Monty puts paid to captain Ponting BY NEAL COLLINS SUDDENLY ENGLANDS TWITS ARE BUMBLING BEAUTIES! index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html