To their credit England did not surrender without a fight, and both Bell (87) and Cook (116) produced their best form of the series to date.There is now a chance that the weather may yet play a part in the outcome, as the forecast suggests :
Even before his innings Rod Marsh had predicted a great future for Cook, as yesterday's Age reminded us
he once did for Ricky Ponting.
Thundery shower or two, clearing late morning or early afternoon. Light/moderate
S/SW winds, tending fresh near the coast in the afternoon.
We shall see.