Alright. The radar looks no more promising – might be a gap long enough to get back on briefly, but more rain after that. As we expected for today I guess. My stint of Weather Watch has come to an end, and it’s Tanya Aldred’s turn to ponder precipitation. Kindly send her lots of emails so she has something to do.
Hello world. It is day three of the women’s Ashes Test, and we have a contest on our hands. England looked done and dusted yesterday at 120 for 6 in replay to 337 for 9 declared, but Heather Knight played her finest Test innings to reach 127 by stumps. She’ll resume this morning with Sophie Ecclestone on 27, and two wickets in hand, to try to narrow the deficit from its current 102. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a dominant position for Australia. But instead of England being blown away short of the follow-on mark, the visitors could now at least push the hosts to make some difficult decisions about how to play the match from here.