punter called it quits then, had to keep reminding myself i disliked the chirpy little prick during that press conference. something in my eye there. i don't know where you'd put him on the all-time list but he's certainly top 2 or 3 of my lifetime, the absolute prototypical australian. would have liked to see them take a fourth ashes off him but it's probably for the best, wonder if sachin will take the hint.
finn and bell in, broad and bairstow out, sharma in for harbahjan. india win the toss and choose to bat, all as expected really. have seen the pitch described variously as a complete road and a rank turner.