It means New Zealand only hold a 1.58 point lead over Wales in the rankings and a defeat of any kind for the back-to-back world champions at the WACA
would see the All Blacks lose 1.66 of a point giving the current Six Nations champions top spot.
United fans packing into the Waca
to watch United train
Lukaku The players were in good spirits during the session at the WACA
, despite a plane flying overhead shortly before the start that reminded them of the challenges facing the Red Devils as they attempt to return to the top domestically and in Europe.
Melbourne [Australia], Dec 13 ( ANI ): Ahead of the second Test between India and Australia in Perth, WACA
head curator Brett Sipthorpe on Thursday revealed the nature of the pitch.
The implication of this averment, namely that most of the money that should have been used to build a four-inch asphalt supposedly went underground, is not lost on the WACA
officials who are, of course, persuaded that a chunk of the contract sum actually went into kickbacks, and are determined to coerce a confession of the crime.
Broad, meanwhile, has managed only five wickets at an average of 61.80 and suffered the worst Test figures of his career at the WACA
, where he went wicketless for 142 runs.
England have a dreadful record at the Waca
"That's the opportunity that's in front of this group, to go and win here at the WACA
for the first time in a long time, by playing well for longer.
We've got to put in a performance that is worthy of us winning at the WACA
It is not just in the middle that pace is to be found in Perth, and Wood said: "I've heard numerous things about the WACA
nets, so I'm looking forward to that.
"If I can build it up and then impress in those WACA
nets, then I hope I can play some part in the series."