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Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener and Adam Lanigan

All times stated are UK

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    When Laura Marsh spoke to TMS last night, she spoke about how England hadn't quite had the rub of the green in this Test. That's a fair comment - there was at least one lbw that might have been given if DRS had been in place.

    But as Mel has just pointed out, England have also shelled the odd chance - while this lbw against Rachael Haynes, which was given, may have been overturned if DRS was available as the ball looked to have brushed her glove.

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    Melinda Farrell

    BBC Test Match Special

    There were two catches that should absolutely have been taken at international level. You can't then say you have not had any luck.

    Here are the drops in question - both cost England around 20-30 runs:

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  3. 'The forecast is absolutely fine'

    BBC Weather's Tomasz Schafernaker on TMS: "I'm really pleased to report that the forecast is absolutely fine. Today, the south west is one part of the UK where there is no rainfall. It will get brighter and brighter as the day goes on.

    "It should be the same tomorrow with pleasant temperatures of around 21 degrees. I would be surprised if there was any more time lost in the game."

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    Sunny skies at Taunton, we'll hear from BBC Weather shortly.

    The TMS team are on the outfield watching Australia warm up, and are seriously impressed with the pace of young Tayla Vlaeminck.

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    Isabelle Westbury

    Former Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Australia are clinical and ruthless. They will be looking for a win. They will put 400 on the board, maybe declare around lunch and look to bowl England out.

    They say the third day is moving day in golf, and it's the same in cricket.

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    So, will Australia declare? Or bat on to rub England's noses in it, with the intention of batting once - then bowling England out twice?

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    The match situation is that Australia are 341-5 - leaving England up the creek as the hosts must win this match to keep the Ashes series alive.

    Here's how it unfolded on day two:

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    Melinda Farrell

    BBC Test Match Special

    England have to be positive.There is no point holding out for a draw. If England can at least fight and show some grit, they can take something out of this, win or lose. 108 overs is a long time today and when England get out to bat, they will almost have to treat it like an ODI. But first they have to get some wickets.

  9. Session times today

    If all goes to plan, we could have up to 108 overs today.

    The first session will be 11:00-13:00 as normal. After lunch, they'll be on from 13:40 to 15:55. And after tea, it's 16:15 to 18:30.

    It being women's cricket, they're unlikely to need an extra half-hour to bowl those overs.

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    Isabelle Westbury

    Former Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

    Can Ellyse Perry give someone else a chance please? There is little more to say about her. She is a superstar of the game.

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    Only 32 overs were possible in total yesterday, but the forecast is much better today. And we could have a long day, as I'll explain shortly.

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    Morning, everyone. We had a rather truncated day yesterday as Australia tightened the Women's Ashes noose around England's neck.

    Ellyse Perry was... being Ellyse Perry. So naturally, she scored a century.

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    But then we got rather a lot of this, as it started raining at lunch and didn't stop long enough for the players to return:

    The covers are on at Taunton