Here are some things that happened:
1. Jonathan Trott did some mileage
This was probably the most important thing that happened today. When Australia’s openers were in, Trott was fielding at fine leg. Left-hander, right-hander, from both ends, Trott was at fine leg. He covered all four corners of the ground within about nine balls. It was excellent cricket.
2. Ed Cowan got some noise
The spectators had waited a while for a wicket and they really perked up when they got one. This brought Cowan to the crease on a king pair and it seemed like the crowd figured they could probably get him out themselves by playing on his nerves. It very nearly worked. Ashes cricket must seem overwhelming to the players at times.
3. Ashton Agar emerged at number eight
And was instantly greeted with a chorus of: “Who are you? Who are you?”
4. Beer snakes have got their own song
When did this happen? We’ve seen millions of beer snakes, but we’ve never heard people singing “Feed the snake! Feed the snake!” at them before.