The Ashes score made for unpleasant Breakfast reading this morning.
England failed to capitalise on their promising start yesterday, with Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin both making centuries, before Australia declared on 570-9.
England's reply was less than confidence building, with Essex batsman Alastair Cook being clean bowled by Mitchell Johnson for just 3.
However, Michael Carberry and Joe Root steadied the ship to some extent to guide England to 35-1 at the close of the play, but which ever way you look at it, Cook and his team now have a mountain to climb to save this Test and perhaps the series.
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Some morning brightness on Boxing Day but cloud increasing, with rain, sleet and snow, spreading in late afternoon. Turning windy.
Starting cold and dry Boxing Day. Wet and windy later.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of rain turning to snow later on Boxing Day in parts of the Anglia region