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Ashes 2013/14 podcast: Third Test, day two

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Sky Sports Ashes Podcast

Sir Ian Botham said England would need to 'man up' on day two of the third Test to save the Ashes and after bowling Australia out for 385 in their first innings, all seemed to be going swimmingly as Alastair Cook and Michael Carberry shared an 85-run first-wicket stand.

But one wicket very quickly brought two - the second being Joe Root's much-discussed caught behind - and suddenly England were on the back foot....

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As ever, our pundits are on hand to share their views and reflections on all the action and discuss the biggest talking points - on and off the field!

With five former England captains in the commentary box - Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss, Mike Atherton, Sir Ian Botham and David Gower - not to mention the enigma that is Bumble, there's plenty of chat to catch up on.

On today's podcast...

Nasser Hussain and David 'Bumble' Lloyd reflect on a day in which temperatures rose on the field and the commentary box! Download it here.

Former umpire Bumble gives his take on Root's caught-behind dismissal and, after reading up on the protocol of DRS, explains why England's No 3 had to go (although it appears he didn't hit it).

Bumble also explains why he became more animated than he's EVER been in the morning session and Nasser Hussain admits why Kevin Pietersen infuriates him so much.

Plus, join the two as they mull over the challenges that lie ahead of England on day three...

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Watch highlights of today's play on Sky Sports 2. The Ashes Verdict returns to deliver its judgement at 12.30pm on the same channel. Our coverage of day three of the third Test begins at 2.25am on Sunday morning.