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Ashes diary: pool proposal makes a splash on day two in Brisbane | Sport

The swimming pool on the Gabba might finish every day with a identical hue to a schooner of XXXX. But whilst it was once nonetheless somewhat transparent after lunch, one plucky supporter – dressed in simply budgie-smugglers, naturally, and wearing green-and-gold face paint – equipped a heart-warming second through proposing to his female friend in the shallows. Up went the roar from the stand when the be offering was once permitted, with some other spherical of the amber nectar sculled for excellent measure. Ali Martin

Maxwell again in the home

Australia’s standby discovered batting a more uncomplicated career down in Sydney. Admittedly Glenn Maxwell was once enjoying towards New South Wales’ 2nd string assault (the primary string is enjoying in the Test fit) however he produced some champagne strokeplay towards Doug “The Rug” Bollinger and his colleagues. Maxwell, batting at No3 for Victoria, hit an unbeaten 213 from 260 balls. Like Pat Cummins, till this week, Maxwell hasn’t ever performed a Test in his house nation – he has seven appearances in Asia – however that would smartly alternate earlier than this sequence is over. Vic Marks

It’s going to be a lengthy summer season

It didn’t take lengthy. Channel Nine’s TV statement of the cricket in Australia is the soundtrack of the native summer season, punctuated with acquainted voices traversing very acquainted subjects. One of the ones: meals. Namely, Shane Warne’s love of pizza. It took all of 4 overs to speak about his favoured sort, “a big ham and pineapple” on morning two. Never alternate, Shane. Adam Collins

Send for the trend police

Speaking of the Nine, England champion and provocateur Kevin Pietersen is doing a punditry stint on his first Ashes with the community. On day one he went on digital camera wearing a pair of cream colored footwear. Naturally, social media had its manner with him for it. So he bit again with a chuckle, the footwear again on for a 2nd run, now paired with some baby-blue socks. “For all you fashion gurus out there hammering my shoes,” he tweeted, “the more you pipe up, the more I’ll wear ’em.” What didn’t get spotted in the preliminary typhoon was once that his tie was once about 3 inches in need of his belt buckle. Had he been dressed in one, this is. KP does it his manner. AC

Friday on his thoughts

Queensland. Notoriously essentially the most risky state in Australia, going to the polls on Saturday with a right-wing extremist crew set to win a number of seats. But on the cricket on Friday they simply sought after to get unfastened. Sure sufficient, punches adopted as the general hour started. But what did the protagonist of the brawl do earlier than getting grabbed through police? He ran to the following aisle to scull his pint and pa it on his head. Then, and most effective then, he was once glad to be evicted. Queensland. AC

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