Aug 11 2013
England were on course to restrict Australia to a minor first-innings lead after taking four wickets in the first hour on day three at Chester-le-Street.
Centurion Chris Rogers (110) and his overnight partner Brad Haddin could add only 10 runs between them before both falling to Graeme Swann in a total of 258 for nine.
Australia had begun a mostly sunny morning on 222 for five in reply to 238 all out, with obvious chances of pushing for a significant mid-match advantage in this fourth Investec Test.
But England were into their tail almost immediately, when Swann had Haddin lbw in the first full over of the day and later took his Test tally against Australia to 50 by claiming the wicket of Rogers.
Haddin went back and missed in defence, and used up the tourists' first review to no avail as Hawk-Eye unsurprisingly projected impact halfway up the stumps.
Rogers' near six-hour vigil ended too before Australia reached parity or the second new ball became available, thanks again to Swann - as well as an alert Matt Prior, and the effectiveness of Hot Spot.
The thermal-imaging technology has come in for plenty of scrutiny in this controversial summer for the decision review system.
But this morning, it settled an otherwise unclear issue after Prior lunged athletically from behind the wickets to short-leg to catch the ball after Rogers pushed forward at Swann.
Umpire Tony Hill had ruled not out. But Hot Spot told third official Marais Erasmus there was faint impact with glove before pad, and Rogers had to go at last after his 250 balls of skilful defiance.
Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris were therefore exposed to James Anderson and Stuart Broad in full cry, on this helpful surface.
Anderson duly picked up his first wicket of the match when Siddle guided a catch low to Alastair Cook at slip, and then Nathan Lyon fell to England's pace lynchpin too when he was lbw shuffling across the crease.
Australia still had a review left, but did not use it - and Hawk-Eye later indicated the decision would have been overturned.