although england have already lost their first wicket, the day belongs to the spin bowler monty panesar. left out of the first two tests (remember, the ones that england lost rather embarrassingly), he has just taken 5-92 in his first ashes test. this has sent me into a silent frenzy, since it is almost 4:30 am and there is nobody to dance around the room with me. it has also made duncan fletcher look like a bit of a wally for not picking panesar earlier. first english spinner ever to take 5 wickets at the waca. c'mon england - the rugby is rubbish, the footie is feeble - give us some cracking cricketing for a change, eh?