The lead is there now but the pitch is looking flat, and here comea the sun like you say.
A bit more care from the batsman perhaps and they could have cashed in now.
Didn't like the innings from Moeen in particular he got too worried about batting with a real tail end, but he is a bit wasted at 8 meaning he gives his wixket away more often than he would like.
I don't mind Moeen at 8 really, he often does a really good job with the tail. But to be honest if we don't sort out 2,3 and 5 there is a massive argument for him batting higher, but I'm not sure I'd go higher than 5 with him. He's a bit of a flasher, I don't think he often solves the problem of 30/3 if he opens or bats 3
We really need to find an opener though, I'm not sure 5 is an issue, there is Mo, Hales who has been batting 5 for Notts and probably more of a comfortable 5 at test level or even Ballance who I felt sorry for in the South Africa series. Been batting 4 for Yorkshire, batted 4 for the lions but thrown in at 3 again for England.
Well don't Jimmy son, we are lucky to have witnessed your career