The second session was won by England despite losing the key wicket of Joe Root as they go into the break on 174 for 4. Led by Ben Stokes, England have fought hard to keep Australia at bay with their bowlers tiring. The new ball is 13 overs away and it could pose a problem for the tail, but for that, Australia need a couple of strikes with the old ball. The visitors are one session away from what will be a spectacularly fought, face-saving draw. And a lot rides on the well-set Stokes, who is four shy of his half-century.