As England hold the Ashes, they only have to draw the series to retain them, whereas Australia need an outright win across the five Tests to regain the urn.
“It cost us a lot of runs today [Thursday] and potentially it could cost us the Ashes,” Harris said of the Siddle no-ball. “We were pretty disappointed. Darren was not very happy when we went in for lunch. You just can’t afford to have to take 11 wickets or 12 wickets. It’s as simple as that. It was probably the only one he [Siddle] bowled.”
Indeed, it was the lone no-ball Siddle delivered in what turned out to be a wicketless return of 12 overs for 48 runs.