Melbourne, Australia: On the first day of yesterday’s third test, England crashed to 185, putting their ashes dreams on the brink of ruin in the face of Australia’s relentless attacks. After a big defeat in Brisbane and Adelaide, visitors must win in Melbourne to keep the five test series alive. Australia only needs a draw to hold the jar as a holder. But these hopes were almost deadly, as Australia defeated England’s flimsy blow and only captains Joe Root (50) and Johnny Bainesu (35) showed resistance.
Australian skipper Pat Cummins was isolated by COVID, so after missing a second Adelaide test, Spin King’s Nathan Lyon won 3-36. Australia then negotiated 16 overs to get a one-61 on the stump, dragging at 124 instead of 20 outs, despite Marcus Harris hitting his finger awkwardly, Knight. Watchman Lyon hasn’t scored yet.
But on another bad day for England, they put David Warner’s big wicket in his bag. “As a bowling group, we know we’re not going to give up on softovers. We need to take 20 wickets to win the game, and that’s our motivation,” Scott Boland of Australia made his debut. I took the Markwood wicket. “Participating is a great attack.”
After the blow collapsed in the first two tests and bowling went wrong, Root read the riot behavior to the player. They have so far failed to score more than 297 in 5 innings. “Obviously, Toss didn’t work. I also loved playing the bowl in the first session,” Bainesu said. “Yes, we are still looking for that big score. We need to be stronger and stronger by dismissal, we know that.
“But today we’ve confirmed that the pitch is well served (for the bowler). Hopefully we’ll get up in the morning and put pressure on us to break in early.” Opener Haseeb Hameed (0) and Crawley (12) fell cheaply to Cummins after defeating Toss and putting England in the bat. Their hope was to rest on the route again in front of MCG’s 57,100 fans. concern. He celebrated his 53rd test half a century in his 112th match, but was unable to convert it to Maiden Ton again in Australia after 50 poor shots at Mitchell Starc.
Visitors swung their axes after Rory Burns and Bearstow played 6 against Crawley on behalf of Olly Pope after the defeat of 275 runs in Adelaide. Like off-spinner Jack Ruetsch, Wood was recalled after resting in Adelaide. Crawley, wearing a black armband to mourn Ray Illingworth, a former English captain who died at the age of 89, confidently drove Cummins with three people. However, Cummins continued his ferocious tour of Hamed after nicking wicket-keeper Alex Carey and hit three balls.
Crawley won her first test chance since March, but couldn’t find and grab the outer edge of the rise of the Cummins ball that Cameron Green caught brilliantly in Garry. His 12 dismissal left England 2 to 13 with Dawid Malan and Root. This is the only two British batters who have passed 50 in this series. Careful Malang stole the 18-ball and unmarked it, but on the 14th, when he took the edge from Cummins and slipped to Warner, a disaster struck near lunch. The route played aggressively, surpassing South Africa’s Graham Smith (1,656 in 2008) to take third place in the run that scored the most in the calendar year. But just as he looked on the set, he offered a lazy stroke. Star-all-rounder Ben Stokes left for the green at 25 and Jos Buttler had only 11 balls. He hit Lyon against Borland. This is the first indigenous people to play test cricket in Australia since Jason Gillespie. Later, Borland ridiculed Wood, Bainesu gloved Stark to the green, and Australia mop up the tail. — AFP
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