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Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 3 Highlights: ENG 220/2 at stumps

Ashes 2021, Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 3 Highlights: England trail by 58 runs at stumps on the third day. Earlier, Australia were bowled out for 425 in their first innings.

By: Sports Desk
Updated: December 10, 2021 1:15:41 pm
Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 3 Highlights: Joe Root and Dawid Malan in action. (AP)

Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 3 Highlights: England were 220/2 at the end of the third and final session on the third day of the first Test against hosts Australia in the ongoing Ashes at the Gabba in Brisbane on Friday.

Dawid Malan was on 80 not out, while skipper Joe Root was on 86*, with the visitors still trailing by 58 runs. Rory Burns (13) and Haseeb Hameed (27) had survived to lunch at 23/0, but fell soon after the break under the pressure of Australia’s pace barrage. Earlier, Travis Head helped the hosts end their first innings on 425-all out after finishing with a magnificent 152 from 148 balls.

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach

Match EndedEngland tour of Australia, 2021/22 - 1st Test

Australia

425 (104.3) & 20/1 (5.1)
vs

England

147 (50.1) & 297 (103.0)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 1st Test )
Australia beat England by 9 wickets

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Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 3 Highlights: Catch all the highlights from the ongoing Ashes 2021 opener between the Pat Cummins-led side and the Joe Root-led team below.

13:05 (IST)10 Dec 2021
Stumps!

Root (86*) and Malan (80*) end the third day on a high! The batters forge an unbeaten 159-run stand to cut the deficit to 58 runs. Starc and Lyon fail to shine so far as captain Cummins register figures of 1/43. A big fourth day awaits! ENG: 220/2 (70 overs)

12:45 (IST)10 Dec 2021
Root, Malan continue to frustrate bowlers
12:23 (IST)10 Dec 2021
Root shows his class!

Some class batting from Root (78*) at the Gabba! After hitting Lyon for a boundary on the final ball of his last over, Root repeats in some style. The England skipper brings out the reverse sweep and guides it wide of slip. Malan's on 72*. ENG: 203/2 (62 overs)

12:00 (IST)10 Dec 2021
ENG trail by 97 runs!

After taking the final drinks break of the third day, Root (63*) and Malan (65*) rally on for the visitors. Lyon comes back in, replacing Labuschagne. The spinner, who is in search of his 400th Test wicket, concedes just two runs in his over. ENG: 181/2 (56 overs)

11:36 (IST)10 Dec 2021
Root, Malan forge century-run stand!
11:28 (IST)10 Dec 2021
Malan hits eighth Test fifty!

Now, Malan (50*) brings up his half-century! In 121 balls, hitting six boundaries... he has gritted it out there. ENG: 153/2 (49 overs)

11:09 (IST)10 Dec 2021
Root brings up 51st Test half-century!

Root (51*) and Malan (45*) continue to frustrate the Australia bowlers as the pair combine well to hit boundaries against Starc and Lyon in every other over. The skipper brings up his fifty in style, sweeping a Lyon delivery for a boundary. ENG: 146/2 (46 overs)

10:40 (IST)10 Dec 2021
Final session underway!

After Starc's maiden over, England get their first runs of the session against Lyon. Two singles in the over. ENG: 109/2 (38 overs)

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10:15 (IST)10 Dec 2021
Root, Malan guide ENG to tea!

Root (26*) and Malan (35*) hold fort well and reach the end of the second session after a maiden over. 84 runs and two wickets in 28 overs — a decent-enough session, considering their first innings collapse. England still trail by 171 runs. ENG: 107/2 (36 overs)

10:03 (IST)10 Dec 2021
ENG cross 100-run mark!

21 runs in the last three overs. Two boundaries each by Root (25*) and Malan (33*). Ton up for England! ENG: 103/2 (34 overs)

09:42 (IST)10 Dec 2021
Root shines in hour of need

Ever since coming on, Root (8*) has been true to his name. The skipper has planted himself on the pitch, defending deliveries from left, right and centre. But he takes on Hazlewood and clips one through midwicket for his first boundary! ENG: 75/2 (29 overs)

09:05 (IST)10 Dec 2021
FOUR! FOUR! WICKET!

The budding partnership has been brought to an end! Starc strikes as he removes Hameed on 27. After the opener smacked him for two boundaries at the start of the over, Starc forces Hameed to glove it behind to wicketkeeper Carey. ENG: 61/2 (21 overs)

08:58 (IST)10 Dec 2021
Fifty up for ENG!

England finally find some rhythm to their innings! Malan (16*) hits two boundaries in back-to-back overs before Hameed (19*) joins the party with a clever shot. He leg-glances a Starc delivery straight to the ropes. Fifty up for the visitors! ENG: 53/1 (19 overs)

08:40 (IST)10 Dec 2021
Hameed, Malan hold fort

After just four runs in the last six overs, England are on their backfoot. But Cummins starts off his over with five wides, offering the visitors some bonus runs in this difficult period. Later, Malan (4*) keeps himself on strike. Hameed's on 11*. ENG: 33/1 (15 overs)

08:15 (IST)10 Dec 2021
CAUGHT BEHIND!

Cummins with a dream start to the second session! Burns nicks one behind to Carey and departs on 13. ENG: 23/1 (9 overs)

07:30 (IST)10 Dec 2021
Time for some lunch!

Hameed (10*) and Burns (13*) provide a steady start to the visitors with both hitting occassional boundaries. Cummins comes into the attack and concedes five runs before Hazlewood ends the first session of the third day with a maiden over. ENG: 23/0 (8 overs)

07:00 (IST)10 Dec 2021
Hameed, Burns open for visitors

Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns open the second innings for England. Mitchell Starc starts the proceedings. After Hameed's three between the wickets, Burns survives a scare. The opener reviews a LBW decision and it confirms it's going over! ENG: 3/0 (1 over)

06:45 (IST)10 Dec 2021
AUS end on 425, lead by 278 runs!

Head departs on 152 after being cleaned up by a Wood yorker. The hosts lead by 278 runs. AUS: 425-all out (104.3 overs)

06:33 (IST)10 Dec 2021
CAUGHT OUT!

Wood scalps his second of the innings! He sends Lyon (15) back to the pavilion after forcing the Australian to rush his pull shot. The ball goes straight into the hands of Robinson, who dashes in from square leg. On comes Hazlewood. AUS: 420/9 (102.3 overs)

06:11 (IST)10 Dec 2021
AUS lead crosses 250!

Lyon announces himself with a boundary! He takes on Stokes and hits one over mid-wicket with a pull shot. AUS: 400/8 (99 overs)

Australia Squad: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Swepson

England Squad: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Jonny Bairstow, Craig Overton, Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Bess, Zak Crawley

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First published on: 10-12-2021 at 04:00:11 am
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