England vs Australia, ENG vs AUS 1st Test Day 3 Highlights: On the third day of the first Test, England will take to the pitch with Rory Burns and Ben Stokes on the crease, who were not out at stumps on the second day, when England were 267/4.
After Steve Smith propelled Australia from a faltering 122/8 to 284 all-out on the first day, England opener Rory Burns’ took responsibility of replying to the Australian bowlers with his first-ever Test century. He remained unbeaten on 125 as he along with Ben Stokes (38) put England in the driver’s seat against a Mitchell Starc-less Australia. Earlier on the second day, captain Joe Root also completed his half-century and added 132 runs for the second wicket with Burns.
Australia need a flurry of wickets to turn the tide in the first Test as the hosts are trailing by just 17 runs with six wickets in hand. Australian fast bowlers Peter Siddle, Pat Cummins, and James Pattinson will be looking to get wickets in the first session and restrict the lead to a minimum, whereas Nathan Lyon will look to up his gear on the third day.
The Ashes, 2019Edgbaston, Birmingham 19 February 2020
England 374 (135.5) & 146 (52.3)
Australia 284 (80.4) & 487/7 dec
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 1st Test ) Australia beat England by 251 runs