England vs Australia 3rd Test Highlights: England ended the third day after a valiant batting performance from captain Joe Root and Joe Denly, putting 156/3 on the scoreboard at stumps, still needing 203 runs to win the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
After bundling Australia for 246, England came on the pitch to chase a target of 359. With two quick dismissals, of Rory Burns and Jason Roy, England looked to be in a dire situation, but Root put in a captain’s performance scoring 75* from 189 balls to keep his team in competition. He, along with Ben Stokes, would again come back out on the pitch on Sunday to chase the remaining runs.
The Ashes, 2019Headingley, Leeds 20 September 2019
England 67 (27.5) & 362/9 (125.4)
Australia 179 (52.1) & 246 (75.2)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 3rd Test ) England beat Australia by 1 wicket
England vs Australia, 3rd Ashes Test, Day 3 Highlights:
After bundling Australia up and setting a target of 359 for themselves, England have really turned the tables on the third day with brilliant knocks by captain Joe Root who is on 75*, and Joe Denly. England end the day being on 156/3 with Root and Stokes on the crease. Australia have to get seven wickets to retain the Ashes, while England need 203 more runs to be in the competition. More to follow tomorrow!
Waiting it out
Although Nathan Lyon's 20th over turned out to be a maiden, in the last five overs, England have taken five singles. By the looks of it, Root and Stokes just want the day to get over. ENG are 151/3 after 69 overs.
Stokes on the backfoot
Ever since Ben Stokes has been on, he has looked on the defensive, almost as if he is embodying England's apparent plan to not lose anymore wickets before the end of the third day. Runs have been sparse in the past three overs. ENG are 146/3 after 63 overs.
CAUGHT BEHIND! Josh Hazlewood is the one who finally breaks the 126-run partnership, as he dismisses Joe Denly. He was caught behind by Tim Paine on 50. ENG are 141/3 after 59.3 overs.
Runs drying up for England
Three runs from last six overs. That has been England's story since Denly got his fifty up. Apart from a LBW cry and a runout review, the match has slowed down from both the sides. ENG are 140/2 after 59 overs.
Fifty for Denly too
After punishing Pat Cummins with two successive boundaries, Denly now gets up his second Test half-century against Nathan Lyon. While he's on 50* from 134 balls, his captain is on 61* from 146 balls. ENG are 137/2 after 53 overs. They need 222 runs to win.
Hazlewood comes back into attack
Australia are drying up their opposition's runs now. In the previous six overs, Root and Denly have just scored seven runs. Hazlewood's over ends as a maiden. ENG are 125/2 after 50 overs.
Partnership touches hundred
Taking cue from his captain, Joe Denly opens the next over with a brilliant shot resulting in a boundary. With another single, he brought up the 100-run partnership between himself and Joe Root. Brilliant knocks from both the English batsmen. Seven runs from the over. ENG are 117/2 after 44 overs.
Fifty for Root
After four dot balls, Joe Root hits Nathan Lyon for a boundary to bring up his 43rd Test half-century in 84 matches. He finished the over with another boundary, keeping him on 56* from 121 balls. ENG are 110/2 after 43 overs.
Hundred up for England
After a maiden by James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon concedes six runs from his over. ENG are 101/2 after 41 overs.
Nathan Lyon restarted the play after the tea break. Root smacks him for a boundary through deep extra cover on the first ball. Five runs from the over. ENG are 95/2 after 39 overs.
Time for some tea
After 34 overs, 79 runs and two wickets, it is tea break for both the teams, where the hosts have put up a valiant show in the second session of the third day. Joe Root's on 41& from 97 balls, and Joe Denly's on 30* from 92 balls, with both forming a partnership of 75 runs. ENG are 90/2 after 38 overs.
Cummins in attack
After scoring 21 runs in the last four overs, England have upped the scales. But with Pat Cummins coming back into the attack, Denly is taken aback and is unable to score a single run in the over. A maiden. ENG are 87/2 after 35 overs.
A captain's game
After three overs of a dry spell, Joe Root begins Hazlewood's tenth over with a brilliant boundary. He finishes the over on 30* having played 80 balls. Denly hits him for another four at the end of the over. ENG are 75/2 after 31 overs.
Australian bowlers putting pressure
Both James Pattinson and Nathan Lyon are on top form now. They are forcing the England batsmen to play safe shots and in the process, making them unable to get the runs. They just now need wickets. ENG are 57/2 after 25 overs.
Fifty up for England
After a couple of boundaries to Pattinson and Lyon in the previous overs, a wide by the pacer has brought up the 50 for England, and it is met by applause at Headingley. Both the batsmen are currently on 17. Three runs from the over. ENG are 52/2 after 21 overs.
Pattinson replaces Cummins
James Pattinson comes into attack, who is replacing Pat Cummins. Denly and Root are looking comfortable with each ball. Can the latter play a captain's innings and achieve the unthinkable? Well, so far he is on 9*, while his partner is on 12*. Two runs from the last three overs. ENG are 37/2 after 17 overs.
England relying on Joes
Joe Denly and Joe Root are trying to steady the ship now by playing safer shots. Two runs from the last three overs. ENG are 27/2 after 11 overs.
Pat Cummins, take a bow! What a delivery that is, confusing Jason Roy so much that he doesn't even realise that he is bowled. He departs for 8. Is a repeat of the first innings coming soon? ENG are 15/2 after 6.3 overs.
And Australia have the first wicket of their day! Josh Hazlewood strikes again, as he dismisses Rory Burns by a caught out by David Warner. ENG are 15/1 after 6 overs.
After a hearty meal, the play resumes with Jason Roy on strike. Pat Cummins restarts the proceedings, and concedes just two runs. ENG are 13/0 after 5 overs.
England have not lost a wicket in the first four overs, a positive sign for them. Jason Roy and Rory Burns will be looking to get England off to a good start when they come back after the lunch break. ENG - 11/0 in 4 overs
Rory injures thumb
Rory Burns injures his thumb trying to fend off Pat Cummins short delivery towards the leg side. The physio is in the middle with the bandages. The play resumes after the physio patched up Rory. A couple of runs from Cummins' first over.
Run chase underway
Pat Cummins with the new ball, Rory Burns on strike. The English run chase is underway. England will be hoping for a miracle inning here. On the other hand, Australian bowlers will look to make short work of English batting lineup. Target - 359
Australia all out for 246 in the second innings. Marnus Labuschagne top scores with 80. England need 359 runs to win the third Test.
Pat Cummins falls prey to Ben Stokes' short ball. Rory Burns takes an excellent catch at gully. Two quick wickets for England. They will look to wrap up Australia's third innings. AUS - 226/8 in 70.2 overs
Jofra Archer floors Marnus Labuschagne with a nasty bouncer. This one was similar to the one at Lord's. Once again, Dr Richard Saw is in the middle to check up on Labuschagne. No apology from Archer, he just turns back and walks towards his mark. AUS - 222/7 in 69.2 overs
Jofra Archer delivers yet again. James Pattinson edges it to Joe Root who takes his 100th Test catch. Pattinson departs after scoring 20 from 48 balls. AUS - 215/7 in 68 overs
200 up for Australia
So far, English bowlers have not posed a threat to the Australian batsmen. The lead is above 300 runs now. Not a good sight if you are an English cricket fan. AUS - 200/6 in 65 overs
Positive start for Australia
Australia have gotten off to a good start. James Pattinson and Marnus Labuschagne are negotiating well with the England fast bowlers Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes. Joe Root is yet to introduce Jofra Archer into the attack. Archer walked off the field on day 2 holding his hamstring. AUS - 183/6 in 62 overs
Day 3 underway
Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes start the proceedings on day three. Labuschagne and Pattinson being cautious in the first session of the day.
England hope for miracle
Hello and welcome to England vs Australia 3rd Ashes Test live blog. With four wickets still in hand and a lead of 283 runs, Australia are in the driver's seat in this Test. Marnus Labuschagne has hit a purple patch and will look to add as many runs as possible he can to the target and frustrate English bowlers.