The third Test of the Ashes series 2021-22 between Australia vs England has gone underway on 26th December, Sunday. On the opening day of the match, Pat Cummins won the toss and decided to ask the opposition to bat first.
They got the expected start to their innings, as the skipper Pat Cummins has gone through the top-order of the opposition and got three wickets under his belt. Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley and Dawid Malan had been sent back by the right-arm for a duck, 12 and 14 runs.
However, the skipper of England, Joe Root has played well in the middle and scored 50 runs before being dismissed by Mitchell Starc. Then Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow added 25 and 35 runs each before throwing their wicket to Cameron Green and Micthell Starc. The lower-order batters Ollie Robinson and Jack Leach have been decent with the bat and scored 22 and 13 runs for their side.England was struggling against Australia's experienced pace attack:
At the end of the first innings, England managed to post 185 runs with Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon picking up three wickets each. Following the total, Marcus Harris and David Warner opened the innings for Australia and provided a decent start for their team.
Both the batters added 57 runs for the opening wicket partnership before David Warner walks back to the dressing room after scoring 38 runs. After that, Ollie Robinson and Mark Wood removed Nathan Lyon and Marnus Labuschagne for 10 and 1 runs respectively.
Then Steve Smith walked in at number five and had to go back after being dismissed by James Anderson. A decent cameo from the lower order batters has helped Australia to get the lead against England and ended up their innings with 267 runs on the board. James Anderson was the hero for England who has scalped 4 wickets for his team.
England in their second innings once again didn't get the expected start as they lost four wickets for 31 runs, as they already have 51 runs trial in front of them. During the Australia innings, Ben Stokes asked Marcus whether he is sure about reviewing the decision and the left-hander replied, "I wasn’t like a 100% sure. Hotspot’s f*cking useless."
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