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AUS vs ENG Ashes, 1st Test Day 3 at Gabba, Highlights: England 220/2 at Stumps on Day 3; Trail Australia by 58 Runs

By: Cricketnext Staff

Last Updated: December 10, 2021, 13:44 IST

Ashes, 1st Test Day 3 Live Updates

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Australia vs England Live Score, Ashes 2021-22 1st Test, Day 3: Check here ball by ball commentary from the ongoing second Test between Australia and England at The Gabba, Brisbane.

AUS vs ENG Highlights Ashes, 1st Test Day 3 at Gabba: Joe Root grafted his way to 26 and shared an unbroken 41-run, third-wicket stand with Dawid Malan as England reached 107-2 at tea on Day 3 of the Ashes series opener, reducing Australia’s big first-innings lead.

In reply to Australia’s 425, England went off to a steady start as they managed to go into the lunch break without losing any wicket. However, the Australians struck in the second session and removed both openers.

Captain Pat Cummins removed Rory Burns for 13 while Mitchell Starc got the better of Haseeb Hameed (27). At tea, the visitors were 109 for 2, trailing the hosts by 169 runs. England captain Joe Root was batting on 27 not out and was accompanied by Dawid Malan (36*).

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Day 3 started with Australia on 343-7, and Head on 112, and the hosts added 82 for the loss three wickets. Head marshalled the lower order after England rallied midway through Day 2 with three wickets, including opener David Warner for 94.

He shared important partnerships of 70 with Cummins (12) on Day 2, and 85 for the eighth wicket with Starc (35) and 29 for the ninth with Nathan Lyon (15) on Day 3 to prolong Australia’s innings and keep a tiring England team in the field in humid conditions. Starc was the first wicket to fall in an extended morning session, hitting Chris Woakes directly to Burns to make the total 391-8.

Woakes missed a one-handed return catch with Australia on 395-8, and then Lyon hit a boundary off Ben Stokes in the next over to raise Australia’s 400. Lyon was out to Mark Wood when Head was on 147 and Australia was on 420, leaving No. 11 Josh Hazlewood to hang around long enough to help his teammate cross 150.

Head reached the milestone with a boundary against Jack Leach, his innings including 15 fours and four sixes. It also took Leach beyond 100 runs conceded in 12.1 overs. But with the batters trying to keep the run-rate up, Wood bowled Head to finish the innings and return 3-85. Ollie Robinson had figures of 3-58 and Woakes had 2-76. Stokes, playing his first test match since March, had 0-65 off 12 overs and appeared to be struggling with his fitness.

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Earlier, Warner rode his luck in the first two sessions.

The gritty opener was bowled by a no-ball by Stokes before lunch, then dropped by Rory Burns in the first over after the break, before Haseeb Hameed bungled a simple run-out when Warner was on 60.

Warner’s good fortune began in the opening session when Stokes bowled him when he was on 17, but the all-rounder had overstepped to give the Australian opening batsman a reprieve.

It later transpired that technology issues were at the centre of the no-ball drama.

(With Agency Inputs)

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first published:December 10, 2021, 05:00 IST
last updated:December 10, 2021, 13:44 IST