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England vs Australia, Ashes 2019, 1st Test Match at Birmingham, Day 3 Highlights: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: August 3, 2019, 11:22 PM IST

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ENG vs AUS Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

1st Test TEST, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 01 August, 2019

Australia

284/10

(80.4) RR 3.52

v/s
England

374/10

(135.5) RR 2.75

Australia beat England by 251 runs

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 22:39 (IST)

    Oh scratch that, the umpires have called off the day's play. Umpires decide it's not worth the risk. Australia end the day 34 runs ahead and they will be happy with the way the day have gone. England know though, that another wicket or two can trigger a collapse. Thank you for joining us and do join us tomorrow for more live coverage! 

  • 21:32 (IST)

    OUT! Ben Stokes strikes with his second ball of the innings. He manages to get Khawaja to nick one to Bairstow and that was all she wrote. Just the right time to take a wicket from England's point of view. 

  • 20:53 (IST)

    OUT! Bancroft departs and Moeen strikes. Bancroft charged down but seemed to change his mind mid-shot and only ended up edging one onto his pad which goes up and Buttler takes the catch at short leg. 

  • 20:22 (IST)

    OUT! Broad has his man. Warner edged one to Bairstow that was given not out but Root goes for the review as he and the rest of the slip members clearly heard something. Replays showed a thick edge. 

  • 20:16 (IST)

    FOUR! Woakes' first over was going well but he errs on the final ball by pitching it full and on leg stump. Bancroft plays a nice shot through square leg and gets the first boundary of the innings. 

  • 19:50 (IST)

    All out! Anderson goes for the sweep but ends up top edging it to the fielder at short mid wicket. England have managed 374 runs and now lead by 90 runs. They lost four wickets early in the morning but Woakes and Broad managed to chip in with a 65-run stand. The home team will be happy these much runs on the board, while things could get trickier for Australia if they lost early wickets.

  • 19:20 (IST)

    Not a single pitched-up delivery in this over and Cummins finally breaks this stand. Broad managed to survive the first five deliveries but then tried to whip the final delivery but ended up hitting it straight to the fine leg fielder. Still a very good contribution from the left-hander and this partnership has now put England in the driver's seat.

22:39 (IST)

Oh scratch that, the umpires have called off the day's play. Umpires decide it's not worth the risk. Australia end the day 34 runs ahead and they will be happy with the way the day have gone. England know though, that another wicket or two can trigger a collapse. Thank you for joining us and do join us tomorrow for more live coverage! 

22:35 (IST)

It's getting darker at Edgbaston and Root is going to bring on Joe Denly in order for them to keep going, at least until the umpires decide they can. Floodlights are already on. 

22:29 (IST)

Head has played a patient knock thus far but all that comes to a halt as he smacks Root for consecutive fours - his first boundaries of the innings. Another wicket or two is what England will want at this stage. 

22:26 (IST)

Stokes hits Smith on the helmet with a bouncer and the game is stopped as the batsman goes through a lengthy concussion check. He passes it and continues to play on. 

22:19 (IST)

Meanwhile in our other live game of the day... 

22:09 (IST)

Australia now in the lead as we enter the final hour of day's play. The pitch doesn't seem to be doing much so Australia will back themselves to get a few more runs easily before stumps. 

21:57 (IST)

Jofra Archer is on the field, replacing Chris Woakes who has gone off the field. A teaser into the world of Test cricket for him.

21:49 (IST)

Scores level! Australia are effective 0 for 3 now. How much more can Steve Smith and Co add? Smith has already moved to 27. He's taken just 31 balls, but  scored only one boundary. That should say how busy he has been. He needs company from his partners though. Travis Head trying his best at the moment.

21:32 (IST)

OUT! Ben Stokes strikes with his second ball of the innings. He manages to get Khawaja to nick one to Bairstow and that was all she wrote. Just the right time to take a wicket from England's point of view. 

21:31 (IST)

England clearly desperate for a wicket as Joe Root comes on to bowl some part-time off-spin, from whose over Australia take 2 runs. 

21:26 (IST)

Michael Clarke has been impressed with what he's seen from Australia thus far. 

21:20 (IST)

Moeen and Woakes continue to bowl in tandem but they are unable to trouble the duo of Smith and Khawaja, both of whom look well set at this point. Something special will be needed to break this partnership. 

21:10 (IST)

Australia have crossed 50 runs now and are not too far off overhauling England's lead. And with Smith and Khawaja in the middle, they will be confident of batting through the day. 

21:00 (IST)

Steve Smith is the new man in and his arrival triggers a flurry of boundaries. He begins by hitting Ali for a four on the final ball of his over before Khawaja creams two successive fours off Broad in the next over. 13 runs came off Broad's sixth over. 

20:53 (IST)

OUT! Bancroft departs and Moeen strikes. Bancroft charged down but seemed to change his mind mid-shot and only ended up edging one onto his pad which goes up and Buttler takes the catch at short leg. 

20:49 (IST)

England bring in Moeen Ali into the attack and he starts off with an expensive over, including a streaky boundary off Khawaja. Broad pulls things back nicely in the next over, giving just 1 run. 

20:40 (IST)

The Edgbaston crowd are growing louder and clear chants of "Barmy Army" are audible. These two batsmen are looking solid although they will need to bat deep in order to silence the crowd. 

20:30 (IST)

Usman Khawaja is the new man in and he and Bancroft are content to just see out the new ball. Warner's dismissal was a big blow for Australia but they will still believe they can set England a decent target. 

20:22 (IST)

OUT! Broad has his man. Warner edged one to Bairstow that was given not out but Root goes for the review as he and the rest of the slip members clearly heard something. Replays showed a thick edge. 

20:20 (IST)

Warner now joins in on the boundary action, getting two consecutive ones off Broad. First he dabs one past mid-off then edges one that flies past gully and runs away to the fence. They won't mind how they come. 

20:16 (IST)

FOUR! Woakes' first over was going well but he errs on the final ball by pitching it full and on leg stump. Bancroft plays a nice shot through square leg and gets the first boundary of the innings. 

20:09 (IST)

We are back underway for the second innings at Edgbaston. Stuart Broad begins proceedings against the pair of Cameron Bancroft and David Warner. Just the one run comes off the over. 

19:50 (IST)

All out! Anderson goes for the sweep but ends up top edging it to the fielder at short mid wicket. England have managed 374 runs and now lead by 90 runs. They lost four wickets early in the morning but Woakes and Broad managed to chip in with a 65-run stand. The home team will be happy these much runs on the board, while things could get trickier for Australia if they lost early wickets.

19:43 (IST)

Good stuff from Anderson! He has managed to survive Cummins' entire over and also managed to tap one towards the off side for two runs. England are 374 for 9 and they lead by 90 runs.

19:37 (IST)

Pattinson comes back into the attack and Woakes goes for a big drive but ends up edging it past the slip cordon for four. England won't mind that! They are now leading by 87 runs.

19:30 (IST)

Anderson comes to the crease and plays out the entire over from Lyon. Woakes then takes care of Cummins and doesn't take a single in the first five deliveries and fails to make any connection on the final ball. 

19:20 (IST)

Not a single pitched-up delivery in this over and Cummins finally breaks this stand. Broad managed to survive the first five deliveries but then tried to whip the final delivery but ended up hitting it straight to the fine leg fielder. Still a very good contribution from the left-hander and this partnership has now put England in the driver's seat.

19:09 (IST)

Finally, something going over batsman's head. Cummins ends the over with a solid bouncer but Broad does well to duck under it. England are 365 for 8 and Lyon has been brought back into the attack.

19:04 (IST)

Broad goes for the sweep but the ball kept very low and went between Paine's legs after kissing the inner-half of Broad's willow. The lead is now 80 and the two have added 64 runs so far. Australia desperately need a wicket here.

19:01 (IST)

Cummins is trying his best to bounce Broad out but so far has only managed to reach his rib cage. Still a very good over from Cummins as he pushed Broad on the back foot with those back of a length deliveries.

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England vs Australia, Ashes 2019, 1st Test Match at Birmingham, Day 3 Highlights: As It Happened

England vs Australia, Latest Updates: It's getting darker at Edgbaston and Root is going to bring on Joe Denly in order for them to keep going, at least until the umpires decide they can. Floodlights are already on.

Day 2 Round-up: Rory Burns's unbeaten maiden Test century saw him defy Australia for more than six-and-a-half hours as he led a determined England batting effort in the Ashes opener at Edgbaston on Friday.

England were 267-4 at stumps on the second day of the first Test, just 17 runs behind Australia's first-innings 284.

Ashes debutant Burns was 125 not out, with the Surrey left-handed opener, whose innings started on Thursday, receiving a huge ovation from the crowd as he walked off

England vice-captain Ben Stokes was 38 not out, having helped Burns add an unbroken 73.

Australia's total had been built on a superb 144 from Steve Smith in the former captain's first Test since a 12-month ban for his role in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.

England, dismissed for just 85 in the first innings of their Test win against Ireland at Lord's last week, resumed on 10-0 with Burns four not out and Surrey team-mate Jason Roy on six.

Roy made a blistering 85 in eventual champions England's World Cup semi-final win over Australia at Edgbaston last month.

But he never looked comfortable on Friday and, on 10, he edged fast bowler James Pattinson low to Smith at second slip, with England then 22-1.

Captain Joe Root had returned to No 3 in a bid to lead from the front.

But he was almost bowled leaving off-spinner Nathan Lyon's sharply turning first ball.

The star batsman had an even luckier break on nine when given out caught behind off Pattinson only for his review to reveal the ball had hit the off stump without dislodging a bail.

Meanwhile Burns was content to pick off anything loose, including an over-pitched ball from Pat Cummins he on-drove for four.

Root had another moment of good fortune when given out lbw to recalled paceman Peter Siddle on 14.

But in a match already full of overturned decisions, his immediate review revealed an inside edge.

Root cashed in as he too, like Burns, completed a 110-ball fifty.

But frustratingly for Root, whose conversion rate of fifties to hundreds is relatively poor -- 42 to 16 -- he fell soon afterwards when he chipped a Siddle slower ball back to the bowler, who took a fine one-handed catch to end a second-wicket partnership of 132.

Australia's pacemen allowed Burns, who unusually tilts his head towards the right before every ball he faces in a bid to compensate for a dominant left eye, to settle by repeatedly bowling around the wicket and so feeding him runs on the legside.

By the time they went over the wicket to him, Burns was well set.

Nevertheless Burns, whose previous highest score in eight Tests was the 84 he made against the West Indies at Bridgetown in January, still spent 36 balls in the 'nervous 90s'.

But a quick single off Lyon eventually saw Burns, the man whom England hope will fill a position at opener that has become even more of a problem for them since their all-time leading run-scorer Alastair Cook's international retirement last year, to three figures in 224 balls including 14 fours.

Earlier, Burns could only watch as Joe Denly and Jos Buttler fell cheaply after tea to leave England 194-4.

But all-rounder Stokes helped revive the innings.

The left-handed batsman hit several boundaries off second-string bowling on a sunny afternoon as Australia looked to speed up their over-rate.

And when the tourists took the new ball on a relatively placid pitch, Stokes drove Cummins down the ground for four to huge cheers from fans in the raucous Hollies Stand.

Australia hold the Ashes but they have not won a Test series away to England in 18 years.

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