Josh Hazlewood took three wickets, including Rory Burns and Joe Root, in the final session on Day 3 of the fourth Ashes Test on Friday to shift the momentum in Australia's favour before the play was called off early due to bad light. At stumps, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow were batting at 7 and 2 respectively, with England still needing 98 more runs to avoid the follow-on. Earlier, overnight batsman Rory Burns and England skipper Joe Root dominated the middle session, after the first session was washed out, and added 150 runs for the third wicket. They both completed their half-centuries. In the final session, however, Hazlewood picked three wickets to take his tally to four on the day. (LIVE SCORECARD)
Ashes 2019 4th Test Day 3 Match, Highlights Updates Between England vs Australia, Straight from Old Trafford, Manchester
- 23:34 (IST)Sep 06, 2019
Day 3 Stumps! England trail by 297 runs.The umpires have called stumps on Day 3 after bad light forced players out. After dominating the middle session, England lost three wickets in the final session which shifted the momentum in Australia's favour. Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow are batting at the crease. It will be an exciting day tomorrow. Do join us then.
- 23:25 (IST)Sep 06, 2019
Play stopped due to bad light!The umpires initially asked Tim Paine to bowl his spinners but then after checking the light-meter readings they have decided to stop the play.
- 20:53 (IST)Sep 06, 2019
Day 3 Tea England trail by 372 runs!England lost only one wicket in the session and have added 102 runs. Joe Root and Rory Burns have added exactly 100 runs for the 3rd wicket. Australia bowlers need to be a bit more disciplined in their line and lengths.
- 20:09 (IST)Sep 06, 2019
Root in pain!Mitchell Starc bowls a back of length delivery which rises sharply and hits Joe root in the area where it hurts the most. Nothing to worry though as he is back on his feet.
- 19:56 (IST)Sep 06, 2019
Four! Risky shot!Nathan Lyon gets sharp turn in to the right-handed Joe Root but he tries to cut it very late and almost chopped his own stumps -- one very risky shot from him which was not required at the moment given the stage they are in. Nevertheless, it gave him and England four runs as it raced away to the fence behind wicket-keeper.
- 19:43 (IST)Sep 06, 2019
50 for Burns!Rory Burns gets to his 4th Test fifty with a boundary -- not a convincing one though as it came off an outside edge which went between gully and second slip. Mitchell Starc finishes another expensive over.
- 19:37 (IST)Sep 06, 2019
Three runs!After Josh Hazlewood fails to trouble Rory Burns with his bouncers, he bowls full but errs in his line. Burns flicks it in the air but ball goes away from the short mid-wicket fielder. The fielder has to run a good distance to collect the ball during which the batsmen come back for three runs.
- 19:11 (IST)Sep 06, 2019
Four!Pat Cummins for the second time in this over misses his line and pays for that. Joe Root flicked it off his pads behind square on the leg side and collects second boundary of the over.