England vs Australia 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights, Ashes 2019: Joe Root Keeps Australia At Bay, England Need 203 More Runs To Win

Updated:24 August 2019 23:43 IST

England vs Australia 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights, Ashes 2019: England need 203 runs to win while Australia are seven wickets away from retaining the Ashes.

England vs Australia 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights, Ashes 2019: Joe Root Keeps Australia At Bay, England Need 203 More Runs To Win
England vs Australia Highlights: Joe Root led England from the front after early blows in chase. © AFP

Joe Root and Joe Denly stitched a crucial stand after England lost both their openers early in a tough chase and powered them to 90/2 at Tea on Day 3 of the third Ashes Test. The hosts now need 269 runs with eight wickets and two more days in hand. Fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood claimed a wicket each for Australia in the second session. England were set a target of 359 to win the third Ashes Test after they bowled Australia out for 246 in their second innings on Saturday's third day at Headingley. Marnus Labuschagne top-scored with 80, his third successive fifty since coming into the side as international cricket's inaugural concussion substitute in place of star batsman Steve Smith in the drawn second Test at Lord's. Australia lead this five-Test series 1-0 and victory at Headingley would see them retain the Ashes at 2-0 up with two to play. (Scorecard)

Ashes 2019 3rd Test Day 3 Match, Highlights Between England vs Australia, Straight From Headingley, Leeds.

  • 23:37 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Thanks for joining us!

    Thank you for tuning in for our coverage of day three of the third Ashes Test. We will be back tomorrow with all the live updates from day four as both teams are pushing for a win. If Australia wins, they retain the urn and if England wins, they will have a chance to retain the Ashes with two games remaining in the series.
  • 23:35 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    That's stumps on Day 3!

    England finish day three at 156 for three, needing 203 runs to win with seven wickets in hand.
  • 23:31 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Joe Root stands firm!

    Joe Root is playing an exceptional innings at his home ground and might lead England to win from here.
  • 23:10 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    150 up for England!

    150 is up for England. Joe Root is playing a captain's knock to take his team out of trouble.
  • 22:44 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    WICKET!

    A much-needed breakthrough for Australia. Josh Hazlewood breaks the dangerous partnership

    Denly c Paine b Hazlewood 50(155)
  • 22:38 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Joe Denly survives!

    Tim Paine took the review but the ball was missing the stumps. 
  • 22:22 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Australia frustrated!

    Australia were hoping to wrap up the things early and go 2-0 up in the series but Joe Root and Joe Denly stand firmly in their way. 
  • 22:12 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    50 for Joe Denly!

    Joe Denly scores his 2nd Test fifty. England (67, 137/2), need 222 runs to win against Australia (179, 246)
  • 21:56 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    After 50 overs

    After 50 overs, England are 125/2 with Joe Root (59*) and Joe Denly (41*) in charge of the chase. The hosts now need 234 runs to win the third Ashes Test.
  • 21:46 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Another economical over

    James Pattinson concedes just one run in the 48th over, which included four balls exceeding 140kph. England are 121/2, need 238 runs to win.
  • 21:26 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    100-run stand for Root, Denly

    Joe Denly follows it up with a quick single to complete a century stand with Joe Root. England are 115/2 in 43.2 overs. They still need 244 runs to win the third Ashes Test.
  • 21:24 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    FOUR!

    Joe Denly starts the 44th over with a glorious cover drive to get himself another boundary.
  • 21:22 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Fifty for Joe Root

    Joe Root scores his 43rd Test half-century off 120 balls. England are 106/2 in 42.5 overs, need 253 runs to win. He scored five boundaries to reach the mark. 
  • 21:13 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    100 up for England

    100 up for England in 40.3 overs.
  • 21:10 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Appeal turned down

    James Pattinson makes a huge appeal of LBW against Joe Root. But the umpire turns it down. Australia don't opt for a review.
  • 21:03 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Third session begins

    Joe Root and Joe Denly begins the third session for England. They will look to take the 75-run stand further in a bid to win the Test and remain alive in the Ashes 2019.
  • 20:43 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Tea on Day 3

    England are 90/2 in 38 overs at Tea on Day 3 with Joe Root (41*) and Joe Denly (30*) in charge of their tough chase in Leeds. In the second session on the third day of the third Ashes Test, England lose both their openers early.
  • 20:39 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Maiden over!

    Pat Cummins bowls a maiden over for Australia. England are 89/2, need 270 runs to win. And Australia need many such overs if they want to win this match with two more days remaining.
  • 20:28 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Root, Denly rotate the strike

    Joe Root and Joe Denly played the second over by Marnus Labuschagne smartly and kept rotating the strike for England.
  • 20:15 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    FOUR!

    Joe Denly concludes the 31st over by Josh Hazlewood with a boundary. England are 75/2, need 284 runs to win.
  • 20:12 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    FOUR!

    Joe Root plays it with soft hands, guides the ball to third man for a boundary.
  • 20:07 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    50 partnership for Root, Denly

    Joe Root and Joe Denly complete a 50-run stand for England. The duo has steadied England after early blows in the session. As tea approaches, England will hope for this partnership to remain intact for at least some more time.
  • 20:00 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    FOUR!

    Joe Denly smashes Josh Hazlewood through mid-wicket to pick up his fourth boundary. It takes England to 63/2 in 27 overs, 296 runs away from the target.
  • 19:57 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Change of bowling

    Josh Hazlewood comes back into the attack.
  • 19:45 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Another economical over

    James Pattinson bowls another economical over for Australia. He concedes just one run, that too leg bye. England are 54/2 after 23 overs.
  • 19:33 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    50 up for England

    50 up for England in 20.1 overs. The 50th run came off a wide ball and the crowd cheers with a standing ovation for both the batsmen.
  • 19:25 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    FOUR!

    It was a thick edge off Joe Root's willow and very low. But he won't mind bonus runs at this stage.
  • 19:22 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    FOUR!

    Excellent use of footwork by Joe Denly. He smashes Nathan Lyon over mid-off to pick up his third boundary. It takes England to 42/2, still 317 runs short of the target.
  • 19:19 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Double change

    Australia introduce Nathan Lyon back into the attack.
  • 19:18 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Good start for Pattinson

    James Pattinson starts his spell with an economical over. Joe Root takes a quick single off the last ball of his over to keep the strike.
  • 19:10 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Another economical over

    Joe Denly takes a quick single to keep the strike and deny Pat Cummins a maiden over. England are 36/2 in 15 overs, need 323 runs to win.
  • 18:57 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    FOUR!

    Joe Root guides a good length delivery by Pat Cummins to third man for four. It takes England to 31/2 in 12.2 overs.
  • 18:53 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Appeal turned down

    Josh Hazlewood's huge appeal of LBW against Joe Root turned down by the umpire.
  • 18:47 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Joe Denly suffers a blow

    Joe Denly suffers a blow and England physio is out in the middle to check him. He was hit on his chest by Pat Cummins. Nothing seems much serious so far.
  • 18:35 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Lifeline for Root

    Joe Root survives even after edging the ball as the umpires adjudges him not out and Australia don't opt for a review.
  • 18:27 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    FOUR!

    Joe Denly is underway with a boundary. It was a streaky boundary but who would mind such bonus runs.
  • 18:27 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Denly comes to the crease

    Joe Denly comes to the crease at number four.
  • 18:25 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Wicket!

    Pat Cummins joins the party, castles Jason Roy as England lose both their openers early in a tough chase. England are 15/2 and need 344 runs to win, with eight wickets and two days in hand.
  • 18:24 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Root comes to the crease

    Joe Root comes to the crease at number three.
  • 18:21 (IST)Aug 24, 2019

    Wicket!

    David Warner does it again, claims an easy catch at first slip to help Josh Hazlewood remove Rory Burns.
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