England vs Australia 4th Test Day 1 Highlights, Ashes 2019: Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne Help Australia Reach 170/3 On Rain-Hit Day
ENG vs AUS 4th Test Day 1 Highlights, Ashes 2019: Steve Smith batted through Day 1 of the fourth Test.
Australia star Steve Smith looked like he had never been away as he marked his first Test since suffering concussion with a fourth fifty in as many innings against England this Ashes series at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Smith, a shining light for the tourists on a dull day in Manchester, was 60 not out in an Australia total of 170/3 at stumps on the rain-marred first day of the fourth Test where only 44 overs of a scheduled 90 were bowled. This was Smith's eighth succesive Test fifty against England -- a run that started during Australia's 4-0 home series win in 2017/18 -- with the 30-year-old extending his own Ashes record. The star batsman had come in with Australia struggling at 28/2 after an early double strike by Stuart Broad, who had 2/35 from 10 overs at the close. But together with Marnus Labuschagne, whose 67 was his fourth successive Test fifty since replacing Smith as a concussion substitute, the former Australia captain added 116 in 33 overs for the third wicket. (SCORECARD)
Ashes 2019 4th Test Day 1 Match, Highlights Between England vs Australia, Straight from Old Trafford, Manchester
4th Test, The Ashes, 2019, Sep 04, 2019
Australia beat England by 185 runs
- 20:56 (IST)Four legbyes!Stuart Broad drifts on the pads and Marnus Labuschagne tries to flick it but fails, ball hits the thigh pad and races away to the fine leg fence. Broad made a huge leg before shout but Erasmus rejected the appeal straightway. The replay also concurs his decision as it shows the ball would have missed the stumps.
- 20:29 (IST)Updated schedule!Tea will be taken at 10:00 pm IST while the last session is scheduled to end at 11:30 pm IST which can be extended by half an hour.
Update: Play to resume at 4pm local time, 1am AEST.— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) September 4, 2019
Tea at 5:30pm. Play to go to 7pm plus extra half hour if required #Ashes