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ENG vs AUS, 2023 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
Headingley, Leeds , Jul 06, 2023
237&254/7 (50.0)
263&224
England beat Australia by 3 wickets
Right then, the crowd and viewers all got what they wanted as England do win the third Ashes Test and have now injected new life into the series. All three matches have been close and now it is time for the two sides to take a bit of a breather as there is quite a gap between the 3rd and 4th Test. The 4th Ashes Test will start on July 19, Wednesday and will be played at Old Trafford. A win for Australia will see them clinch their first away Ashes series win since 2001, while a draw will see them keep the Ashes. England must win to level the series and have a chance of reclaiming the Ashes. The first ball will be bowled at 3.30 pm IST (10 am GMT), but as you know you can join us early for all the build-up. Until then, cheers and goodbye!
Ben Stokes, the victorious skipper of England says that it was another down-the-wire game but he is happy that they got over the line this time. Adds that by winning the toss, they could have batted and bowled as the wicket looked good. Tells that Marsh took the game on and the outfield was quick too. Says that Wood and Woakes did well coming back to Test cricket. Mentions that they try to see how they can be influential in the game. Says that he didn't realise that Woakes hasn't played a Test for so long but having a batter like him at number 8 helps a lot. Further adds that Wood is someone who can bowl at 150 clicks and with the bat he is just a free spirit and his 24 off 8 in the first innings was a massive swing in the game. Then says that Ali told them that he wanted to take on the bowlers and that is why he was sent at number 3. Tells that he and Baz try to go with the flow. Mentions that the break is good for both teams as the next game is a crucial one. Ends by saying that they love playing cricket in England for the crowd and the Western Terrace was amazing.
Pat Cummins, the captain of Australia says that there were a few instances in the match where they went back and forth like on the first day where they lost 6 quick wickets. Mentions that each session in this series matters a lot and applauds the spell bowled by Moeen Ali where he got Smith and Labuschagne out. Adds that 250 gave them something to bowl at but it just wasn't enough. On Warner, he says that he was brilliant at Lord's and on Mitchell Marsh, he says that he is very happy for him. Ends by saying that they have a few days to recharge and is looking forward to the Test at Old Trafford.
Mark Wood is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his crucial contributions in all departments. He says that it was worth the wait and he is happy to keep the series alive. Adds that there were sweaty palms when he was sitting in the dressing room. Tells that it was a great performance against some of the best players in the world. Mentions that he doesn't know if this was the quickest he has ever bowled but coming down the hill helped him. Says that Stokes told him to keep it short and sharp and exactly did that. Further adds that there are still a few things to work on, especially against the tail, but he was pleased with his batting performance. Ends by saying that the support is always great everywhere he goes and he hopes to be fit for both upcoming Tests.
The thrill of Test cricket when we get games like this time and again is simply unmatched and we have once again been treated to a humdinger of a game. Right from Day 1, this match swung from one side to the other and the series is alive and kicking. This game was a game which had some brilliant individual performances like Mitchell Marsh's fabulous hundred in the first innings, skipper Pat Cummins's six-wicket haul as well and also the brilliant return to Test cricket from Chris Woakes whose total contribution in the game did matter a lot. But, it was Mark Wood who stood out from the rest as after returning to Test cricket in a pressure match, he bowled a sensational spell in the first innings and picked up five wickets. Then he went on to play handy cameos in both innings to seal the deal for his side. All in all, a great game of cricket, which even though was marred by a lot of rain on Day 3, produced some high-octane action. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony...
Australia almost won yet another close match but it wasn't meant to be this time around. With only 250 runs to defend, it was a tough ask but they did find a way to get wickets at regular intervals. Mitchell Starc was the chief contributor with a solid five-wicket haul but Pat Cummins bowled pretty well yet again and so did Mitchell Marsh. Scott Boland though had a tough time and young Todd Murphy couldn't do much with the few overs he was given. In the end, they simply didn't have enough runs on the board and their lead is now cut in half.
WHAT A GAME! THE ASHES IS ALIVE! Shades of 2019 as England pull off yet another chase at Headingley and get themselves back in the five-match series as they make it 2-1. England have managed to hold their nerves and get over the line thanks to a brilliant knock of 75 from Harry Brook and some fireworks at the end from Mark Wood. Chris Woakes though a bit of an unsung hero in this game and played a big role as he gave Brook ample support when skipper Ben Stokes got out. The hosts seemed to be in control of the chase but every now and then lost wickets at crucial times and once Brook got out, the chips seemed down but have managed to hang on.
End Of The Over 50 : 254/7
14 Runs
  • 449.1
  • 1 WD 49.2
  • 249.2
  • 149.3
  • 149.4
  • 149.5
  • 449.6
C. Woakes
32 (47)
M. Wood
16 (8)
M. Starc
16-0-78-5
49.6
4
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Chris Woakes hits the winning runs in style! Mitchell Starc serves this full, outside off, Chris Woakes backs away and drills it past cover-point for a boundary. ENGLAND WIN BY 3 WICKETS!
49.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Mark Wood
Short of a length and outside off, Mark Wood steers it towards deep point for one. SCORES LEVEL!
49.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
On a length and on off, Chris Woakes taps it wide of point for a quick run.
49.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Mark Wood
DROPPED! Almost another twist! Mitchell Starc bangs this short, on middle, Mark Wood looks to pull but gets a top edge as the ball flies in the air towards third man, Alex Carey runs backwards and dives but fails to grab it. It should have been Scott Boland's catch. Wood gets another run.
49.2
2
Mitchell Starc To Mark Wood
Fullish and on middle, Mark Wood makes room and pushes it wide of deep point for a couple of runs. England one hit away now!
49.2
wd
Mitchell Starc To Mark Wood
Mitchell Starc bangs in a bouncer, outside off, too high, Mark Wood leaves it alone. It is called a wide for height. The crowd cheers!
49.1
4
Mitchell Starc To Mark Wood
FOUR! What a shot! Mark Wood finds the fence! Mitchell Starc serves this full and on off, Mark Wood steps away and carves it through covers for a boundary. England 7 runs away from the win now!
End Of The Over 49 : 240/7
8 Runs
  • 048.1
  • 148.2
  • 648.3
  • 048.4
  • 148.5
  • 048.6
C. Woakes
27 (45)
M. Wood
8 (4)
P. Cummins
15-0-77-1
48.6
0
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
This is on a hard length but down the leg side, Chris Woakes lets it go to the keeper.
48.5
1
Pat Cummins To Mark Wood
Short delivery, on middle, Mark Wood heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for a run.
48.4
0
Pat Cummins To Mark Wood
Pat Cummins with yet another bouncer, on off, Mark Wood leaves it alone this time.
48.3
6
Pat Cummins To Mark Wood
SIX! BANG! Just what England needed! Pat Cummins with another bouncer, on leg, Mark Wood swivels and hooks it over the fine leg fence where Steven Smith sees the ball sail over his head for a biggie.
48.2
1
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Short again and on middle, Chris Woakes pulls it hard this time wide of deep mid-wicket where Todd Murphy runs to his right to slap it inside as he is going over and Marnus Labuschagne picks up and throws it to the keeper. Only a single.
48.1
0
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Pat Cummins bangs this short and on middle, Chris Woakes looks to pull but misses it completely.
End Of The Over 48 : 232/7
5 Runs
  • 147.1
  • 147.2
  • 147.3
  • W 47.4
  • 147.5
  • 147.6
C. Woakes
26 (42)
M. Wood
1 (1)
M. Starc
15-0-64-5
47.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Short and around leg, Chris Woakes hooks it towards fine leg for one more. England now 19 runs away from the win, but the pressure is on from the Aussies as well.
47.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Mark Wood
Fullish and on leg, Mark Wood tucks it towards mid-wicket for one.
Mark Wood is the new man in.
47.4
W
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook OUT!
OUT! IN THE AIR AND GONE! Mitchell Starc has five! Nearly a collision but Pat Cummins hangs on to the catch. Mitchell Starc bangs in a good bouncer, on off, Harry Brook tries to pull it but does not commit to it fully and gets a top edge as the ball loop up in the air, Pat Cummins from extra cover moves to his right and takes a good catch as Starc collides with him. A huge wicket for Australia as Harry Brook goes after a fine knock. Could there be another twist in the tale?
47.3
1
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Back of a length and around off, Chris Woakes makes room to cut it but gets a top edge on the bounce towards third man for another run.
47.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Short again and on leg this time, Harry Brook controls his pull along the ground towards fine leg for a run.
47.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Short of a length and around middle, Chris Woakes hops up and chips it over short leg for a single.
End Of The Over 47 : 227/6
6 Runs
  • 1 NB 46.1
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 146.3
  • 446.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
H. Brook
74 (91)
C. Woakes
23 (39)
T. Murphy
2-0-13-0
46.6
0
Todd Murphy To Harry Brook
Flatter, full and on middle, Harry Brook tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
46.5
0
Todd Murphy To Harry Brook
Quicker, full and on off, Harry Brook looks to cut it again, but misses it this time.
46.4
4
Todd Murphy To Harry Brook
FOUR! SHORT AND PUNISHED! Todd Murphy lands this short and outside off, Harry Brook moves back quickly and cuts it hard towards the deep extra cover fence for a boundary.
46.3
1
Todd Murphy To Chris Woakes
Looped up, full and on off, Chris Woakes taps it towards point for a quick single.
46.2
0
Todd Murphy To Chris Woakes
Flighted, full and on off, Chris Woakes defends it on the front foot.
46.1
0
Todd Murphy To Chris Woakes
Floated, full and on middle, Chris Woakes blocks it out down the pitch.
46.1
nb
Todd Murphy To Chris Woakes
Tossed up, full and on off, Chris Woakes knocks it back to the bowler. Oh..no! It is called a No Ball for overstepping.
End Of The Over 46 : 221/6
7 Runs
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 145.4
  • 245.5
  • 445.6
H. Brook
70 (88)
C. Woakes
22 (35)
P. Cummins
14-0-69-1
45.6
4
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
FOUR! Harry Brook finds the fence! Pat Cummins lands this short again but outside off this time, Harry Brook frees his arms and cuts it towards the vacant deep point fence for a boundary. That also brings up the 50-run partnership between these two batters. England 30 runs away from the win now!
45.5
2
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Short again, on middle, Harry Brook heaves it wide of deep square leg where a bit of a fumble from Marnus Labuschagne allows the second run.
45.4
1
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Short of a length and on middle, Chris Woakes moves across and clips it towards deep square leg for a single.
45.3
0
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Pat Cummins bangs another good bouncer, on middle, Chris Woakes winds up but sways away in the end.
45.2
0
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
A bouncer now, on middle and leg, Chris Woakes ducks under it.
45.1
0
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Back of a length and on middle, Chris Woakes moves across to flick but misses it.
Drinks break! What a series this is proving to be! Yet another Test match that is going right down to the wire. England need just 37 runs to win and have a well-set Harry Brook at the crease whereas Australia need four more wickets. The hosts are certainly in front but time and again we have seen that one wicket can change the course of the match. Buckle up for a thrilling finale!
End Of The Over 45 : 214/6
3 Runs
  • 144.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 244.5
  • 044.6
H. Brook
64 (86)
C. Woakes
21 (31)
M. Marsh
6-0-23-1
44.6
0
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
Back of a length and outside off, Harry Brook slashes at it but misses. He needs to be bit careful now.
44.5
2
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
Pitched up, on middle, Harry Brook clips it wide of deep mid-wicket and comes back for the second.
44.4
0
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
On a length and on off, Harry Brook dabs it in front of gully.
44.3
0
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
Touch fuller, on off, Harry Brook blocks it down the pitch.
44.2
0
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
Swing and a miss! Mitchell Marsh lands this on a hard length and around off, shaping away, Harry Brook looks to heave it away but fails to connect.
44.1
1
Mitchell Marsh To Chris Woakes
Fuller, on off, Chris Woakes drills it towards deep point for a single.
End Of The Over 44 : 211/6
8 Runs
  • 143.1
  • 143.2
  • 043.3
  • 143.4
  • 143.5
  • 443.6
H. Brook
62 (81)
C. Woakes
20 (30)
P. Cummins
13-0-62-1
43.6
4
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
FOUR! Great shot! Pat Cummins lands this short again but around leg, Harry Brook gets on top of it and hooks it wide of fine leg for a boundary. England now just needs 40 runs to win!
43.5
1
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Short of a length and on middle, Chris Woakes moves across and does well to tuck it over short leg for one.
43.4
1
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Fullish and around off, Harry Brook drives it towards wide mid off for another run.
43.3
0
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
This is on a good length and on middle, Harry Brook pats it towards mid on and denies the run.
43.2
1
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Back of a length and around leg, Chris Woakes moves across and tickles it wide of fine leg for a single.
43.1
1
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Pat Cummins bangs in a good bouncer, on middle, Harry Brook looks to pull but gets a bit hurried and mistimes it. However, it lands way in front of deep mid-wicket. They cross.
End Of The Over 43 : 203/6
1 Runs
  • 042.1
  • 042.2
  • 142.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
C. Woakes
18 (28)
H. Brook
56 (77)
M. Marsh
5-0-20-1
42.6
0
Mitchell Marsh To Chris Woakes
Another full delivery, on off, Chris Woakes drills it straight to short covers.
42.5
0
Mitchell Marsh To Chris Woakes
This is pitched up, on off, a bit of swing away, Chris Woakes mistimes his drive back towards the bowler.
42.4
0
Mitchell Marsh To Chris Woakes
Goes fuller, on middle, angling in, Chris Woakes solidly defends it back to the bowler.
42.3
1
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
Back of a length and on off, Harry Brook dabs it towards point for a single.
42.2
0
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
Touch fuller, on middle, Harry Brook blocks it towards mid on again.
42.1
0
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
On a length and on middle, Harry Brook knocks it towards mid on.
End Of The Over 42 : 202/6
3 Runs
  • 141.1
  • 141.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 141.5
  • 041.6
C. Woakes
18 (25)
H. Brook
55 (74)
P. Cummins
12-0-54-1
41.6
0
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Full and angling it onto the off stump. Chris Woakes stays back and tries to make a bit of room but does well to keep this one out.
41.5
1
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
This is pitched up around off, Harry Brook knocks it toward mid off and scampers through quickly for the single.
41.4
0
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Length ball around off, Harry Brook misreads the length and almost gets cut in half as the ball beats the inside edge.
41.3
0
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Full and on off, drilled but straight to mid off.
41.2
1
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes is living dangerously here! Short of a length over off, Woakes gets in an awkward position as he tries to nudge it away but gets squared up instead. The ball takes the leading edge but lnads safely around point. A single is taken.
41.1
1
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Fuller one around off, squeezed away toward cover for one. The 200 is up for England and the crowd is up on its feet cheering the English batters.
End Of The Over 41 : 199/6
8 Runs
  • 140.1
  • 140.2
  • 140.3
  • 040.4
  • 140.5
  • 4 LB 40.6
C. Woakes
17 (23)
H. Brook
53 (70)
S. Boland
11-1-49-0
40.6
lb
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
FOUR LEG BYES! Scott Boland isn't having the best outing at the moment as he pushes this one onto the pads, Chris Woakes looks to flick but misses and gets it off the pads. Alex Carey dives and gets a glove on it but the ball runs down to fine leg for four leg byes. 52 runs are needed now.
40.5
1
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Fullish length outside off, Harry Brook pushes tentatively at it and gets it off the inner half toward square leg. They get a single.
40.4
0
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
A touch fuller and around off, blocked out.
40.3
1
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
Length ball on off stump, Chris Woakes pushes at it but gets it off the inner half toward backward square leg. Another fumble and Woakes looks for the second run but Harry Brook sends him back.
40.2
1
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Good length around off, tapped away in front of covers for a quick single.
40.1
1
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
Pitched up around off, driven toward extra cover where Marnus Labuschagne fumbles and they get a single.
End Of The Over 40 : 191/6
4 Runs
  • 039.1
  • 139.2
  • 039.3
  • 139.4
  • 039.5
  • 239.6
H. Brook
51 (67)
C. Woakes
15 (20)
P. Cummins
11-0-51-1
39.6
2
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
FIFTY for Harry Brook and this could be the decisive knock in the match. This is short and around off, Brook pulls it down firmly and in front of square on the leg side for a couple of runs.
39.5
0
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Back of a length around off, blocked out.
39.4
1
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
In the air but lands safely! Nasty delivery from Pat Cummins as he gets it to rise off the deck, this time off a shorter length as well. Chris Woakes awkwardly tries to hop and fends it away but gets it off the handle of the bat. The ball lobs up and goes over the keeper's head toward fine leg. They pick up a run as well.
39.3
0
Pat Cummins To Chris Woakes
Short ball, angling just down leg, Chris Woakes gets inside the line and leaves it alone.
39.2
1
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Gets this one to bounce extra off a good length and Harry Brook is taken aback a bit. The ball goes off the shoulder of the bat and wide of the man at gully. They get a single.
39.1
0
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Pat Cummins starts his new spell with a shortish delivery outside off, bouncing a bit extra. Harry Brook lines up for the pull shot but ends up blocking it out.
End Of The Over 39 : 187/6
9 Runs
  • 1 NB 38.1
  • 438.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 438.6
C. Woakes
14 (18)
H. Brook
48 (63)
S. Boland
10-1-45-0
38.6
4
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
FOUR! A handy boundary for Chris Woakes. Shorter one, angled onto the body, Woakes tries to fend it off the hips but gets a slight deflection off the bat and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence.
38.5
0
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
On a good length over middle, blocked out.
38.4
0
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
Perfect length, angling onto off stump, Chris Woakes stays back to defend.
38.3
0
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
Bowls it shorter and outside off, Chris Woakes backs away and looks to lift it over the slip cordon but misses.
38.2
0
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
Length ball on off stump, solidly kept out by Woakes.
38.1
4
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
FOUR! Lovely timing on that one! Good length around middle and leg, Chris Woakes clips it away in front of square on the leg side and the ball races away to the fence.
38.1
nb
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
No ball! Pitched up on middle, blocked out toward mid on. A no ball is called for overstepping.
End Of The Over 38 : 178/6
5 Runs
  • 437.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 137.5
  • 037.6
H. Brook
48 (63)
C. Woakes
6 (11)
M. Starc
14-0-59-4
37.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
A bumper to end the over, 5 runs came off it. This is banged in halfway down the track and around leg stump, Harry Brook lets it be.
37.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Very full and wide, sliced away past the man at fly slip and toward third man for a single.
37.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Good length, pushed down the leg side, Chris Woakes looks to move across and push it fine but misses.
37.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Swing and a miss! Length again, outside off and angling well across the right-hander at 145 clicks. Chris Woakes stays leg side of the ball and throws his hands at it as the ball zips past the outside edge.
37.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Fuller, at 144 clicks and at the stumps, Chris Woakes looks to back away and cut but does well to block it out.
37.1
4
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
FOUR! That's flown away! Length ball pushed well outside off, Chris Woakes frees his arms and slashes it away behind backward point for a boundary.
End Of The Over 37 : 173/6
2 Runs
  • 136.1
  • 036.2
  • 036.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 136.6
C. Woakes
1 (6)
H. Brook
48 (62)
S. Boland
9-1-36-0
36.6
1
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
Stump to stump line, fuller too, squirted away toward cover by Chris Woakes for a single.
36.5
0
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
Length ball around off, Chris Woakes plays it late and angles it wide of the man at gully. Mitchell Marsh there dives to his right and stops the single.
36.4
0
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
Over the top of off, blocked out.
36.3
0
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
Pulls back the length a touch and bowls it in the channel, Chris Woakes hops back and manages to defend it out.
36.2
0
Scott Boland To Chris Woakes
Perfect length, attacking the off stump, Chris Woakes pushes it toward extra cover.
36.1
1
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Hard length outside off, Harry Brook taps it in front of point and gets across for one.
End Of The Over 36 : 171/6
5 Runs
  • 135.1
  • 135.2
  • 235.3
  • 135.4
  • W 35.5
  • 035.6
C. Woakes
0 (1)
H. Brook
47 (61)
M. Starc
13-0-54-4
35.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Chris Woakes
Full and wide again, angling across, Chris Woakes goes after it and is beaten past the outside edge.
Chris Woakes walks out to bat now.
35.5
W
Mitchell Starc To Jonny Bairstow OUT!
OUT! CHOPPED ON! Mitchell Starc picks up his fourth wicket and England are in a spot of bother now. Starc throws a full and wide one, enticing Jonny Bairstow to go after it and Bairstow does just that. Bairstow plays away from the body and tries to drive but ends up reaching for it. The inside edge is taken and the ball crashes back onto the stumps. England still need 80 more runs to win and Australia now are 4 wickets away from victory.
35.4
1
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Full and outside off, driven square of the wicket in front of deep point for one. Harry Brook also brings up 1000 Test runs with that single as well. He holds the key now for England.
35.3
2
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Good length around off, eased away beautifully off the back foot by Harry Brook through cover-point for a couple of runs.
35.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Jonny Bairstow
Full and wide, looking to swing it back in. Jonny Bairstow taps it to the right of mid off for a quick run.
35.1
1
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Gets a big hand on it! Full and on off, driven crisply by Harry Brook to the right of mid off. Marnus Labuschagne scampers across and dives it to keep it to a single.
End Of The Over 35 : 166/5
5 Runs
  • 134.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 034.5
  • 434.6
J. Bairstow
4 (6)
H. Brook
43 (58)
S. Boland
8-1-34-0
34.6
4
Scott Boland To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Streaky boundary and Scott Boland cannot believe it! Bowls it a touch fuller around off, skidding on. Jonny Bairstow looks to block off the front foot but gets an inside edge. The ball goes past the leg stump and runs down to fine leg for a boundary.
34.5
0
Scott Boland To Jonny Bairstow
Short of a length around off, Jonny Bairstow looks to pull it away but doesn't get the timing right and he hits it toward mid-wicket.
34.4
0
Scott Boland To Jonny Bairstow
A bit of an extra bounce there. Good length over off, Jonny Bairstow does well to keep it down.
34.3
0
Scott Boland To Jonny Bairstow
Goes fuller again and bowls it outside off, this is driven without much timing toward short extra cover.
34.2
0
Scott Boland To Jonny Bairstow
Good length around off, Jonny Bairstow tentatively blocks it toward mid on.
34.1
1
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Pitched-up delivery around off, Harry Brook blocks it out toward the vacant cover region and gets across for one.
End Of The Over 34 : 161/5
5 Runs
  • 033.1
  • 133.2
  • 033.3
  • 433.4
  • W 33.5
  • 033.6
J. Bairstow
0 (1)
H. Brook
42 (57)
M. Starc
12-0-49-3
33.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Jonny Bairstow
Fullish length around off, Jonny Bairstow makes a watchful leave.
Jonny Bairstow is the next man in. Also, the groundstaff is in to flatten the landing area of Mitchell Starc.
33.5
W
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Another soft dismissal and the English captain departs! A touch fuller from Mitchell Starc and hen just pushes this one down leg. Ben Stokes comes forward and looks to clip it away but ends up running past it a bit and the ball takes a faint edge. Alex Carey moves to his right and takes an easy catch. After a bit of a think, the umpire raises his fingers. Huge moment in the game and now the equation reads - 90 runs with 5 wickets in hand!
33.4
4
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Full and wide, there to be driven and Ben Stokes creams it through covers for a boundary.
33.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Top of the off line, solidly blocked out by Stokes.
33.2
1
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Hard length, angling away from off at 142 clicks, Harry Brook guides it away wide of the fielder at third man for a single.
33.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Full and straight, looking to swing it in, Harry Brook hits it firmly on the deck and the ball goes toward mid on.
Halt! Ben Stokes has been hit hard around his midriff on the last ball. He is down in pain. The physios are in to check on him and he is fine. Alos, Mitchell Starc to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 33 : 156/4
3 Runs
  • 132.1
  • 032.2
  • 032.3
  • 232.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
B. Stokes
9 (12)
H. Brook
41 (55)
S. Boland
7-1-29-0
32.6
0
Scott Boland To Ben Stokes
Ouch, that must have hurt! Good length delivery, angling in from around off. Ben Stokes is down the pitch again but misses the ball and takes a blow to the groin region. Stokes is down with a bit of pain.
32.5
0
Scott Boland To Ben Stokes
Good length around the top of off, kept out by Stokes.
32.4
2
Scott Boland To Ben Stokes
Good work from Mitchell Starc! Length ball, angling onto middle and leg, Ben Stokes walks across the stumps and flicks it very fine of fine leg. Starc runs around and slides in to save a couple of runs for his side.
32.3
0
Scott Boland To Ben Stokes
Pitched up around middle, Stokes shows the full face of the bat and blocks it back to the corner.
32.2
0
Scott Boland To Ben Stokes
Length ball, bowled from around the stumps and just pushed down leg. Ben Stokes comes forward and walks right past the stumps looking to tuck but misses and the ball just goes over the leg stump.
32.1
1
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Starts with a fullish delivery wide of the off stump, Harry Brook presses forward and eases it past point for a single. They look for two but settle for the single.
We are back for the second session which probably could be the last session of this Test match. The players are already out in the middle as Harry Brook and Ben Stokes resume are ready to resume the batting for England. Scott Boland to start proceedings with the ball.
... DAY 4, SESSION 2 ...
The openers for England looked solid for the first few overs, but Ben Duckett got trapped in front by Mitchell Starc. Moeen Ali was promoted to number 3 but it didn't work out for the hosts. Then Zak Crawley and Joe Root started scoring freely, but a lazy shot from the former cost him his wicket. Once Harry Brook came in, the boundaries started to flow for England but just as when Root was looking settled, Pat Cummins got him for the third time in a row in this series. Brook continued his attacking display and saw out the rest of the session along with Ben Stokes as they need under a 100 to win now. Australia will want to make early inroads post Lunch to put more pressure on the hosts or else this could go only one way. Join us for the second session at 6.25 pm IST (12.55 pm GMT) to see how things pan out.
SESSION SUMMARY - 126 runs and 4 wickets in 27 overs. It was a bit longer than usual because of all the time lost due to rain on Day 3. However, it wasn't short of any excitement whatsoever. The game still hangs in the balance with both sides throwing everything at each other. The equation is simple, England needs 98 runs and the Aussies need 6 wickets with an ample amount of time left in the Test.
End Of The Over 32 : 153/4
7 Runs
  • 031.1
  • 431.2
  • 131.3
  • 131.4
  • 031.5
  • 131.6
H. Brook
40 (54)
B. Stokes
7 (7)
T. Murphy
1-0-7-0
31.6
1
Todd Murphy To Harry Brook
Nagging length around middle, tucked away neatly through mid-wicket for a run by Harry Brook. That will be Lunch on Day 4!
31.5
0
Todd Murphy To Harry Brook
Tossed up full and wide, Harry Brook crunches the cover drive but fails to get it through.
31.4
1
Todd Murphy To Ben Stokes
Slightly shorter around the pads, worked away off the back foot through mid-wicket for a single.
31.3
1
Todd Murphy To Harry Brook
Short and wide again, cut away off the back foot to deep point for one. England now need exactly 100 runs to win.
31.2
4
Todd Murphy To Harry Brook
FOUR! Fraction short and wide, Harry Brook picks up the length quickly and gets on the back foot before slapping it away through point for a boundary. The 150 is up for England.
31.1
0
Todd Murphy To Harry Brook
Todd Murphy comes in to bowl the last over before Lunch and starts from 'round the wicket. This is a full ball around middle, angling across. Harry Brook watchfully defends it out.
End Of The Over 31 : 146/4
3 Runs
  • 1 NB 30.1
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 130.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 130.6
H. Brook
34 (49)
B. Stokes
6 (6)
P. Cummins
10-0-47-1
30.6
1
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Back of a length over off, Harry Brook tucks it away in front of square on the leg side for a run.
30.5
0
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Full and around off, squeezed out toward cover.
30.4
0
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Close! On a hard length outside off and moving away. Harry Brook stays back and dangles a bat at it. There is a deviation as the ball goes past the bat but it is just the movement through the air.
30.3
1
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Comes from around the wicket and digs in a short one at the body. Ben Stokes fends the extra bounce well and keeps it down toward fine leg for a single.
30.2
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Good length, slanted across the left-hander, Stokes lets it through to the keeper.
30.1
0
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Length ball just outside off and holding its line. Ben Stokes makes a good leave.
30.1
nb
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
Pitched up around off, defended toward mid off. Pat Cummins has overstepped and a no ball is called.
End Of The Over 30 : 143/4
8 Runs
  • 029.1
  • 029.2
  • 2 B 29.3
  • 429.4
  • 129.5
  • 129.6
B. Stokes
5 (2)
H. Brook
33 (46)
M. Starc
11-0-44-2
29.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Ben Stokes
Full and straight, flicked away to the left of the man at mid-wicket for an easy single.
29.5
1
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Good running! On middle and leg, nudged away toward mid-wicket for a quick single.
29.4
4
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
FOUR! Slashed away! Hard length outside off, Harry Brook sees the width and throws his hands at it. Brook gets a thick outside edge as the ball flies over the gully region for a boundary.
29.3
b
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
TWO BYES! A wide yorker from Mitchell Starc and this one angles across as well. Harry Brook tries jamming it out but the bat hits the turf as the ball goes past the outside edge and is spilled by Alex Carey. The ball goes toward third man and they get a couple of byes.
29.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Gets it full and tries to swing it onto the off pole, Harry Brook defends it toward cover.
29.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Good length on off stump, Harry Brook blocks it out from inside his crease.
End Of The Over 29 : 135/4
6 Runs
  • 128.1
  • 028.2
  • 028.3
  • 128.4
  • W 28.5
  • 428.6
B. Stokes
4 (1)
H. Brook
28 (41)
P. Cummins
9-0-44-1
28.6
4
Pat Cummins To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Off the mark with a lovely shot. Good length around leg stump, Ben Stokes just gets his hands in front and nudges it gently through mid-wicket. The ball races away to the fence for a boundary.
England skipper Ben Stokes walks out to bat at number 6.
28.5
W
Pat Cummins To Joe Root OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Pat Cummins gets Joe Root yet again and Australia are right back in it! Pat Cummins bangs this one in a bit at around 140 clicks but pushes it down the leg side. Root looks to pull but it isn't that short and Root gets it off the gloves. Alex Carey dives to his left and pouches it with both hands. The Aussie skipper gets a big wicket and England now need 120 more runs to win with 6 wickets in hand.
28.4
1
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Pitched up around off, Harry Brook drives it back past the bowler and to the right of mid on for a single.
28.3
0
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Hard length, pushed a bit wider, Harry Brook blocks it toward cover-point.
28.2
0
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Full, at 141 clicks and angling it into the off pole. Harry Brook defends it out.
28.1
1
Pat Cummins To Joe Root
Fraction short and around off, Joe Root hops back and plays it with soft hands behind point for a run.
End Of The Over 28 : 129/3
2 Runs
  • 027.1
  • 027.2
  • 227.3
  • 027.4
  • 027.5
  • 027.6
H. Brook
27 (38)
J. Root
20 (31)
M. Starc
10-0-38-2
27.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Hard length over off stump at 142 clicks, Harry Brook blocks it back on the deck.
27.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Much fuller and around off, looking to swing it back in but doesn't get much movement. Harry Brook jams it out toward cover.
27.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Fullish delivery, attacking middle stump, Brook blocks it with a straight bat.
27.3
2
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Pitched up around off at 144 clicks, Harry Brook leans forward and opens the bat face to play it toward third man for a couple of runs.
27.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Keeps the line close to the off pole and just slants it across at 142 clicks. Loose shot from Harry Brook as he neither leaves it nor attempts the cut, and gets beaten past the outside edge.
27.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Back of a length close to the off pole, Harry Brook dabs it wide of the man at gully who makes a sharp diving stop.
End Of The Over 27 : 127/3
7 Runs
  • 226.1
  • 026.2
  • 026.3
  • 126.4
  • 026.5
  • 426.6
J. Root
20 (31)
H. Brook
25 (32)
P. Cummins
8-0-38-0
26.6
4
Pat Cummins To Joe Root
FOUR! Top shot! Pitched up on the fifth stump line, Joe Root plants his front foot forward and drives it through cover for a boundary.
26.5
0
Pat Cummins To Joe Root
Looks for the spearing inswinging yorker but spills it down the leg side.
26.4
1
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Banged in short around off, doesn't get up much and Harry Brook swivel-pulls it down to deep square leg for a run.
26.3
0
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Fuller and around off, left alone for the keeper to collect.
26.2
0
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Just short! Bowls it fuller around off, getting the ball to zip through. Harry Brook has a tentative push at it and gets an outside edge. Alex Carey dives to his right but can't reach it and the ball also falls short of David Warner at first slip.
26.1
2
Pat Cummins To Harry Brook
Nicely played! Shorter in length and outside off, Harry Brook hangs back and just taps it fine of the man at third man for a couple of runs.
End Of The Over 26 : 120/3
5 Runs
  • 425.1
  • 025.2
  • 025.3
  • 025.4
  • 025.5
  • 125.6
H. Brook
22 (28)
J. Root
16 (29)
M. Starc
9-0-36-2
25.6
1
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Back of a length, angled across the right-hander, Harry Brook stays back and steers it down to wide third man for a single.
25.5
0
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Length ball on off, curving in a bit, Harry Brook solidly keeps it out.
25.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Pitched up on off stump at 141 clicks, Harry Brook blocks it out.
25.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Good length around middle, Brook defends it late and with soft hands as well.
25.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
Length ball around off, angling across, Harry Brook looks to drive again but is beaten past the outside edge and the ball zips through to Alex Carey.
25.1
4
Mitchell Starc To Harry Brook
FOUR! Slammed away through extra cover! Mitchell Starc begins his new spell with a full and wide one at 139 clicks. Harry Brook presses forward and drives it away for a boundary.
End Of The Over 25 : 115/3
9 Runs
  • 424.1
  • 424.2
  • 024.3
  • 024.4
  • 024.5
  • 124.6
H. Brook
17 (22)
J. Root
16 (29)
S. Boland
6-1-26-0
24.6
1
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Good length around off, edged away with soft hands through backward point for a single.
24.5
0
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Just back of a length around off, Harry Brook goes on the back foot to defend.
24.4
0
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Full and wide inviting the drive, Harry Brook goes after it but mistimes it toward mid off.
24.3
0
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Hard length, angled in from outside off, Harry Brook stays back and chops it back onto the deck.
24.2
4
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
FOUR! And again! A real half-volley this time, Harry Brook drives it squarer this time and creams it through cover-point for a boundary.
24.1
4
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
FOUR! Lovely shot! Fullish delivery outside off, Harry Brook gets on the front foot and punches it off the middle of the bat through the cover region and picks up another boundary.
End Of The Over 24 : 106/3
4 Runs
  • 123.1
  • 023.2
  • 123.3
  • 123.4
  • 123.5
  • 023.6
J. Root
16 (29)
H. Brook
8 (16)
M. Marsh
4-0-19-1
23.6
0
Mitchell Marsh To Joe Root
Overpitched delivery outside off, Joe Root nails the cover drive but finds the cover fielder to perfection.
23.5
1
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
Back of a length outside off, chopped away wide of backward point for one more.
23.4
1
Mitchell Marsh To Joe Root
Full again and angling onto the legs, Joe Root clips it away past square leg and rotates the strike.
23.3
1
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
Fullish length on middle and leg, flicked away through mid-wicket for a run.
23.2
0
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
Short of a good length and on off, Harry Brook looks to come forward but checks his shot and just nudges it back on the deck.
23.1
1
Mitchell Marsh To Joe Root
This is pitched up outside off, Joe Root drives it wide of cover and picks up a single.
End Of The Over 23 : 102/3
6 Runs
  • 422.1
  • 1 B 22.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 122.5
  • 022.6
H. Brook
6 (13)
J. Root
14 (26)
S. Boland
5-1-17-0
22.6
0
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Back of a length outside off, Harry Brook hangs back and plays it with an angled bat wide of the gully fielder who makes a solid stop.
22.5
1
Scott Boland To Joe Root
Good fielding! Full and around off, Joe Root crunches the straight drive to the right of mid on but Marnus Labuschagne there makes a sharp stop. They get a single.
22.4
0
Scott Boland To Joe Root
On that awkward length again on off stump, Joe Root defends it under his eyeline.
22.3
0
Scott Boland To Joe Root
Good length around off, Joe Root defends it out.
22.2
b
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Bye! Oh, that one has come back in a mile! Good length around off, Harry Brook makes a leave and the ball goes over off stump but swings back in late. Alex Carey manages to get a bit of glove on it and the batters get a bye.
22.1
4
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
FOUR! Shot! Pitched up around off, Harry Brook with a firm straight drive, a bit aerial and this one rockets past the bowler, running away into the fence for a boundary. 100 up now for England.
End Of The Over 22 : 96/3
2 Runs
  • 021.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 121.4
  • 021.5
  • 121.6
H. Brook
2 (10)
J. Root
13 (23)
M. Marsh
3-0-15-1
21.6
1
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
Fuller and straighter on the pads, Harry Brook pushes it in front of the man at deep mid-wicket for a single.
21.5
0
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
Length again, in that channel around off and shaping away. Left alone by Brook.
21.4
1
Mitchell Marsh To Joe Root
Lucky! Perfect length, around the top of off, and a bit of an extra bounce again. Joe Root gets squared up and gets an outside edge that falls in between first and third slip. They scamper through for one.
21.3
0
Mitchell Marsh To Joe Root
Pitches it up a bit around middle, moving away, Joe Root defends it off the front foot.
21.2
0
Mitchell Marsh To Joe Root
Looked like a leg-cutter as this ball that is angled onto middle nips away a touch and bounces a bit extra. Root gets a bit taken aback but manages to keep it down.
21.1
0
Mitchell Marsh To Joe Root
Length ball, angling in from outside off, Joe Root presses forward to block but gets it off the pads.
End Of The Over 21 : 94/3
0 Runs
  • 020.1
  • 020.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 020.5
  • 020.6
H. Brook
1 (8)
J. Root
12 (19)
S. Boland
4-1-12-0
20.6
0
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Maiden! Hard length, angling in a bit from around off, Brook manages to block it out.
20.5
0
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Nagging length around off, Harry Brook plays a loose shot as he looks to drive but gets it off the inner half onto the leg side.
20.4
0
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Full and around off, driven on the up but straight to the man at mid off.
20.3
0
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Bit of an extra bounce! Good length around off, Harry Brook looks to block but gets it high on the bat.
20.2
0
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Pitches it up and brings the ball into off and middle, Harry Brook solidly keeps it out.
20.1
0
Scott Boland To Harry Brook
Banged in on a hard length outside off, Harry Brook completely mistimes the pull to wide mid on.
End Of The Over 20 : 94/3
8 Runs
  • 1 LB 19.1
  • 2 NB 19.2
  • 419.2
  • W 19.3
  • 019.4
  • 119.5
  • 019.6
J. Root
12 (19)
H. Brook
1 (2)
M. Marsh
2-0-13-1
19.6
0
Mitchell Marsh To Joe Root
Fuller and wider of the off stump, moving away. Joe Root makes a watchful leave.
19.5
1
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
Length ball on the pads, this is nudged away to deep mid-wicket for a single by Harry Brook.
19.4
0
Mitchell Marsh To Harry Brook
A touch fuller and shaping it away from outside off, Harry Brook leaves it alone.
Harry Brook comes out to the middle now.
19.3
W
Mitchell Marsh To Zak Crawley OUT!
OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Mitchell Marsh with a brilliant comeback and he now gets rid of Zak Crawley. Nagging length in that corridor of uncertainty and Marsh gets the ball to nip away off the deck. Not much foot movement from Crawley who looks for the expansive drive and ends up edging it behind to the keeper Alex Carey. Carey makes no mistake and England lose their third wicket.
19.2
4
Mitchell Marsh To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Nailed it! Full and wide, swinging away. Zak Crawley throws his hands at it and crashes it through the cover region for a boundary.
19.2
nb
Mitchell Marsh To Joe Root
Good length outside off, Joe Root lunges forward and edges it with soft hands wide of the man at gully for one. A no ball is called for overstepping.
19.1
lb
Mitchell Marsh To Zak Crawley
Leg bye! Too full around leg, Zak Crawley fails to get it away. The ball goes off the pads and rolls onto the leg side as the batters pick up a leg bye.
End Of The Over 19 : 86/2
5 Runs
  • 018.1
  • 1 NB 18.2
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 418.6
J. Root
11 (17)
Z. Crawley
40 (52)
S. Boland
3-0-12-0
18.6
4
Scott Boland To Joe Root
EDGED AND FOUR! Top of the off stump length and just around the fourth stump line. Joe Root goes back and across before pushing at it and gets an outside edge that goes to the right of Steven Smith at third slip and runs down to the third man fence for a boundary.
18.5
0
Scott Boland To Joe Root
Good length again around off, angling in a touch. Joe Root presses forward to defend but gets a slight inside edge.
The umpires seems to be unhappy with the condition of the ball and ask for the briefcase. They choose another one and give it to Scott Boland.
18.4
0
Scott Boland To Joe Root
Just keeps probing away on a length around off, Joe Root defends it toward mid on.
18.3
0
Scott Boland To Joe Root
Fullish length, in and around the off stump, blocked out.
18.2
0
Scott Boland To Joe Root
A loud appeal for LBW from the bowler but no one else is interested. Good length, angling it in a long way from around off. Joe Root walks down the track to flick it away but misses and gets hit high on the pads.
18.2
nb
Scott Boland To Joe Root
A touch fuller on the fifth stump line and moving away late. Joe Root makes a leave and a no ball is called for overstepping.
18.1
0
Scott Boland To Joe Root
Good length, in the channel around off, Joe Root presses forward to defend but gets an inside edge on the deck.
Drinks break! A positive start for England with the bat in this session but Australia have done well to pick up a couple of wickets. The hosts have their noses in front but as we have seen in this match and in the series as well, a couple of wickets can turn the game on its head. Both sides will be eager to go into Lunch on Day 4 with an advantage.
End Of The Over 18 : 81/2
6 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 017.2
  • 117.3
  • 017.4
  • 417.5
  • 017.6
Z. Crawley
40 (52)
J. Root
7 (10)
M. Marsh
1-0-6-0
17.6
0
Mitchell Marsh To Zak Crawley
Good stop! This is pitched up, on middle, Zak Crawley drills it down the track where Mitchell Marsh goes down quickly and gets a hand to it to make a half-stop.
17.5
4
Mitchell Marsh To Zak Crawley
FOUR! Nice shot! Mitchell Marsh lands this short and outside off, Zak Crawley gets on top of it and punches it behind square on the off side for a boudnary.
17.4
0
Mitchell Marsh To Zak Crawley
This is on a good length, on off, shaping in, Zak Crawley chops it down on the pitch.
17.3
1
Mitchell Marsh To Joe Root
Fuller again, on off, Joe Root steers it through point for a run.
17.2
0
Mitchell Marsh To Joe Root
Goes a bit fuller, on off, Joe Root moves across and knocks it towards short covers.
17.1
1
Mitchell Marsh To Zak Crawley
Mitchell Marsh begins with a back-of-a-length delivery, outside off, Zak Crawley cuts it towards deep point for a single.
End Of The Over 17 : 75/2
5 Runs
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 416.4
  • 016.5
  • 116.6
Z. Crawley
35 (48)
J. Root
6 (8)
S. Boland
2-0-7-0
16.6
1
Scott Boland To Zak Crawley
Back of a length, on middle, Zak Crawley works it off the inner half towards square leg for a single.
16.5
0
Scott Boland To Zak Crawley
Pitched up, on middle, Zak Crawley defends it to the leg side.
16.4
4
Scott Boland To Zak Crawley
EDGED AND FOUR! This is full and outside off, Zak Crawley slashes at it but gets an outside edge just over Mitchell Marsh at slip cordon for a boundary.
16.3
0
Scott Boland To Zak Crawley
Pulls his length back a bit, on off, Zak Crawley taps it towards short covers.
16.2
0
Scott Boland To Zak Crawley
Goes fuller, on off, Zak Crawley pushes it towards mid off.
16.1
0
Scott Boland To Zak Crawley
Scott Boland starts with a short delivery, well outside off, Zak Crawley throws everything at it but fails to connect.
End Of The Over 16 : 70/2
6 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 015.2
  • 415.3
  • 015.4
  • 215.5
  • 015.6
J. Root
6 (8)
Z. Crawley
30 (42)
M. Starc
8-0-31-2
15.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Another full delivery, outside off, Joe Root drills it straight to cover-point.
15.5
2
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Short of a length and on middle, Joe Root pulls it towards deep square leg and comes back for the second. Good running!
15.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Fullish and outside off, Joe Root this time miscues his drive towards the bowler.
15.3
4
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
FOUR! Joe Root finally gets off the mark and in style! Mitchell Starc overpitches it, on off, Joe Root strides forward and creams it through covers for a boundary.
15.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Full again, on off, Joe Root mistimes his drive towards mid off.
15.1
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Full, on off, Joe Root taps it towards point.
End Of The Over 15 : 64/2
4 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 214.2
  • 114.3
  • 1 LB 14.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
Z. Crawley
30 (42)
J. Root
0 (2)
P. Cummins
7-0-31-0
14.6
0
Pat Cummins To Zak Crawley
Overpitched and on off, Zak Crawley drills it straight to mid off.
14.5
0
Pat Cummins To Zak Crawley
Touch fuller, on off, Zak Crawley drives it straight to short covers.
14.4
lb
Pat Cummins To Joe Root
This is on a hard length, on off, angling in, Joe Root looks to keep it out but misses as the ball goes off his thigh pads towards square leg. A leg bye is taken.
14.3
1
Pat Cummins To Zak Crawley
Pulls his length back a bit, on off, Zak Crawley pushes it towards mid off for a single.
14.2
2
Pat Cummins To Zak Crawley
Full, on off, Zak Crawley mistimes his drive through mid on and sets off for the run, Root calls for the second and just makes it at the bowler's end as the fielder misses his shy at the stumps. A bit risky that run.
14.1
0
Pat Cummins To Zak Crawley
On a length and on off, Zak Crawley taps it towards short covers.
End Of The Over 14 : 60/2
1 Runs
  • 113.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • W 13.5
  • 013.6
J. Root
0 (1)
Z. Crawley
27 (37)
M. Starc
7-0-25-2
13.6
0
Mitchell Starc To Joe Root
Oh...close! Mitchell Starc continues with his fuller length, outside off, angling away, Joe Root reaches for it to drive it away but gets beaten on the outside edge.
Joe Root is the new man in.
13.5
W
Mitchell Starc To Moeen Ali OUT!
OUT! CASTLED! Mitchell Starc strikes again! The move to promote Moeen Ali at number 3 hasn't worked at all. Starc serves this full again and on middle, swinging in a bit in air and skids through as well, Moeen Ali looks to drive without much footwork and gets an inside edge as the ball goes through the huge gap between bat and pad to shatter the stumps. England lose another one!
13.4
0
Mitchell Starc To Moeen Ali
Touch fuller, on off, Moeen Ali pats it towards mid off.
13.3
0
Mitchell Starc To Moeen Ali
Short of a length and on middle, Moeen Ali watches it through and sways away from it.
13.2
0
Mitchell Starc To Moeen Ali
This is on a good length but down the leg side, Moeen Ali misses his flick.