Australia vs England, 4th Ashes Test, Day 3 Highlights: Jonny Bairstow Scores Ton, England Avoid Follow-On
The Ashes, Australia vs England, 4th Test, Day 3 Highlights: Batter Jonny Bairstow saved England the blushes with a counter-attacking seventh Test century at Stumps on the third day of the fourth Test at the SCG.
- Jonny Bairstow scored his 7th Test ton on Day 3 of the 4th Ashes Test
- England finished the day at 258/7, still trailing Australia by 158 runs
- Australia are 3-0 ahead in the five-match Ashes series
The Ashes, Australia vs England, 4th Test, Day 3 Highlights:Batter Jonny Bairstow saved England the blushes with a counter-attacking century at Stumps on the third day of the fourth Test at the SCG. This was Bairstow's seventh ton in 80-Test long career as England finished the day 258/7, still trailing by 158 runs. Bairstow along with Ben Stokes, who played an equally gutsy half-century, rallied their team out of trouble after losing quick wickets. Earlier, wicket-keeper Jos Buttler's poor run of form continued as he was dismissed for a duck. Openers Haseeb Hameed and Zak Crawley departed early with skipper Joe Root and batter Dawid Malan following soon.
England had resumed batting at 13/0 on the third day. Earlier on Thursday, Usman Khawaja returned to haunt England with a stylish century four years after plundering another big Ashes hundred at the same ground as Australia took a firm grip of the match. Pakistan-born Khawaja, playing his first Test since the 2019 Ashes series in England in place of Covid-isolated Travis Head, was at his unflappable best in compiling 137 off 260 balls to put Australia in charge after a declaration at 416 for eight. (SCORECARD)