Ashes 2019, England vs Australia Highlights, 3rd Test Day 3 at Leeds, Full Cricket Score: Root remains unbeaten on 75 to keep hosts alive

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FirstCricket Staff, Aug 24, 2019 23:45:41 IST

England beat Australia by 1 wicket

179/10
Overs
52.1
R/R
3.44
Fours
21
Sixes
0
Extras
13
67/10
Overs
27.5
R/R
2.44
Fours
10
Sixes
0
Extras
3
246/10
Overs
75.2
R/R
3.27
Fours
29
Sixes
0
Extras
27
362/9
Overs
125.4
R/R
2.89
Fours
34
Sixes
8
Extras
31

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Report, 3rd Test Day 2: England batting coach Graham Thorpe said they will not give up hope of saving the third Test against Australia, but a woeful batting display from the hosts on Friday left them with a mountain to climb to regain the Ashes.

Ashes 2019, England vs Australia Highlights, 3rd Test Day 3 at Leeds, Full Cricket Score: Root remains unbeaten on 75 to keep hosts alive

Matthew Wade ducks under a bouncer from Ben Stokes during the third Ashes Test at Leeds. Reuters

Trailing 1-0 in the series and replying to Australia’s far from daunting first-innings total of 179, England’s key batsmen fell cheaply, several chasing aggressive shots, as the hosts were bowled out for 67 at Headingley.

That total was their 12th lowest of all time in Tests and lowest against Australia since 1948.

Joe Denly was the only player to reach double figures, top scoring with 12 runs — the lowest top score for an England batsman in Test history.

Australia, who as holders need one more win to retain the Ashes, lost six wickets themselves on a remarkable second day in Leeds, but Marnus Labuschagne (53 not out) steered them to a lead of 283, which seems beyond a woefully out-of-form England.

In the one-day format, England won the World Cup on home soil last month, with many of the same players who have played in the Ashes.

Yet England’s euphoric fans were brought crashing down to earth in the first Test innings following that triumph, after they were bowled out for 85 by Ireland, who were playing only their third-ever Test match.

Six of the top seven who took to the field in that first innings capitulation, started at Headingley in the third Ashes Test.

Jason Roy averaged over 63 in the World Cup, firing four half centuries and one 100, including 85 against Australia in the semi-final, but was again out attacking a ball he did not need to at Headingley.

Stokes, England’s World Cup final hero, was another guilty of a wild, needless shot when being dismissed.

England’s batsmen still seem to be playing with a one-day format focus. Forty of their 67 runs came as boundaries and nine batsmen hit at least one four.

Stokes was out for eight off 13 balls and Roy nine of 15. In comparison, Australia’s Labuschagne played a much more Test-like innings, leaving the balls he needed to, making an unbeaten 53 off 139 balls.

(With inputs from Reuters)

Updated Date: Aug 24, 2019 23:45:41 IST






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1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
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1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
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1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 India 8411 263
4 Australia 5471 261
5 South Africa 4407 259
6 New Zealand 4784 252