Ashes 1st Test Day 3: Joe Root, Malan revives England’s innings after suffering early jolts

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Ashes 1st Test Day 3: Joe Root, Malan revives England’s innings after suffering early jolts

Ashes 1st Test, Day 3: Joe Root & Dawid Malan revived England’s innings by staying unbeaten on the crease by the end of Day 3 of the ongoing first Test at the Gabba, Brisbane on Friday.

At the Stumps England’s score read 220/2 & is currently trailing by 58 runs. Dawid Malan & Joe Root are currently unbeaten on 86 (158) & 80 (177) runs respectively. Resuming the third session at 107/2 & trailing by 171 runs the innings acted as a comeback stint for three lions as they kept the scoreboard ticking. The duo came to bat during the second session & remained unbeaten since.

Earlier Rory Burns & Haseeb Hameed provided England with a stable beginning but they faced a major jolt as Australia’s Cpatain Pat Cummins removed Rory Burns for 13 in the 9th over of the innings. After Burns’s dismissal, Malan joined hands with Hameed in the middle & the duo put on 38 runs for the second wicket.

However, as soon as both the batters got settled on the crease, Mitchell Starc caught Hameed (27) & England was left reeling at 61/2 in the 21st over, still trailing by 217 runs. For England, Mark Wood and Robinson both ended with 3 wickets each, while Woakes picked two. Jack Lean gave 102 runs in 13 overs for a wicket.

In the morning, Australia managed to score 82 runs to reach a total of 425. Travis’s head’s 153 off 148 balls accompanied by Mitchell Starc’s 35 helped the Aussies to take a comprehensive lead of 278 runs.

Root & Malan will resume their innings in the opening session of Day 4 of the first test. The first hour of tomorrow will be extremely crucial for both sides. It will be interesting to see how things turn out on Saturday.

Ashes 1st Test, Day 3, Brief Scores

England 147 & 220/2 (Dawid Malan 80*, Joe Root 86*, Pat Cummins 1-43) Australia 425

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