Manchester: In the 3rd match of the Ashes Test cricket series against the Australian team, the England team was bowled out by 592 runs. With this, the team took a lead of 275 runs in the first innings.
The Australian team scored 317 runs in the first innings in this match which is being held at Old Trafford in Manchester. At the end of the 2nd day’s match, the England team scored 384 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 72 overs. Opener Zach Crowley scored 189 off 182 balls with 3 sixes and 21 fours.
Another starter, Ben Duckett, left with 1 run. Moeen Ali scored 54 and Joe Root scored 84. Harry Brooke was unbeaten on 14 and captain Ben Stokes on 24. The England team continued to play the 3rd day yesterday. Ben Stokes hit his 30th half-century with 51 runs off 74 balls and Pat Cummins was bowled.
Jonny Bairstow, who then came into the field, played calmly in the beginning. Meanwhile at the other end Harry Brook swung the bat. Josh Hazlewood tried to hit the ball towards deep backward square for a six as Harry Brook hit his 6th half-century off 100 balls with 61 runs with 5 boundaries. Mitchell Starc took a brilliant catch as he stood very close to the boundary line.
After this, Chris Woakes took 0 and Mark Wood 6 runs. Jonny Bairstow came into action as the wickets began to tumble. Sixes off Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Hazlewood. At the other end, Stuart Broad played a fast bowler and dismissed Hazlewood for 7 runs. James Anderson was the last wicket.
Anderson (5) lbw off Cameron Green as Jonny Bairstow approaches his century. This prevented Jonny Bairstow from completing the century. In the end, England lost all wickets for 592 runs in 107.4 overs. Jonny Bairstow was unbeaten on 99 off 81 balls, with 4 sixes and 10 fours.
On behalf of the Australian team, Jos Hazlewood took 5 wickets and Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green took 2 wickets each. The start was shocking for the Australian team who started playing the 2nd innings trailing by 275 runs. Usman Khawaja was dismissed for 18 off Mark Wood and David Warner for 28 off Chris Woakes. Smith was out for 17 runs and Head for 1 run. At the end of the third day’s play in the second innings, the Australian team had scored 113 runs for the loss of 4 wickets after 41 overs had been played.
2nd player not to complete century: Jonny Bairstow is the 2nd most dismissed batsman in an Ashes cricket series with 99 runs. Before this, Australian player Steve Waugh was unbeaten with 99 runs in the Ashes series held in Perth in 1995. Jonny Bairstow joins MJK Smith, Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Atherton in the list of England players who have scored 99 runs twice.