Australia took a lead of 278 runs in the first innings, England scored 220/2 on the third day.

Ashes 2021 News: The first Test match of the Ashes between England (ENG) and Australia (AUS) is being played at the Gabba ground. England had won the toss and decided to bat first and were all out for just 147 runs on the very first day. In response, Australia’s team scored 425 runs in the first innings. Travis Head played the highest innings of 152 runs for Australia. After the dismissal of Australia on the third day, England’s second innings began. By the end of the third day’s play, England scored 220 runs for the loss of two wickets. At present, England are behind Australia by 58 runs. The fourth day of the match is going to be very decisive.

Australia’s performance on the third day

Australia’s innings on the third day started with a score of 343/7. Opener Travis Head completed his 150 runs during this period. Mitchell Starc, playing at the other end, returned to the pavilion after scoring 35 runs. In this way Australia’s eighth wicket fell. Nathan Lyon, who came to bat after him, got out after scoring 15 runs. Travis Head was bowled by Mark Wood on a personal score of 152 runs and thus Australia were all out for 425 runs. Ollie Robinson and Mark Wood took three wickets each for England. While Chris Woakes took two wickets. Jack Leach and Joe Root took one wicket each. However, Australia took a big lead of 278 runs in the first innings.

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David Malan and Joe Root took over England in the second innings

After Australia’s first innings was over, England came to play the second innings. Once again it had a bad start and Rory Burns got out after scoring 13 runs. After this Haseeb Hameed also got out after scoring 27 runs. Then David Malan and Joe Root handled the innings together. Both completed their half-centuries during this period. By the end of the third day’s play, David Malan remained unbeaten on 80 and Joe Root on 86. By the end of the third day’s play, England scored 220 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. But still the team is 58 runs behind Australia’s lead.

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