Australia Beat England: Australia defeated England by an innings and 14 runs in the third test match of the Ashes. With this, Australia has taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-Test series. In this Test match played in Melbourne, the England team succumbed to Australia in three days. His second innings was reduced to just 68 runs. Captain Joe Root and Ben Stokes could only reach the double figures. Root scored the highest 28 runs. For Australia, Scott Boland took 6 for 7 and Starc took 3 wickets in his name.
England had scored 185 runs in the first innings, in response to which the hosts were dismissed for 267 runs. Australia got a lead of 82 runs on the basis of the first innings, but the entire team of England was reduced to just 68 runs in the second innings.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 28, 2021
Root and Stokes failed
The responsibility of saving England from defeat on the third day of the match was on the shoulders of captain Joe Root and Ben Stokes. England got the first blow on the third day in the form of Ben Stokes. He got bowled by Starc on the personal score of 11 runs. After this Scott Boland hit a flurry of wickets. Boland sent Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Mark Wood and Olly Robinson to the pavilion in just 11 balls. England’s last wicket fell in the form of James Anderson, who was bowled by Cameron Green.
Earlier, by the end of the second day’s play, England had lost four wickets in the second innings for 31 runs. Mitchell Starc caught Jack Crawley for five behind the wicket. David Malan was dismissed in the fifth over without opening the account. Scott Boland, playing the first Test, took two wickets for one run. He sent Haseeb Hameed (7) and Jack Leach (0) to the pavilion.
Australia lost the wickets of Nathan Lyon (10), Marnus Labuschagne (1) and Steve Smith (16) before lunch, playing the first day’s score at 61 for four. Opener Marcus Harris (76) shared a 60-run partnership with Travis Head (27). He was caught by Joe Root at head slip. Ten runs later, Harris lost the wicket to James Anderson. Anderson took four wickets for 33 runs in 23 overs.
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