3rd Ashes Test - England need 203 runs to win to stay in the Ashes
England needed to bowl Australia out early today to stand any chance of winning this match (and the Ashes) and did just that. The close of play score - England need 203 runs to win with 7 wickets remaining.
Australia 179 (David Warner 61, Marnus Labuschagne 74; Jofra Archer 6-45) and 246 (Marnus Labuschagne 80; Ben Stokes 3-56)
England 67 (Josh Hazlewood 5-30) and 156-3 (Joe Root 75*, Joe Denly 50)
At the Close - England need 203 runs to win
A fascinating day of Test cricket.— ICC (@ICC) August 24, 2019
England finish on 156/3, 203 runs away from what would be a simply incredible victory. Joe Root remains unbeaten on 75. #ENGvAUS LIVE ??https://t.co/w5m79RTGIu pic.twitter.com/ndsdC8jWzl
Another fascinating day's play, at Headingley, saw England claw back to an unlikely position of possibly winning this match.
In the morning session, England managed to bowl Australia out for 246, Australia adding a crucial 75 to their overnight score - Marnus Labuschagne scoring 80 and Ben Stokes 3-56, the top wicket taker for England.
In their 2nd Innings, at the close of play, England were 156-3 with Joe Root 75* and Ben Stokes 2*. There is a good chance that England could level the series tomorrow.
Australia 1st Innings - Fall Of Wickets: 1-12 (Marcus Harris, 3.6 Ov) , 2-25 (Usman Khawaja, 8.4 Ov) , 3-136 (DA Warner, 31.4 Ov) , 4-137 (Travis Head, 32.5 Ov) , 5-139 (MS Wade, 33.6 Ov) , 6-162 (Tim Paine, 42.6 Ov) , 7-173 (JL Pattinson, 45.6 Ov) , 8-174 (Pat Cummins, 49.6 Ov) , 9-177 (Marnus Labuschagne, 51.2 Ov) , 10-179 (Nathan Lyon, 52.1 Ov)
Australia 2nd Innings - Fall Of Wickets: 1-10 (DA Warner, 1.2 Ov) , 2-36 (Marcus Harris, 11.1 Ov) , 3-52 (Usman Khawaja, 14.1 Ov) , 4-97 (Travis Head, 32.2 Ov) , 5-163 (MS Wade, 52.6 Ov) , 6-164 (Tim Paine, 53.3 Ov) , 7-215 (JL Pattinson, 67.6 Ov) , 8-226 (Pat Cummins, 70.2 Ov) , 9-237 (Marnus Labuschagne, 73.3 Ov) , 10-246 (Nathan Lyon, 75.2 Ov) ,
England 1st Innings - Fall Of Wickets: 1-10 (Jason Roy, 3.5 Ov) , 2-10 (Joe Root, 5.1 Ov) , 3-20 (Rory Burns, 10.4 Ov) , 4-34 (Ben Stokes, 14.3 Ov) , 5-45 (Joe Denly, 20.1 Ov) , 6-45 (JM Bairstow, 21.1 Ov) , 7-54 (Chris Woakes, 24.1 Ov) , 8-56 (JC Buttler, 25.1 Ov) , 9-66 (Jofra Archer, 26.4 Ov) , 10-67 (Jack Leach, 27.5 Ov)
England 2nd Innings - 1-15 (Rory Burns, 5.6 Ov) , 2-15 (Jason Roy, 6.3 Ov) , 3-141 (Joe Denly, 59.3 Ov)
England - Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root(c), Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow(wk), Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach
Australia - David Warner, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Pat Cummins, James Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon
Start Time: 11:00
Toss: England won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Emerald Headingley, Leeds
Officials: Joel Wilson, Christopher Gaffaney, Handunnettige Dharmasena, Robert Robinson, Javagal Srinath
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