4th Ashes Test – Australia 170-3 after Stop Start 1st Day at Old Trafford

Too windy for bails at Old Trafford today
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Australia won the toss and decided to bat against England at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester today in the 4th Ashes Test.

 

Match Summary

Australia 170 - 3 wickets (44 overs) - (Marnus Labuschagne 67, Steven Smith 63*; Stuart Broad 2- 35)

England – still to bat

At the Close - Australia are 170 for 3

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Opting to bat first this morning, Australia were soon in trouble at 28-2 with both David Warner (0) Marcus Harris (13) back in the pavilion. However, Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith put on 116 for the 3rd wicket on another stop start day’s play in the Test series due to the weather.

England managed to break through that partnership, with Craig Overton bowling Marnus Labuschagne for 67, but they will be hoping to get some early wickets, in the morning, to get back into the match before Australia have a chance of pulling away again.

England - Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(wk), Jos Buttler, Craig Overton, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

Australia - David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon

Match Details

Start Time: 11:00

Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Officials: Handunnettige Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Robert Bailey, Javagal Srinath

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