4th Ashes Test – Australia 170-3 after Stop Start 1st Day at Old Trafford
Australia won the toss and decided to bat against England at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester today in the 4th Ashes Test.
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
Stumps.— ICC (@ICC) September 4, 2019
It's been a rainy day in Manchester, and Australia finish it on 170/3.
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne led the way for the visitors with half-centuries, while Stuart Broad picked up two early wickets. #Ashes LIVE ?? https://t.co/zrb0K55IBc pic.twitter.com/uQU2D8M5vm
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
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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