4th Ashes Test - THAT IS IT Australia retain the Ashes
Score Update: 205-5 Ben Stokes 11* JM Bairstow 3*
England trail by 292 runs
Play underway.... 6 overs until the new ball can be taken....
Overnight Score: ENG 200-5 - Ben Stokes 7* JM Bairstow 2*
England will be looking to these two senior players to bat long and dig them out of trouble today.....
Mr Predictor - says Next Man Out - Bairstow
Other cricket on today -
Bangladesh v Afghanistan (Only Test) - against the odds, Afghanistan seemingly playing themselves into a winning position here.... Mr Predictor says good odds on Bangladesh to win from this position.... can't see Bangladesh batting as badly again... Bangladesh to win....
Vitality Blast T20 2019 Quarter-final - Gloucestershire v Derbyshire - Michael Klinger will be the key player for Gloucestershire today... Mr Predictor says Derbyshire on a roll and will win this one....
Mostly cloudy with some sunshine
Temperature 14-17 C
Wind 5 MPH
Join us live for day 4 of the 4th Ashes Test - England in a spot of bother at 200-5 trailing Australia by 297 runs with 5 wickets remaining...
Match starting at 11.00..
Close of Play - Day 3
England 200 –5 (74.0overs) – (Rory Burns 81, Joe Root 71; Josh Hazlewood 4-48)
Australia 497 - 8 dec
England trail Australia by 297 runs with 5 wickets remaining
Score Update: ENG 200-5 - Ben Stokes 7* JM Bairstow 2*
FALL OF WICKET
J Hazlewood bowls good length delivery to Jason Roy, and that’s the end of his stay in the middle, clean bowled! Bowled him!
Score Update: ENG 184-4 (69 Overs) - Jason Roy 14* Ben Stokes 0*
FALL OF WICKET
J Hazlewood bowls good length delivery to Joe Root, he is struck on the pad and the Umpire has given that out LBW. Out LBW.
FALL OF WICKET
166-3 (Rory Burns, 64.2 ov)
J Hazlewood bowls good length delivery to Rory Burns, gets an outside edge and is caught in the slips. He is Caught.
Score Update: ENG 165-2 (63 Overs) - Rory Burns 80* Joe Root 69*
WEATHER THE STORM
A fantastic and long fast bowling stint from Pat Cummins, but to no avail, no wicket as England see it off.
Score Update: ENG 159-2 (58 Overs) - Rory Burns 77* Joe Root 66*
Score Update: ENG 151-2 (55 Overs) - Rory Burns 73* Joe Root 62*
Joe Root was in some trouble with an injury a moment ago, and he's looked awkward the last few balls, not a good sign for England.
There has been more inflatables on the pitch than wickets taken so far today. We've had a Unicorn, Dinosaur, Sheep and now a beach ball.
Score Update: ENG 143-2 (53 Overs) - Rory Burns 69* Joe Root 58*
After looking shaky early on in a duel against Nathan Lyon Joe Root has steadied ship to join Rory Burns with a half century in an important partnership for England.
Score Update: ENG 133-2 - Rory Burns 68* Joe Root 49*
England trail by 364 runs
Score Update: ENG 130-2 (48 Overs) - Rory Burns 67* Joe Root 47*
England trail by 367 runs
Play resumes after Tea and the England batsmen Burns and Root are looking comfortable....
Score Update: ENG 125-2 (47 Overs) - Rory Burns 62* Joe Root 47*
Score Update: ENG 116-2 (41 Overs) - Rory Burns 59* Joe Root 41*
The fans are getting behind the batsmen now, Joe Root approaches his half century as the fans cheer and applaud around the stadium.
91-run partnership for Rory Burns and Joe Root so far.
Score Update: ENG 92-2 (34 Overs) - Rory Burns 54* Joe Root 22*
It's been a while coming, 100 balls to get there, Rory Burns has scored a much needed half century for England.
If you look pass the two early wickets, this is exactly the start England needed. Rory Burns and Joe Root make a strong stand, comfortably passing a 50 run partnership.
Can they give England some hope?
Score Update: ENG 70-2 (30 Overs) - Rory Burns 35* Joe Root 19*
England 427 behind at the drinks break.