4th Ashes Test - THAT IS IT Australia retain the Ashes
You'd have to expect a big score from the likes of Rory Burns or Joe Root to catch up with Australia after an abysmal Day 2 for England.
Score Update: ENG 31-2 (13 Overs) - Rory Burns 19* Joe Root 2*
FALL OF WICKET
25-2 (Craig Overton, 11.3 Ov)
J Hazlewood bowls good length delivery to Craig Overton, gets an outside edge and is caught in the slips. He is Caught.
Score Update: ENG 23-1 (10 Overs) - Rory Burns 15* Craig Overton 3*
Sun is out, rain has gone, play will get underway at 1:30PM.
Not raining anymore, 12:30 is lunch, then inspection at 1:00PM, hopefully some play shortly after.
The first test match between two countries took place in 1877.
The first ‘Ashes’ dates back to 1882. Following England’s loss to Australia “The Sporting Times”, a British sporting newspaper, published a satirical obituary to English cricket. It read that the body would be cremated and returned with Australia.
There wasn’t an official trophy until 1998-99, when an urn-shaped award crafted from Waterford Crystal was introduced.
Covers are currently on at Old Trafford, weather is expected to be improve as the day goes on.
Steve Smith spoke to the media after scoring a double century
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End of Play - Day 2 - 4th Ashes Test at Old Trafford
ENG 23-1 (10 Ov) Craig Overton 3* Rory Burns 15*
England trail Australia by 474 runs with 9 wickets remaining.... the day belongs to Steve Smith (211) and Australia...
Score Update - ENG 23-1 (9 Ov) Craig Overton 3* Rory Burns 15*
Last over of the day to come now....
Score Update - ENG 22-1 (8 Ov) Craig Overton 2* Rory Burns 15*
10 off that Nathan Lyon over....
Score Update - ENG 12-1 (7 Ov) Craig Overton 2* Rory Burns 5*
Wicket - Joe Denly OUT... caught at short leg by Matthew Wade off Pat Cummins for 4
Fall of Wicket: 1-10 (Joe Denly, 6.5 Ov)
Score Update - ENG 10-0 (6 Ov) Joe Denly 4* Rory Burns 5*
Score Update - ENG 9-0 (5 Ov) Joe Denly 4* Rory Burns 5*
7 off Cummins' first over....
Change of bowling.. Pat Cummins replaces Starc....
Score Update - ENG 2-0 (4 Ov) Joe Denly 1* Rory Burns 1*
Score Update - ENG 1-0 (3 Ov) Joe Denly 1* Rory Burns 0*
England struggling to keep the Aussie bowlers from making an early breakthrough.... 7.12PM scheduled time for the England openers to survive this evening...
Mitchell Starc having problems with the radar.....
However, he hits Denly a nasty blow on the arm.....
Score Update - ENG 1-0 (2 Ov) Joe Denly 1* Rory Burns 0*
England trail Australia by 496 runs with 10 wickets remaining
Score Update - ENG 0-0 (1 Ov) Joe Denly 0* Rory Burns 0*
Mitchell Starc will take the new ball for Australia....
Joe Denly will open with Rory Burns for England....
Score Update - AUS 497-8 dec (126 Overs) Lyon 26*, Starc 54*
Australia have declared.... a tough day for England in the field... 30 minutes left for England to bat out this evening...
Fall Of Wickets: 1-1 (DA Warner, 0.4 Ov) , 2-28 (Marcus Harris, 6.6 Ov) , 3-144 (Marnus Labuschagne, 39.2 Ov) , 4-183 (Travis Head, 48.4 Ov) , 5-223 (MS Wade, 60.5 Ov) , 6-369 (Tim Paine, 101.1 Ov) , 7-387 (Pat Cummins, 104.6 Ov) , 8-438 (Steven Smith, 117.5 Ov)
50 partnership UP between Lyon and Starc.....
Score Update - AUS 485-8 Lyon 19*, Starc 53*
When will Australia declare?.....
Mr Predictor says anytime now... Australia will probably want to bowl at England for at least 30 minutes tonight...