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The Ashes: 3rd Test Day 3 Australia retain the Ashes to win by an innings and 14 runs

Australia win the the 3rd Test match by an innings and 14 runs! They retain the Ashes and take an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the series. 

England did start the day having a mountain to climb to get anything out of this test match - they were 51 runs behind ,with six wickets in hand and both Joe Root and Ben Stokes were at the crease.

However, Australia took just 79 minutes, on the morning of day 3, to blow England away in this Test match and the series. Starc drew first blood removing Stokes and the collapse began.

What an incredible debut this has been for Scott Boland - the local boy came in and took four wickets in three overs, in his second spell, to finish off with a six-wicket haul (6-7) and make a mockery of the English batting order, in the 2nd Innings. He finished with match figures of 7-55.

Match Summary

Australia 267/10 (87.5 ov)

England 185/10 (65.1 ov) & 68/10 (27.4 ov)

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Match Stats

England 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Haseeb Hameed - 1.5 ov), 2-13 (Zak Crawley - 7.2 ov), 3-61 (Dawid Malan - 26.3 ov), 4-82 (Joe Root - 32.6 ov), 5-115 (Ben Stokes - 46.2 ov), 6-128 (Jos Buttler - 51.2 ov), 7-141 (Mark Wood - 55.5 ov), 8-159 (Jonny Bairstow - 58.4 ov), 9-176 (Jack Leach - 63.3 ov), 10-185 (Ollie Robinson - 65.1 ov)

Australia 1st Innings Fall of wickets:  1-57 (David Warner - 14.1 ov), 2-76 (Nathan Lyon - 19.4 ov), 3-84 (Marnus Labuschagne - 24.3 ov), 4-110 (Steven Smith - 35.1 ov), 5-171 (Travis Head - 55.4 ov), 6-180 (Marcus Harris - 61.1 ov), 7-207 (Cameron Green - 72.5 ov), 8-219 (Alex Carey - 75.3 ov), 9-253 (Pat Cummins - 84.2 ov), 10-267 (Scott Boland - 87.5 ov)

England 2nd  Innings Fall of wickets:  1-7 (Zak Crawley - 4.4 ov), 2-7 (Dawid Malan - 4.5 ov), 3-22 (Haseeb Hameed - 10.3 ov), 4-22 (Jack Leach - 10.5 ov), 5-46 (Ben Stokes - 16.5 ov), 6-60 (Jonny Bairstow - 22.5 ov), 7-61 (Joe Root - 24.4 ov), 8-65 (Mark Wood - 26.1 ov), 9-65 (Ollie Robinson - 26.3 ov), 10-68 (James Anderson - 27.4 ov)

Playing XIs

 

Australia - David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(wk), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon

England - Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(wk), Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson

 

Match Details

Start Time: 23:30

Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Officials: Paul Reiffel, Paul Wilson, Rodney Tucker, Shawn Craig, David Boon

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