Australia 126/3 on rain-hit day 1 of 4th Ashes test

Mark Wood provided the biggest breakthrough of the day, snuffing out Marnus Labuschagne

Mark Wood provided the biggest breakthrough of the day, snuffing out Marnus Labuschagne

England just about managed to edge ahead on the first day of  the Sydney Ashes Test in the wake of decreasing Australia to 126 for 3. On a downpour hit, start-stop day, when just 46.5 overs were potential, has experienced a late wobble.

Till the Tea break, just 21.4 overs were conceivable where Australia had reached 56 for 1. The throw was postponed due to a morning shower yet when the coin fell in Pat Cummins’ approval, the Australia chief had no dithering in batting first. The primary break came after 4.3 overs when Australia were 8 for no misfortune as a passing shower momentarily constrained the players off the field.

James Anderson and Stuart Broad had sunk into a pleasant musicality before the break yet Warner had the option to break the shackles once play continued. In the seventh over, Warner got two limits, a four off the bat and the following one as leg byes, against Anderson to get the score going. Joe Root chose to get Ben Stokes as the main change however promptly presented Mark Wood in the following over to offer his veteran bowlers a reprieve.

Post the mid-day break, Broad dealt with the primary advancement when he had Warner gotten at second slip for 30. Warner pursued a wide one and edged the ball to Crawley. He had played a comparable shot in the eighteenth over – against Anderson – and had edged the ball only wide of Crawley.

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In the last meeting, maybe England planned to proceed with their battle in the series as Marcus Harris (38) and Marnus Labuschagne (28) sewed together 50 years remain to take the side beyond 100. Be that as it may, it was Anderson who gave his side an initial when he had Harris edging to slip after a patient 109-ball thump.

The huge break then, at that point, came kindness Mark Wood. Labuschagne indeed got settled – as he did in Melbourne in the past Test – and wound up edging the conveyance bowled from wide of the wrinkle to the ‘attendant. Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja caused 9 off 40 preceding one more spell of downpour to guarantee no further play was conceivable on the day.

Brief scores: Australia 126/3 in 46.5 overs (Marcus Harris 38; James Anderson 1-24) vs England.

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