ENG vs AUS Test Live: Australia Suffered A Third Blow, Mark Wood Sent Steve Smith To The Pavilion

England and Australia are playing the fourth match in the series. However, in the first two matches, Australia dominated the series, winning both matches. Moreover, winning this match is important for both teams. Furthermore, this match will determine who will take the lead in this series. Lets discuss ENG vs AUS Test Live in this article.

In ENG vs AUS Test, Australia came to bat first. David Warner and Usman Khawaja opened the inning for the team. However, David Warner scored 32 runs in 38 balls. Jonny Bairstow caught him on the ball from Chris Woakes. Usman Khawaja was bowled by Stuart Broad. He scored three runs in 19 balls.

Moreover, Marnus Labuchagne came to bat at number three. He scored 51 runs in 115 innings.

However, England’s decision to bowl first is very fruitful for the team. The bowlers are in good form, and the opening spells of Broad and Mark Wood troubled the Australian batting lineup very much. Usman Khawaja opened the inning for the team, but he failed to get off to a good start. Broad sent him to the dugout within the first five overs. Moreover, the early wicket added energy to the player, and momentum was maintained by taking another big wicket from David Warner nine overs later.

Even though Australia lost some wickets immediately, Steve Smith and Travis Head tried hard to steady the ship. Moreover, these two tried to be on the pitch and formed a crucial partnership. Just as it seemed like they might dominate the session, Wood struck again after lunch, sending Steve Smith back to the pavilion for 41 runs.

Smit’s Dismissal

Smit’s dismissal was not a good sign for Australia; he was expected to be on the ground for the whole day.

Moreover, the momentum of the game once shifted towards Australia when Marnus Labuschagne showcased his skills and scored a half-century. Furthermore, his inning helped the team gain stability and also pushed the match until the tea break. After the tea break, things didn’t work out in favor of Labuschagne. Moeen Ali, with his spinning skills, manages to take the wicket of Labuschagne. However, his wicket gave England the upper hand on the first day.

Till the tea break, Australia was at 187 with the loss of four wickets. Head was on 47 runs, and Mitchell Marsh was on 1 run. Moreover, both teams knew that the final session would be crucial in determining the outcome of the Test.

Unfortunately for Australia, shortly after the tea break, Stuart Broad struck again, this time claiming the wicket of Travis Head, who fell victim to Broad’s impeccable bowling skills, becoming his historic 600th Test scalp.

As the match progressed, both teams knew that the battle would intensify with each passing delivery. With Broad’s historic feat, England had gained an advantage, but they were fully aware of Australia’s resilience and the ability of their lower order to score vital runs.

As the day drew to a close, cricket fans around the world eagerly awaited the next day’s play. The stage was set for a captivating battle, and the Test match had all the ingredients to go down as one of the classics in the history of the sport.

Australia Test Squad 

Pat Cummins (Captain), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis,Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc, David Warner

England Test Squad 

Ben Stokes (Captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Josh Tongue, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

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