Day 1 of the third Ashes Test Match: For the 5 match series only 3 matches left. In first match the Australia beat England and made a 1-0 lead in ashes series. In the second match after dramatic figure the Australia ended with a drawn. If Australia will own one more match they will retain ashes series. But England looking for to win this match and will make the lead as equal 1-1. The absence of Steve Smith and the presence of Jofra Archer, for the third test match will that change the texture of the series.
The match was delayed due to the rain. England won the toss and opt to field first with unchanged team. Australia make one change Steve Smith out and Marnus Labuschagne in. The rain interrupted the match in first session, and Australia lost his 1st wicket early. Earlier lunch had taken with Australia 12/1.
After lunch England got earlier break through in the post session by removing Khawaja as lbw. Australia was in control after Warner and Marnus made a partnership of 111 for 3rd wicket in middle.
After that Australia lost 3 wickets in three overs and bowled out for 179.
In England bowling lineup the Jofra Archer had make their best figures in test match 6-45, his maiden five wicket haul gives to England advantage in day 2 in the match.
In Australia batting lineup only the opener Warner and middle order batsman Marnus made half century and captain Tim Paine made (11) double digit numbers. Five batsman’s out for single digits and 3 for duck.