The Ashes, 2019

England vs Australia - 5th Test

Venue: The Oval, London

Date: 12 September-16 September, 2019

Australia 167/5

RR: 3.55 | Day 4: Tea Break

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Can Australia keep on fighting and drag this Test at least till Day 5 or will England get rid of the lower order and wrap up the game and level the series in the final session of Day 4 itself? Join us after the break to find out.

Another session which belonged to England. They started the session well by getting rid of the ultra dangerous Steven Smith. Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade put up a strong fight after that with a 63-run stand but the former fell prey to Joe Root against the run of play. Matthew Wade though is looking strong out in the middle and has batted really well to get to his 50. He is joined by his skipper and now the captain will need to lead from the front if Australia are to pull off the miracle.

46.6
0
J Leach to Paine, Leach floats this one on off, Paine defends it off the front foot. THAT IS TEA ON DAY 4!
46.5
1
J Leach to Wade, JUST SHORT! Floated delivery on middle and off, Wade comes down the track and tries to heave it over the fence at mid-wicket. He does not get the timing right on that. It falls short of Sam Curran who is at deep mid-wicket as he runs in. He might be thinking that had he run in hard, he might have had a better chance of catching that one. A big chance missed just before the Tea break.
46.4
0
J Leach to Wade, On the pads, Wade works it towards the leg side.
46.3
1
J Leach to Paine, Leach floats this one on off, Paine looks to defend it but it goes off the inside half towards square leg for a single.
46.2
1
J Leach to Wade, Again Wade comes down the track and pushes this one towards mid on to take a run.
46.1
4
J Leach to Wade, FOUR! Floated on off, Wade comes down the track and drives this one through the cover region for a boundary. Good shot by Wade as he negates the spin on this one.

Jack Leach is back on!

45.6
4
Joe Root to Paine, FOUR! Flighted delivery around off, Paine drives this nicely towards the cover region for a boundary. Nicely played that.
45.5
3
Joe Root to Wade, Flighted delivery outside off, Wade dances down the track and lofts this over the mid off fielder but by just. Stuart Broad runs after it from mid off and makes an excellent diving stop. The replays roll in and it shows that Broad has done a terrific job there. Saved a run.
45.4
0
Joe Root to Wade, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
45.3
0
Joe Root to Wade, Full delivery outside off, Wade comes down the track and pushes this to short third man.
45.2
0
Joe Root to Wade, Full delivery on middle, Wade blocks it out.
45.1
0
Joe Root to Wade, Flatter delivery on middle, Wade defends it off the back foot.
44.6
0
J Archer to Paine, Length ball on middle and off, defended off the back foot by the batsman.
44.5
0
J Archer to Tim Paine, Full and on off, driven towards mid off by Paine.
44.4
4
J Archer to Paine, FOUR! Full and wide outside off, Paine leans into it and drives this one through the cover region for a boundary.
44.3
0
J Archer to Paine, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
44.2
0
J Archer to Paine, Bouncer by Archer to Paine, he ducks under it.
44.1
0
J Archer to Paine, NOT OUT! Going down leg! This is a good length delivery, jagging back in to the new man Paine. He tries to flick it but misses to get hit high on the pads. The English team put in a loud appeal but the umpire has turned it down. Archer has a word with his skipper and Root does go for the review this time. Replays roll in, clearly no bat involved. So the catch taken by the man at short leg has been ruled out. Now, for the LBW, Ball Tracker comes in and shows the ball to be missing the leg pole by quite a big margin. England lose a review and skipper Paine is still at the crease.

England have taken a review. If it is for LBW then it looks high. Let us see what the replays have to say.

43.6
0
Joe Root to Wade, Tossed up on off, Wade looks to fend at it but is beaten by the turn.
43.5
0
Joe Root to Wade, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
43.4
1
Joe Root to Paine, Paine pushes this one straight down the ground and takes a single to get off the mark off his first ball.
43.3
0
Joe Root to Marsh, OUT! CAUGHT! Brilliant bowling change by the skipper as he brought himself on and it has paid rich dividends. Marsh has thrown his wicket again after a good start. This is tossed up around the pads of Marsh, he tries to work it towards the leg side but does so uppishly. Jos Buttler takes a sharp catch at short leg to his right and half the Aussie side is back in the hut. The budding 63-run stand between Wade and Marsh is broken and Australia staring down the barrel now.
43.2
0
Joe Root to Marsh, On the pads of Wade, he flicked it towards the man at mid-wicket.
43.1
1
Joe Root to Wade, Floated on off, pushed towards the man at cover for a single.
42.6
4
J Archer to Marsh, FOUR! Bad ball! Length ball wide outside off, Marsh cuts it through the point region for a boundary. It races to the fence.
42.5
0
J Archer to Marsh, Another bouncer, Marsh drops his gloves and lets it through to Bairstow.
42.4
0
J Archer to Marsh, Bouncer by Archer, Marsh sways away from it.
42.3
0
J Archer to Marsh, Another one down the leg side, Marsh tries to flick but misses. Bairstow dives to his left and gathers it.
42.2
0
J Archer to Marsh, Length ball outside off by Archer, left alone.
42.1
0
J Archer to Marsh, Down the leg side, Marsh looks to flick it but misses.
41.6
1
Joe Root to Marsh, On the pads of Marsh, he sweeps it towards square leg and takes a single.
41.5
0
Joe Root to Marsh, Another one on the pads, Marsh again tucks it towards mid-wicket.
41.4
0
Joe Root to Marsh, On the pads of Marsh, pushed towards mid-wicket.
41.3
0
Joe Root to Marsh, Tossed up on off, blocked out by Marsh onto the off side.
41.2
0
Joe Root to Marsh, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
41.1
1
Joe Root to Wade, FIFTY FOR MATTHEW WADE! He has fought a lone battle here and though the chances of Australia winning this Test match are grim, he is not going to bow down without trying. Flatter delivery on middle Wade sweeps it fine down the leg side and gets a single to get to his 5th Test fifty.

Joe Root brings himself into the attack. He will be looking to bowl into the rough.

40.6
0
J Archer to Marsh, Bouncer by Archer! Marsh ducks under it and Bairstow collects it.
40.5
0
J Archer to Marsh, Length ball on middle and off, defended off the back foot by the batsman.
40.4
4
J Archer to Marsh, FOUR! Short of a length just outside off, Marsh pulls this one through mid-wicket for a boundary. Great timing on this!
40.3
0
J Archer to Marsh, Length ball on middle and off again, Marsh defends it off the back foot.
40.2
1
J Archer to Wade, This is outside off, Wade pulls this towards square leg and takes a single.
40.1
0
J Archer to Wade, Length ball on middle and off, blocked out onto the pitch.
39.6
0
J Leach to Marsh, Full and floated on off, Marsh blocks it out.
39.5
0
J Leach to Marsh, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
39.4
0
J Leach to Marsh, Marsh looks to defend this time but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
39.3
0
J Leach to Marsh, Leach is taking LBW out of the equation as he is pitching his balls outside the leg pole. Marsh again pads it away.
39.2
0
J Leach to Marsh, Another one down the leg side, Marsh offers no shot as he pads it away.
39.1
0
J Leach to Marsh, Down the leg side, Marsh pads it out.
38.6
0
J Archer to Wade, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
38.5
0
J Archer to Wade, An appeal! At first it looked like it was for a caught behind but the replays confirm it was for the LBW! Short of a length ball on middle and off, Wade ducks under it. The ball hits him on his body and lobs behind to the right of the keeper. Bairstow moves to that side but fumbles it. There is a stifled appeal for LBW but the umpire turns it down. Even Wade is surprised looking at the English players asking for an LBW.
38.4
4
J Archer to Wade, FOUR! Short of a length ball on the leg pole line, Wade hooks it fine towards the leg side and beats the fielder in the deep as the ball races towards the fence. 50-stand up between the two with this boundary.
38.3
0
J Archer to Wade, Full on middle and leg, Wade pushes this back to the bowler.
38.2
0
J Archer to Wade, Another one on the pads, he flicks it towards square leg.
38.1
0
J Archer to Wade, Full and on the pads, Wade flicks it towards mid-wicket.

Jofra Archer is back on. 4-0-15-0, his figures so far.

37.6
0
J Leach to Marsh, Maybe spinning too much. Tossed up on off, Marsh looks to pad it away but the ball flicks his pad and goes behind. There is a stifled appeal but nothing from the umpire.
37.5
0
J Leach to Marsh, Pitched outside leg, Marsh pads it away.
37.4
1
J Leach to Wade, Gives it air on off, Wades comes down the track and strokes it to the right of Leach. He gets down but cannot stop the ball. It goes behind him and they take a run.
37.3
1
J Leach to Marsh, Tossed up on off, Mitchell flicks it towards square leg for a single.
37.2
0
J Leach to Marsh, Flighted on off, Mitchell defends it off the front foot.
37.1
0
J Leach to Marsh, Floated on the stumps, Mitchell pushes it back to the bowler.
36.6
4
C Woakes to Wade, FOUR! This is full and on the pads, Wade has flicked this one towards mid-wicket for a boundary as it races towards the fence.
36.5
0
C Woakes to Wade, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
36.4
0
C Woakes to Wade, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
36.3
2
C Woakes to Wade, This is full and wide outside off, Wade pushes this towards mid off and goes off for a single. The man there has a shy at the non-striker's end and he hits but Wade is well in. The ball deflects off the stumps and goes towards mid on and the batters take another quick single. Total two runs taken. The umpire goes to the third umpire for a quick re-check and finds that Wade is well in.
36.2
0
C Woakes to Wade, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
36.1
1
C Woakes to M Marsh, DROPPED! A difficult one for any fielder that. Ahead of a good length on off, Marsh goes for an extravagant drive but gets an outside edge on it which flies towards the man at gully. Burns leaps up, trying to grab it with one hand but it pops out and goes behind him towards third man for a single.
35.6
0
J Leach to Wade, Once again comes down the track and this time pushes it towards mid off.
35.5
0
J Leach to Wade, Floated around off, Wade comes down the track and pads it away.
35.4
0
J Leach to Wade, FIVE PENALTY RUNS! Tossed up outside off, Wade looks to defend but misses. The ball goes through the legs of Bairstow and hits the helmet which is kept behind him. Resulting in the umpire signalling 5 runs!
35.3
1
J Leach to Marsh, Marsh rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball towards point. The batsmen have run through for a single.
35.2
1
J Leach to Wade, Just short of the man at mid-wicket! This is another good length ball, Wade again comes down the track and tries to loft it over mid-wicket. He mistimes it and it falls just short of the man at mid-wicket who tries to dive forward and take it but can't get to it. The batters take a quick single in the meantime as he fails to gobble it up on the first attempt.
35.1
0
J Leach to Wade, Tossed up on a good length, Wade comes down the track and defends it.
34.6
0
C Woakes to Marsh, Full on middle and leg, pushed towards mid on.
34.5
0
Woakes to Marsh, Length ball on middle and off, Marsh looks to block it out but misses to get hit on the thigh pad. There is a muted appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Seems to be going above the wickets.
34.4
4
C Woakes to Marsh, FOUR! Great shot by Marsh! Full and wide outside off, Marsh leans into the shot and drives this through the cover region for a boundary.
34.3
1
C Woakes to M Wade, Length ball on middle and leg, Wade looks to play it towards the leg side but it goes off the outer half towards point for a single.
34.2
0
C Woakes to Wade, This time a touch fuller, Wade defends it onto the ground.
34.1
0
C Woakes to Wade, Good length ball on middle and off, Wade pushes this one towards the off side.

DRINKS! What an hour for England! Yes one can say they have got just one wicket but if that one wicket is of the man that has single-handedly taken the Ashes back home then it has to be said that it has been a solid hour for England. They should have had two but Woakes was guilty of overstepping had he stayed in line Marsh would have been back too.

33.6
0
J Leach to Marsh, Marsh defends this one well by staying in his crease.
33.5
0
J Leach to Marsh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
33.4
0
J Leach to Marsh, Marsh defends this floated one outside off onto the ground.
33.3
0
J Leach to Marsh, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
33.2
0
J Leach to Marsh, NOT OUT! This one has bounced just before the boot of Burns and Marsh again survives. Leach floats this one on a good length outside off, Marsh prods forward to defend this onto the ground. He does not get the best connection on it and the ball shoots up off the boot of Rory Burns. Or that is what the English team thought.
33.1
0
J Leach to Marsh, Marsh has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
32.6
0
C Woakes to Wade, BEATEN! This is a length ball just outside off, Wade looks to defend but is squared up.
32.5
0
C Woakes to Wade, EDGED BUT SHORT! Good length ball on off, Wade looks to push at it but gets a thick outside edge. The ball flies off the bat but falls just short of second slip as he gobbles it up on the bounce.
32.4
0
C Woakes to Wade, Full on middle and off, Wade pushes this towards extra cover.
32.3
1
C Woakes to Marsh, Full and on off, Marsh pushes this towards cover for a single.
32.2
0
C Woakes to Marsh, Good length ball on off, defended well by Marsh.
32.1
0
C Woakes to Marsh, Down the leg side to start off by Woakes, Marsh looks to flick this one but misses. He is hit on the pads and a muted appeal follows. The umpire is not interested and the batters take two leg byes as the ball rolls towards fine leg.
31.6
1
J Leach to Marsh, Last ball of the over, Marsh pushes this towards cover and takes a single to retain strike.
31.5
0
J Leach to Marsh, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
31.4
0
J Leach to Marsh, Tosses this one on middle and Marsh pushes this back towards the bowler.
31.3
0
J Leach to Marsh, Tossed up on off, defended well by Mitchell Marsh.
31.2
0
J Leach to Marsh, Marsh gets onto the front foot and blocks this one out.
31.1
1
J Leach to Wade, Down the leg side to Wade, he flicks it towards fine leg and takes a single.
30.6
0
C Woakes to Marsh, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
30.5
0
C Woakes to Marsh, Marsh does well to block this fuller one out as he defends it onto the ground.
30.4
0
C Woakes to Marsh, Marsh pushes this one towards mid off.
30.3
0
C Woakes to Marsh, Length ball on middle and off, Marsh blocks it out.
30.2
0
C Woakes to Marsh, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
30.2
0
C Woakes to Marsh, NO BALL! Drama in the Ashes! In the previous innings of Australia, Sam Curran overstepped and this time Chris Woakes does as he gives a life to Mitchell Marsh. Good length ball outside off, Marsh goes for the push but outside edges it towards Burns at third slip. He dives low to his right and takes a great catch. The English players jump up in joy and Marsh starts walking off but umpire Dharmasena tells him to wait as he wants to check for overstepping. The umpire goes upstairs and the replays show that Woakes has overstepped to give Marsh a lifeline.
30.1
0
C Woakes to Marsh, On the pads of Marsh, he flicks it towards mid on.

Chris Woakes is back on. 3-1-5-0, his figures so far.

29.6
0
J Leach to Wade, Wade comes down the track and pushes this one straight back towards Leach.
29.5
4
J Leach to M Wade, FOUR! Brilliant batting by Wade! Playing with the mind of Leach! Due to the two previous boundaries, Leach bowls this one short. Wade this time stands back and cuts this through backward point for the third boundary of the over.
29.4
4
J Leach to Wade, FOUR! Another boundary! Again Wade dances down the track but this time he lofts it over mid on, couple of bounces and into the long on fence.
29.3
4
J Leach to Wade, FOUR! Down the track and to the fence! It is floated on off, Wade dances down and drives this through mid off for a boundary.
29.2
1
J Leach to Marsh, Flatter this time, Marsh cuts this towards point and takes a single.
29.1
0
J Leach to Marsh, Tossed up outside off, played towards cover by Marsh.
28.6
1
S Broad to Marsh, Short ball slightly away from the body, Marsh pulls it to deep mid-wicket and keeps the strike.
28.5
0
S Broad to Marsh, No swing on this one. It is on the fourth stump line and leaves it alone.
28.4
0
S Broad to Marsh, On off, Marsh strokes it to point.
28.3
0
S Broad to Marsh, Length ball outside off, Mitchell throws his bat at it but misses.
28.2
4
S Broad to Marsh, FOUR! Marsh is off the mark with a boundary just like Wade! Good length ball outside off, Mitchell gets on his back foot and cuts it through point for a boundary.
28.1
1
S Broad to Wade, Fuller on off, Wade strokes it towards cover for one.
27.6
0
J Leach to Marsh, Flights one on the stumps, Mitchell keeps it out.
27.5
0
J Leach to Marsh, Tossed up on off, Marsh nudges it towards cover.
27.4
0
J Leach to Marsh, Floated on off, Marsh keeps it out.
27.3
0
J Leach to Wade, Turn and bounce on this one. Tossed up outside off, Wade leaves it alone. Bairstow fails to gather it and the ball goes behind. Wade is ball watching and when he looks at his partner he sees that he is well ahead for a bye and gets it.
27.2
0
J Leach to Wade, Comes down the track and blocks it away. He's used his feet well against Leach.
27.1
0
J Leach to Wade, Floated on off, Wade tucks it towards square leg.

Jack Leach is back on. 5-1-13-1, his figures so far. Short leg, leg slip and a slip in place.

26.6
0
S Broad to Marsh, Good shot by Marsh this one but straight to the man. Full and wide outside off, Marsh leans into the shot and drives it towards cover but straight to the man.
26.5
0
S Broad to M Marsh, This is fuller by Broad, attacking the stumps, Marsh drives it straight down the ground towards mid off.
26.4
0
S Broad to Marsh, Length ball outside off, left alone by Marsh.

The next man in for Australia is Mitchell Marsh. The visitors need a blinder of an innings from him to have any chance of winning this Test match.

26.3
0
S Broad to Smith, OUT! Caught! Surprise, surprise! Smith departs before getting to his 50! The golden goose is out of here! The ploy to keep a leg slip has worked and finally at the end of the series England have found a way to get rid of Smith. Broad hits the deck hard and bowls it on top of middle and leg. Smith shuffles like his usual self and looks to flick it fine. It comes off the upper half of his bat and goes to the left of leg slip. Ben Stokes there is standing fine. He dives across to his left and takes a very good low catch. The English players are up in joy and what a beautiful sight this is if you are an English fan. Steven Smith walking back before raising his bat. A rare sight.
26.2
0
S Broad to Smith, Full on middle and off, Smith looks to push this towards the off side but it goes off the inner half towards mid on.
26.1
0
S Broad to Smith, Bouncer this time just outside off, Smith does well to evade this one.
25.6
0
C Woakes to Wade, Short and wide this time, Wade goes onto the back foot and cuts it off the back foot. However, the fielder at point dives to his right and makes a brilliant stop. Saves a certain boundary.
25.5
0
C Woakes to Wade, This time behind a length, Wade looks to cut it but it goes off the inside half onto the pitch.
25.4
0
C Woakes to Wade, This time just outside off, Wade pushes this off the back foot towards cover.
25.3
0
C Woakes to Wade, Length ball on middle and off, Wade pushes it back to the bowler off the back foot.
25.2
4
C Woakes to Wade, FOUR! Graceful by Wade! Another fuller one, this is much more outside off, Wade just leans into the drive and caresses this through cover and to the fence.
25.1
0
C Woakes to M Wade, Full and just outside off, Wade pushes this towards mid off.
24.6
0
S Broad to Smith, Bouncer on the leg pole line, Smith ducks under it and Bairstow collects it.
24.5
4
S Broad to Smith, FOUR! Outrageous shot by Smith! Full and outside off, Smith shuffles across and clips this through mid-wicket for a boundary as the ball races to the fence.
24.4
0
S Broad to Smith, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
24.3
0
S Broad to Smith, Length ball outside off, it jags back in. Smith shuffles across and tries to block it but misses. It hits him high on the pad but looks to be outside off. The English players appeal but nothing from the umpire. They opt against the review. It proves to be a good decision as Ball Tracker shows this to be missing the off pole.
24.2
0
S Broad to Smith, Left alone by Smith again as he does not look to fiddle with this one.
24.1
0
S Broad to Smith, Length ball outside off, left alone by Steven.
23.6
0
C Woakes to Wade, Wade leaves this ball outside his off stump.
23.5
0
C Woakes to Wade, Short of a length this time, Wade looks to pull but mistimes it and it goes all along the ground towards mid-wicket.
23.4
0
C Woakes to Wade, Pitched on middle and off, it goes with the angle straight to Bairstow as Wade shoulders arms.
23.3
0
C Woakes to Wade, Length ball on the pads, Wade pushes this towards the man at mid-wicket.
23.2
1
C Woakes to Smith, Fuller this time, Smith pushes this towards mid-wicket and takes a single to give Wade the strike.
23.1
0
C Woakes to S Smith, Good length ball on middle and leg, Smith pushes this one towards mid on.
22.6
0
S Broad to Smith, On the pads, Smith looks to flick this one to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards fine leg as the batters take a leg bye.
22.5
0
S Broad to Smith, Another one outside off, Smith leaves this one alone in a more conventional way.
22.4
0
S Broad to Smith, Outside off, left alone by Smith.
22.3
3
S Broad to Wade, On the pads of Wade, he flicks it towards square leg and takes three as the fielders do the mopping up job.
22.2
4
S Broad to Wade, FOUR! Good shot this by Wade, he stands tall, opens the face of his bat and pushes this past the diving gully fielder, Joe Denly, towards the third man fence.
22.1
0
S Broad to Wade, First ball by Broad, left alone by Wade.

Stuart Broad to bowl from the other end. He has been great to the left-handed batters in this series and will be looking to trouble Matthew Wade as much as possible.

21.6
0
C Woakes to Smith, Fuller and around off, Smith pushes this towards cover off the front foot.
21.5
0
C Woakes to Smith, Outside off, left alone by Smith.
21.4
0
C Woakes to Smith, Length ball around off, Smith shuffles and leaves this one.
21.3
0
C Woakes to Smith, Fuller ball around middle and off, Smith pushes it back towards Woakes.
21.2
0
C Woakes to Smith, Similar ball, Smith pushes this one off the back foot towards cover.
21.1
0
C Woakes to Smith, Length ball around off to start off by Woakes. Smith blocks it out towards the off side solidly.

Welcome back to the coverage of the second session of Day 4 of the final Ashes Test match. The English players are back out in the middle and they are pumping after a great first session. As for the Aussies, the equation is quite simple, keep wickets in hand and keep the scoreboard ticking. Steven Smith and Matthew Wade are out in the middle with the former taking strike. Chris Woakes will start the proceedings for the hosts.

... Day 4, Session 2 ...

Australia are on the back foot in this Test and only a miracle innings from their saviour of the series, Steven Smith can save this match for them. He though will need someone to be equally good if that is to happen. Wade has joined him out in the middle. Can the Tasmanian be the one to play the heroic knock from the other end? Join us after the break to find out.

After adding 16 runs to their overnight score, England gave the visitors a stiff target of 399. Just like the highlight of the series, Broad got rid of the openers quickly. Labuschagne and Smith then once again tried to steady the ship but the genius with the spectacle, Jack Leach, got rid of the dangerous Labuschagne.

Excellent session for England. They have dominated the first session and are on top of this game.

20.6
0
J Leach to Wade, Wade again dances down the track but misses again to get hit low on the pads. He survives the first session and THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 4!
20.5
0
J Leach to Wade, Wade again dances down the track, desperately trying to negate the spin but it beats his bat and he is hit low on the pads. An appeal by Bairstow but the umpire is unmoved.
20.4
0
J Leach to Wade, Wade dances down the track and does well to block the ball.
20.3
0
J Leach to Wade, Beaten by the bounce now! Short and wide outside off, Wade looks to cut but it goes above his bat and into the gloves of Bairstow. Misses the edge by a whisker.
20.2
0
J Leach to Wade, Wade has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
20.1
0
J Leach to Wade, Wade comes down the track and Leach spots it early as he darts in a quicker one. Wade pushes it down the track uppishly but on the bounce to Leach.

England hustling around as they want one more over before Lunch. And they will get it as Jack Leach has the ball in hand.

19.6
3
Sam Curran to Wade, Full and outside off, Wade drives this through cover for three as the ball does not have the legs to cross the fence.
19.5
1
Sam Curran to Smith, Bread and butter for Smith as this one is on the hips and Smith tucks it towards square leg for a single.
19.4
0
Sam Curran to Smith, Length ball on the hips, Smith pushes this one towards mid on.
19.3
0
Sam Curran to Smith, Full and on off, Smith pushes this one towards mid off.
19.2
0
Sam Curran to Smith, Length ball on middle and leg, played onto the pitch by Smith.
19.1
0
Sam Curran to Smith, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
18.6
2
J Leach to Wade, Wade dances down the track and pushes this through cover-point for a couple.
18.5
1
J Leach to Smith, This time just wide of short leg! On middle and leg, Smith tries to block it but it goes off the inner half onto the pads and to the right of the short leg fielder. The batters take one in the meantime.

Auskar - 'Labu gone? Smith Part II out? Gone. This Test match is over. Will we witness a third session?' KingVic@Auskar - 'Mate. They have a plane to catch at 9 pm. This day will not have a post-Tea session.' @KingVic - Amazing to see your in-depth information....

18.4
0
J Leach to Smith, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
18.3
0
J Leach to Smith, UPPISH BUT JUST SHORT! Leach almost did the trick here. Tossed up outside off again, Smith comes down the track trying to push it above mid off. He does not time it properly and the ball falls just short of the man there.
18.2
0
J Leach to S Smith, Smith has to prod forward a bit, unbalancing himself. He gets the outside half of his bat on this tossed up ball as it rolls towards backward point.
18.1
0
J Leach to S Smith, Full and floated outside off, Smith pushes this towards cover.
17.6
0
Sam Curran to Wade, Bouncer by Curran and Wade ducks under it. A very good over by Curran comes to an end.
17.5
0
Sam Curran to Wade, BEATEN AGAIN! Similar ball, on a length, outside off, nipping away and beats the outside edge. Curran on top of Wade here.
17.4
0
Sam Curran to Wade, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
17.3
0
Sam Curran to Wade, BEATEN! Some sledging by Sam Curran as well and the contest is alive and beating! This is on a length just outside off, Curran gets it to shape a tad bit away. Wade looks to push at it but is squared up. Curran while walking back for the run up has a word or two with Wade.
17.2
0
Sam Curran to Wade, Another length ball just outside off, Wade pushes this one towards mid-wicket.
17.1
0
Sam Curran to Wade, Length ball on middle and off, Wade blocks this one out.
16.6
1
J Leach to Wade, Floated on off, Wade turns it behind square on the leg side with the spin to keep the strike.
16.5
4
J Leach to Wade, FOUR! Wade is off the mark! He has come with an aggressive approach here. Tossed up outside off, Wade gets down on one knee and sweeps it with power all along the ground through square leg for a boundary.
16.4
0
J Leach to Wade, Gives it air on off and middle, Wade shuffles and tucks it wide of short leg.

The new man in is Matthew Wade.

16.3
0
J Leach to Labuschagne, OUT! STUMPED! Leach has made the full use of the pitch and one of the two main batters has been sent packing to the pavilion. Bairstow was ultra-sharp in removing the bails and he has helped Leach provide the all important breakthrough. Leach tosses this one outside off, on a length. It pitches and spins away sharply beating the outside edge of Labuschagne's bat. He prods forward and is caught out of his crease by Bairstow as he quickly whips the bails off. The English players know they have got their man but umpire Dharmasena goes to the third umpire for help. Replay rolls in and finds Labuschagne to be out of his crease. Marnus has to continue his walk back. One in-form batsman gone, one remaining.

The square leg umpire has gone upstairs for stumping. Marnus Labuschagne is the man in danger. Bairstow thinks he has his man. He was quick as lighting to get rid of the bails. Let us see what the replays have to say.

16.2
0
J Leach to Labuschagne, Short of a length just outside off, Labuschagne cuts it straight to the man at backward point.
16.1
1
J Leach to Smith, Smith comes down the track and pushes this one towards long on for a single.
15.6
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Length ball outside off, left alone by Marnus.
15.5
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
15.4
1
Sam Curran to Smith, On the pads of Smith, he flicks it towards backward square leg and takes a single.
15.3
0
Sam Curran to Smith, Good length ball on middle and off, Smith tries to block it but it goes off the outside edge towards backward point.
15.2
0
Sam Curran to Smith, Full on off, pushed towards cover by Smith.
15.1
1
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Length ball on middle and leg, coming in with the angle, Labuschagne tries to defend it but it goes off the inner half towards square leg for a single.
14.6
0
J Leach to Smith, Smith prods forward and presents the full face of the bat to block it off.
14.5
0
J Leach to Smith, Flat and on middle, Smith defends it from within the crease.
14.4
1
J Leach to Labuschagne, Another one tossed up on middle and off, Labuschagne pushes this one down the ground and takes one.
14.3
0
J Leach to Labuschagne, Full and floated outside off, Labuschagne blocks it off.
14.2
0
J Leach to Labuschagne, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
14.1
1
Leach to S Smith, Ohh! Close call that! Smith dances down the track trying to hit this one straight over Leach's head. He gets the inside half of his bat on it and it uppishly goes towards long on as the bat turns in his hands. It falls safely and the batters take one. Lucky escape for Smithy there as a fielder was planted in that direction in the deep.
13.6
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Last ball of the over, left alone by ML. Good bowling by Curran again troubling Labuschagne.
13.5
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Good length ball outside off, left alone by Labuschagne.
13.4
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Good length ball on the off pole line, pushed back towards Curran.
13.3
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Away swinger this time and beats Labuschagne all ends up! Brilliant by Curran! Length ball on off, it swings away and beats the outside edge of Labuschagne's blade by a whisker.
13.2
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Swings this one in, Labuschagne defends this one off the back foot.
13.1
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Length ball just outside off, Labuschagne looks to fend at it first but pulls his bat away at the last moment.
12.6
0
J Leach to Smith, Smith defends this one off the back foot presenting the full face of the bat.
12.5
1
J Leach to M Labuschagne, This is a touch short, Labuschagne looks to push at it but gets the outer half on it and the ball goes towards backward point for a single.
12.4
0
J Leach to Labuschagne, Full and flighted on off, pushed towards cover.
12.3
1
J Leach to Smith, Floated on middle and leg, Smith pushes this one towards mid on and takes a single.
12.2
0
J Leach to Smith, Tossed up outside off, pushed towards cover.
12.1
0
J Leach to Smith, Beauty by Denly to start off! Deceives Smith to start off. It pitched outside off, Smith expected it to spin away so he shouldered arms to it. It went on with the angle though and missed the off stumps by a whisker. Good signs for Leach!

Spinner into the attack now. Jack Leach to roll his arm over.

11.6
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Solidly defended to get through the over. Maiden for Sam Curran.
11.5
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Good length ball on off, Labuschagne defends it off the front foot.
11.4
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Just past the outside edge. On the fifth stump line, Labuschagne goes chasing after it. Luckily for him he does not edge it. Ohhz and ahhz from the English players.
11.3
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Full on off, Labuschagne keeps his head down and defends it.
11.2
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Down the leg side, Marnus tries to flick but misses.
11.1
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Full on middle and off. This one swings in. Labuschagne drives it towards mid-wicket off the inner half of his bat.
10.6
0
S Broad to Smith, On the fourth stump line, Smith leaves it alone.
10.5
0
S Broad to Smith, Full on off, Smith pushes it straight down the ground. Broad gets down to take the ball but it hits his fingers and goes behind. Does not cost any run though.
10.4
4
S Broad to Smith, FOUR! Movement for Broad that will encourage him. On a length around off, Smith shuffles across and flicks it with the swing fine down the leg side for a boundary.
10.3
1
S Broad to Labuschagne, Short ball closer to the body, Marnus pulls it towards deep square leg for one.
10.2
0
S Broad to Labuschagne, Broad misses his line and bowls one down the leg side. The batsman has nothing to do with it.
10.1
0
S Broad to Labuschagne, Full and targeting the stumps, Marnus keeps it out.
9.6
0
Sam Curran to Smith, Follows it up with a solid back foot defense to get through the over.
9.5
4
Sam Curran to Smith, FOUR! Wow! This is the class of this man. Fuller ball on off, it comes back in. Smith keeps his eyes on the ball and drives it past the diving mid on fielder for a boundary.
9.4
0
Sam Curran to Smith, Fuller on off, Smith plays another good looking drive but cannot get it past the man at cover.
9.3
1
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Swing on this one. On middle and leg, Labuschagne looks to flick but gets a thick inside edge on his pads. It rolls towards fine leg and they go for a single. There was a stifled appeal but nothing from the umpire.
9.2
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Full outside off, Labuschagne pushes it to cover.
9.1
0
Sam Curran to Labuschagne, Starts with a fuller ball on off, Marnus defends it with calmness.

Sam Curran into the attack. He troubled this duo in the first innings. Good move to bring the young all-rounder on by Root.

8.6
0
S Broad to Smith, Down the leg side, Smith shuffles across and looks to flick but misses.
8.5
1
S Broad to Labuschagne, On the pads, Labuschagne glances it towards fine leg for one.
8.4
0
S Broad to Labuschagne, This one comes in off the deck but Marnus is aware of his off stump and leaves it alone.
8.3
0
S Broad to Labuschagne, Closer to the off pole, Labuschagne defends it with a straight bat towards mid on.
8.2
0
S Broad to Labuschagne, On the fourth stump line, Labuschagne does not get in its way to the keeper.
8.1
0
S Broad to Labuschagne, Good length ball outside off, ML leaves it alone.
7.6
4
J Archer to Smith, FOUR! Glorious! Fuller outside off, Smith keeps his balance and drives it with class through covers for a boundary. That shot had more Caribbean flair than Australian power. Off the mark in style, is the World's No.1 Test batsman.
7.5
0
J Archer to Smith, Fuller closer to off pole, Smith defends it with a straight bat.
7.4
0
J Archer to Smith, FOUR LEG BYES. Good length ball on top of leg, Smith shuffles across and looks to flick but the ball tickles off the thigh pad and runs fine down the leg side.
7.3
1
J Archer to Labuschagne, Full on the pads, Labuschagne flicks it just past Buttler at short leg for a single.
7.2
0
J Archer to Labuschagne, Hits the deck hard away from the off stump, Marnus leaves it alone.
7.1
0
J Archer to Labuschagne, Away from the off pole meaning Labuschagne has nothing to do with it.
6.6
0
S Broad to Smith, Fuller around off, Smith drives it not too cleanly to cover.
6.5
0
S Broad to Smith, Smith starts his innings with a solid back foot defense.

Steven Smith is at the crease. The same old script, the Australian openers dismissed cheaply and Smith and Labuschagne trying to rescue the innings. The only question that remains is, will they be able to do it?

6.4
0
S Broad to Warner, OUT! Caught! Warner's series ends the way it started as well. Broad got the better of him at the start of the series and he has got the better of him at the end of the series. Good length ball angling away after pitching on off. Warner looks to defend but just like Holding (on air) said earlier, he does so away from the body by going at the delivery. The ball takes the outside edge and goes to the right of third slip. Burns there takes a very good catch in front of second slip. The tale of the series continues as both the Australian openers are back for an early shower. This is the 12th time Broad has got the better of Warner in Tests, 7 of those have come in this series. Broad's Bunny!
6.3
3
S Broad to Labuschagne, On the pads, Labuschagne flicks it through mid-wicket and gets three as the fielder cleans it up.
6.2
4
S Broad to Labuschagne, FOUR! Poor from Archer. Fuller on off, Labuschagne gets on his front foot and drives it to the right of mid off. Archer puts a dive and gets to the ball but he fails to get much of his hand to it. The ball goes past him and to the long off fence for a boundary. Labuschagne is off the mark.

Here is Michael Holding talking about the batting technique of David Warner. He picks out three dismissals of Warner and points out that David is playing well in front of his pads and not under his eyes. He is trying to approach the ball rather than waiting back and greeting it. Holding quips, if David Warner continues to bat like this in England, he will need a lot of luck to succeed.

6.1
0
S Broad to Labuschagne, Comes over the wicket to the right-hander. Fuller outside off, Labuschagne is aware of where his off stump is and leaves it alone.
5.6
0
J Archer to Warner, Length ball on middle and off, jags back in. Warner looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. A stifled appeal but the umpire denies it. Looks to be going down leg. England opt against taking the review and Warner survives.
5.5
0
J Archer to Warner, Bouncer on middle and leg, Warner ducks and lets it through to Bairstow!
5.4
0
J Archer to D Warner, Edged again but safe again! Again Warner goes for the push towards cover but it goes off the edge towards gully on the bounce.
5.3
4
J Archer to D Warner, EDGED AND FOUR! Flies through point and gully! Fuller and outside off, Warner looks to go for the drive but gets a thick edge on this one. It flies between gully and point and through to the third man fence. Warner into double figures, a rare sight in this Ashes.
5.2
0
J Archer to Warner, Squared up again! Boy oh boy! Reminiscent to the delivery that dismissed Harris, this just missed the off pole. Length ball on off, straightens and beats the outside edge.
5.1
0
J Archer to Warner, Length ball on the thighs of Warner, he pushes it towards mid on. Thinks about a run but opts against it.

Marnus Labuschagne walks out at number 3.

4.6
0
Broad to M Harris, OUT! Bowled! If the previous shot was class from Harris, this one is just brilliant from Broad. He has the last laugh and Harris' poor series comes to an end. Broad bowls it full on off coming from around the wicket. The ball comes in with the angle and then moves away. Harris looks to defend but the away movement squares Harris all ends up and he has to hear the terrible noise of the stumps rattling out of the place. The off stump is off for a walk and Broad is up and running. Another left-hander is a victim of England's ace bowler. Australia need 381 runs.
4.5
4
S Broad to Harris, FOUR! Good flick from Harris, this is full on middle and leg. He plays it late and under his eyes, flicks it towards mid-wicket for a boundary.
4.4
0
S Broad to Harris, Full length ball outside off, Harris looks to push at it but it beats his outside edge and goes to Bairstow on the bounce.
4.3
0
S Broad to Harris, Full on off to Harris, he pushes this one towards cover.
4.2
0
S Broad to Warner, On the pads of Warner, he goes for the flick but misses. It hits him on the pads and the ball rolls towards square leg for a leg bye.
4.1
0
S Broad to Warner, Length ball outside off, Warner initially looks to play at it but withdraws the ball at the last moment.
3.6
1
J Archer to Warner, Follows it up with a quick single. On the pads, Warner glances it to the on side and calls for a quick single. Harris responds. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Would have been worth a look had he scored.
3.5
4
J Archer to Warner, FOUR! This will give Warner a little bit of confidence. Length ball outside off, Warner missed the first one which had width on offer, this time he does not. He gets on his back foot and crunches his punch through extra cover for a boundary.
3.4
0
J Archer to Warner, On the pads, Warner looks to flick but is late on it. The ball lobs up off his thigh pad to the side of the pitch on the leg side.
3.3
0
J Archer to Warner, On the stumps, David defends it with a straight bat.
3.2
0
J Archer to Warner, Beaten again! This shows the man is not his usual confident self. Good length ball outside off, Warner has a slash at it but misses. In form Warner would have sent that racing away to the fence.
3.1
0
J Archer to Warner, Back of a length ball on top of off. Warner defends it towards point and shouts a loud no to his partner.
2.6
4
S Broad to Harris, FOUR! Crunching shot! This should get Harris going. Broad is guilty of overpitching this on off, Harris is quick to pounce on it. He gets on his front foot and creams his drive beautifully through mid off for a boundary.
2.5
0
S Broad to Harris, Peach! Good length ball around off, the ball straightens after pitching. Harris looks to defend but the ball beats the willow and the off pole.
2.4
0
S Broad to M Harris, Fuller than the previous one and attacking the stumps. Harris looks to defend but the ball goes off the outer half of his bat towards backward point. Slight movement there.
2.3
0
S Broad to Harris, Pulls his length back and bowls it slightly fuller than a short ball on the fifth stump line. Harris does not disturb this.
2.2
0
S Broad to Harris, Bowls it full on middle and leg, Harris pushes it to mid on.
2.1
0
S Broad to Harris, Hits the deck hard outside off, Harris leaves it alone.
1.6
0
J Archer to Warner, No trouble on this one. It is on a length outside off, Warner lets it carry to the keeper. Just a run off Jofra's first.
1.5
0
J Archer to Warner, Ohhh!!!! That was not far away from kissing the outside edge. Full ball outside off, Warner goes for a big fancy drive but the ball nips away and goes just past the outside edge to the keeper.
1.4
1
J Archer to Harris, On the body again, Harris this time turns it towards fine leg and gets to the other end. He is off the mark.
1.3
0
J Archer to Harris, On the pads, Harris glances it to square leg.
1.2
0
J Archer to Harris, Another ball on the fourth stump line, Harris has no business with it.
1.1
0
J Archer to Harris, Jofra bowls a loosener first up. It is a straight ball outside off, Marcus shoulders arms to it.

Jofra Archer unleashed from the other end. He dismissed David Warner in the first innings and is fresh from a 6-fer.

0.6
0
S Broad to Warner, Warner survives the first. Good length ball on the pads, David pushes it to mid on to get Australia off the first over unscathed.
0.5
0
S Broad to Warner, Beaten again. Warner looks tentative, clearly Broad is living rent free in Warner's head. He is playing away from the stumps to get LBW out of the equation. Good length ball outside off, David looks to defend but once again gets beaten.
0.4
2
S Broad to Warner, Warner is off the mark. On the pads, Warner turns it behind square on the leg side and gets a couple. First runs off the bat.
0.3
0
S Broad to Warner, Bread and butter of this series. Broad beating the outside edge of Warner's willow. Good length ball on the channel of off stump. David looks to defend but the ball zips away just a hint, squaring Warner all ends up.
0.2
0
S Broad to Warner, Little to no swing on this one. It is on a length outside off, Warner leaves it alone.

Marcus Harris is out to bat with seven stitches on his hand. He hurt himself on the evening of Day 2 while attempting a catch. He didn't take the field yesterday but is still batting at his preferred position because it was an external injury. It will be interesting to see how much of an impact those stitches have on his game. He has not had a brilliant series so far and this might make matters worse.

0.1
0
S Broad to Harris, Catch it is the cry but the umpire has signalled it as a bye. Good length ball from around the wicket. The ball goes with the angle. Bairstow dives to his right but cannot hold onto it. The ball deflects off his glove behind and the Australian scorecard is underway albeit with a bye.