England took 377 runs lead at end of Day 3

Joe Root missed well deserved century by 9 runs (Image Credit:- Twitter)

England were 389/9 in their second inning at the end of day 3 of the fifth Ashes test. Currently they lead by 377 runs.

England openers Zak Crawley (73 runs from 76 balls) and Ben Duckett (42 runs from 55 balls) started positively by scoring 79 runs for the first wicket. Left arm seamer Mitchel Starc broke the partnership by dismissing Ben Duckett.

England opener Zak Crawley scores 73 runs (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Ben Stokes (42 runs from 67 balls) walked to bat at No.3 in place of Moeen Ali. England scores 130 runs in the first session of the day for the loss of one wicket.

Australian captain Pat Cummins dismissed Zak Crawley after the lunch to end 61 run second wicket stand. Ben Stokes and Joe Root ( 91 runs from 106 balls ) put together another half century partnership in England innings by scoring 73 run stand.

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Ben Stokes got out while trying to hit Todd Murphy over mid-off. Pat Cummins took an easy catch to dismiss him. Harry Brook’s innings didn’t last long as Josh Hazlewood got him out for 7. England scores 135 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in post lunch session.

Jonny Bairstow scored another half century (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Jonny Bairstow (78 runs from 103 balls) and Joe Root batted well with century run partnership to put England in control. Joe Root missed a well deserved century by just 9 runs. Aussie Off spinner Todd Murphy clean bowled him for 91.

England lost some quick wickets in final session of play. From 360/5 England ended day 3 on 379/9. Moeen Ali who got injured during first innings came to bat and scores 29 runs from 38 balls.

Stuart Board (2* runs from 2 balls) and James Anderson (8* runs from 14 balls) were at the crease at end of Day 3.

M Starc took 4 wickets (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Mitchell Starc (4/94 in 19 overs) , Todd Murphy (3/110 in 22 overs) , Josh Hazlewood (1/67 in 15 overs) and Pat Cummins (1/79 in 16 overs) are the wicket takers for Australia.

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