The opener of the English team Haseeb Hameed has gone with duck. Zak Crawley scored 12 and Dawid Malan 14 runs. Ben Stokes contributed 25 and Jonny Bairstow 35 runs. Ollie Robinson added 22 and Jack Leach 13 runs to their team’s scorecard. It was only the captain of the team who scored his half-century of 82 deliveries and out. Pat Cummins took three and Nathan Lyon also took three wickets. Mitchell Starc dismissed two visitor team England batsmen. Scott Boland, Cameron Green took one wicket each. So England all out, with 185 runs on the board with using 65.1 overs on the first day.
The Ashes 3rd Test, Australia vs England Highlights today, Sunday 26-12-2021, from Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Cummins win the toss and chose to bowl first.
“We’d earmarked him for a little while,” Cummins says of Boland’s call-up. “We’d have probably done the same,” Joe Root adds. “Opportunity to put runs on the board early. I expect a reaction this week. We are more than capable of doing it.”
Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Marcus Harris, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Travis Head, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Pat Cummins (capt), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Scott Boland, 11 Nathan Lyon.
England team: 1 Haseeb Hameed, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jonny Bairstow, 7 Jos Buttler (wk), 8 Ollie Robinson, 9 Mark Wood, 10 Jack Leach, 11 James Anderson.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 23:30 GMT (prev day) | 10:30 Local
Umpires – Paul Reiffel, Paul Wilson
TV Umpires – Rod Tucker
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Shawn Craig
Match number – Test no. 2442