21/12/2019

Ashes 2019: Rain delays start of day three of fourth Test at Old Trafford


Rain left Australia waiting in their efforts to push an Ashes-retaining success and delayed the start of day three.
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England – who has to avoid defeat in order to maintain their hopes of regaining the urn alive – shut day on 23-1, a colossal 474 runs behind Australia’s Steve Smith-inspired 497-8 announced.
Joe Denly (4), with swapped places at the arrangement by Jason Roy, was blown off using a superb short-leg catch from Matthew Wade off Pat Cummins, leaving Rory Burns (15no) and nightwatchman Craig Overton (3no) in the crease after the first 10 overs of both England’s innings.
The prediction is more expensive for Friday afternoon and the weekend, meaning Australia will fancy their chances of maintaining their grip over the Ashes was scuppered by Ben Stokes’s heroics in Headingley in the third Test as England chased down 359 to level the series at 1-1.
England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow, however, has backed his side to dig with the bat, just as they did in Leeds next time around with been steamrolled in their first innings.
“There is three innings to proceed at the game, three times of cricket abandoned,” stated the 29-year-old, who’s due to bat at No 6.
“If we can go out and employ ourselves, set out our stall for a long time period like we did at Headingley, there’s no reason why [we now cannot get back into the Evaluation ].”
Smith Ashes century – and next bunch in four innings in this show – underpinned Australia’s total, the notching 211 within his very first Test knock since coming from concussion.
Smith has notched 589 runs at the series, in a mean of 147.25 and with a smallest score 92, together with his overall batting average in Test cricket currently standing at 64.64 after his 26th hundred in the format.
However, the batsman says he was aided in his most recent evaluation by England frequently perilously brief.
“I’ve faced a great deal of short-pitched bowling in my entire life and have not had a lot of problems with it,” said Smith, who suffered his concussion when he had been struck on the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncer in the next Test at Lord’s.
“I mentioned before the game – bowling there means that they can not hit me on the pad or nick off me. Their ball softens .
“It played into our hands, I believe, and enabled the ball to receive soft pretty quickly and for us to score massive first-innings runs”
Watch day three of the fourth Ashes Test live on Sky Sports The Ashes. You can even follow over-by-over commentary and in-play clips onto our rolling blog on skysports.com and the Sky Sports program.

Read more here: http://39.108.107.78 .78 ng their grip over the Ashes was scuppered by Ben Stokes’s heroics in Headingley in the third Test as England chased down 359 to level the series at 1-1.
England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow, however, has backed his side to dig with the bat, just as they did in Leeds next time around with been steamrolled in their first innings.
“There is three innings to proceed at the game, three times of cricket abandoned,” stated the 29-year-old, who’s due to bat at No 6.
“If we can go out and employ ourselves, set out our stall for a long time period like we did at Headingley, there’s no reason why [we now cannot get back into the Evaluation ].”
Smith Ashes century – and next bunch in four innings in this show – underpinned Australia’s total, the notching 211 within his very first Test knock since coming from concussion.
Smith has notched 589 runs at the series, in a mean of 147.25 and with a smallest score 92, together with his overall batting average in Test cricket currently standing at 64.64 after his 26th hundred in the format.
However, the batsman says he was aided in his most recent evaluation by England frequently perilously brief.
“I’ve faced a great deal of short-pitched bowling in my entire life and have not had a lot of problems with it,” said Smith, who suffered his concussion when he had been struck on the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncer in the next Test at Lord’s.
“I mentioned before the game – bowling there means that they can not hit me on the pad or nick off me. Their ball softens .
“It played into our hands, I believe, and enabled the ball to receive soft pretty quickly and for us to score massive first-innings runs”
Watch day three of the fourth Ashes Test live on Sky Sports The Ashes. You can even follow over-by-over commentary and in-play clips onto our rolling blog on skysports.com and the Sky Sports program.

Read more here: http://39.108.107.78