Watch, if you dare.
Watch, if you dare.
Both England and Australia will be gunning for victory at Headingley, with the game evenly poised heading into Day 4. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the day, starting from 8pm (AEST).
Marnus Labuschagne may have missed out on his debut Test ton last night, but he shapes as a potentially crucial cog in the Australian Test team moving forward and not just due to his gritty batting.
David Warner had never looked worse – that’s both an opinion and a fact.
News Corp’s The Daily Telegraph is today reporting that embattled Australian opener Cameron Bancroft has been dropped from the XI ahead of the third Ashes Test at Headingley tonight.
Cricket is an amazing game. After one Test it seemed certain that these Ashes would be the Summer of Steve. With just a few hours of the second Test remaining, Jofra Archer was set to be anointed 2019’s Supreme Being.
For the pragmatist, England’s performance at Lord’s, while impressive, was fruitless and earned them nothing. Australia retained its 1-0 lead, and are one win away from retaining the Ashes.
The scary prospect of James Anderson’s impending return, the short-ball problems of Aussie skipper Tim Paine and England captain Joe Root’s poor form are three issues hanging over this Ashes as the third Test starts today.
With rain keeping Australia ahead in the Ashes, the teams move to Headingley for the third Test, where a win would allow the visitors to retain the urn against a desperate England outfit.
As the news of Steve Smith getting ruled out of the Test in Headingley broke out, not only the Australian side but also the Ashes suffered a massive jolt. Arguably the best batsman from either side of the series so far having to sit out shakes up the bout.
While England may be trailing in the overall scoreline at the end of two Test matches, they might have just jumped ahead in the psychological warfare that is a long Test series.
Adam Voges went from captaining the Perth Scorchers to coaching them in the space of a season.
To leave a mark on Pakistan cricket and get your name emblazoned in the history books, you usually require a lot more than just a handful of excellent on-field performances.
Things were looking grim for the hosts until the 126-run partnership.
Joe Root easily survived after checking with DRS.
At least some in the Leeds crowd are keeping the faith.
He fell short of another century.
It was another dropped catch from England!
You need to put your body on the line if you’re playing in England’s T20 Blast. Just ask South African international Keshav Maharaj.
Fair day out for Mo!
The great games don’t necessarily tell you they’re great at first.