Ashes Melbourne Test
(Ashes Melbourne Test) Today when the English bowlers came to bowl, they had a huge responsibility to stop the Australian batters from taking a huge lead over their first innings total of 185 runs. England already had success as David Warner was sent back to the back pavilion on the previous day.
Bowlers start their day perfectly as nightwatchman Nathan Lyon was sent back to pavilion on the 4th over of the day, but England got the big fish Marnus Labuschagne, in 24th over as he caught by Root and Labuschagne failed to score in this innings as he was able to score only 1 run.
As soon as Marnus was sent back to the pavilion another headache of English awaited as Steve smith took the crease and he was looking solid before he chopped onto his wicket and he scored 16 runs off 31 balls.
(Ashes Melbourne Test) At one point Australian team was struggling at 110-4 and their middle order was about to expose but Travis Head and opener Marcus Harris stood tall against the English bowler and added 61 runs total to the Aussie’s scorecard when it looked it Australia is building a big partnership Ollie Robinson sent Travis Head back to pavilion and the score was 171-5.
But the resistance of the Lower order and from the tailender made sure that Australia go well past England’s 185 and Australia was bowled out on 267 runs getting the lead of 82 runs.
The lead of 82 runs is not a very big lead but considering the form of English batsmen, it looks like they had a mountain to climb. Australia Captain Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc ran riot as both of them spewed venom with every passing ball.
First Mitchell Starc Sent back Zak Crawley who failed again to score after his 267 runs against Pakistan last year, and then he sent back David Malan the only batter after Joe Root who’s scoring run on this tour.
Night Watchman Jack Leach lasted only two balls as he become the victim of debutant Scot Boland, now again all the responsibility is on the shoulder of Captain Joe Root and all-rounder Ben stokes, as England is struggling at 31-4 by the end of 2nd day.