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03 Aug 2019, 17:50 IST
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Nathan Lyon starred for Australia

Nathan Lyon led a roaring Australia fightback within the morning session of day three of the opening Ashes Take a look at however England edged right into a first-innings main at Edgbaston.

Rory Burns impressed on Friday as England batted out all three classes, but it surely was a unique story within the first couple of hours on Saturday as issues over the hosts’ line-up had been dropped at the fore.

England had been properly positioned at 282-4, however with Ben Stokes having edged to Tim Paine simply after making a half-century, Lyon handed Australia the initiative when he dismissed Burns (133) and Moeen Ali for a duck in the identical over.

Jonny Bairstow’s wicket fell quickly after as England misplaced 4 for 18 runs and slipped to 300-8. Stuart Broad (11 not out) and Chris Woakes (13no) managed to halt the slide, although, to take the hosts into lunch with a 44-run lead.

James Pattinson thought he had Stokes caught behind within the third over, just for England’s all-rounder to have made contact with the bottom.

Nevertheless, after clipping a single fantastic of mid-off to deliver up his 50, Stokes succumbed on the subsequent ball he confronted –  a skinny edge taking Pat Cummins’ supply straight into Paine’s gloves.

Bairstow and Burns nudged England previous Australia’s whole, although Lyon quickly made the important thing breakthrough.

Burns misjudged a faster ball, with Australia captain Paine reacting beautifully to take the catch and ship England’s opener strolling.

Lyons doubled the harm 4 deliveries later, Moeen bizarrely electing to depart a straight ball that despatched his off-stump tumbling, earlier than Bairstow then slashed an tried minimize to David Warner from Peter Siddle’s bowling.

Australia appeared set to rattle by England’s order, however the hosts’ tail wagged, with Broad and Woakes, who slammed Lyon for an enormous six, making certain James Anderson – who has been declared match to bat – was not known as on earlier than lunch.

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