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  • 3:28 AM IST

    What a poor decision to bowl after winning the toss on a flat pitch! Says who? Says who? Says who? Come again! At 136/2 in the 31st over, it looked like England were in for some strong leather hunt. But Warner’s wicket turned the tide as Australia lost their last 8 wickets for just 43 runs. An unbelievable collapse.

  • 9:00 PM IST

    Well, what do you know – the players are back, presumably the light must have improved.

  • 8:46 PM IST

    And more bad news – It’s raining, again!

  • 8:41 PM IST

    Tea taken in Leeds. Australia 54/2

  • 8:32 PM IST

    If rain doesn’t get you, bad light surely will. Out comes the light meter and the two Aussie openers make their way back to the dressing room. Yup folks, play has been stopped for the umpteenth time today and this time due to bad light.

  • 8:27 PM IST

    50 up for Australia in 17.3 overs

  • 8:19 PM IST

    Action resumed. David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne are back on the field, as are the England players.

  • 7:21 PM IST

    Oh no, the dreaded rain has returned and after a lot of deliberation, the players are off the field. Rest assured, we have not seen the last of it. Australia are 39/2.

  • 6:54 PM IST

    WICKET! Stuart Broad gets rid of Usman Khawaja after a successful review. Going down the leg and Khawaja gets a thin inside edge which ultra edge confirms as England captain Joe Root wastes no time to review the not out on-field decision. Khawaja scored 8. Score 25/2

  • 6:38 PM IST

    The second session is underway. Usman Khawaja is the new batsman and Australia will have a herculean task at hand against the swinging red ball. They resume at 12/1.

Highlights, England vs Australia 3rd Test Day 1: Australia bowled out for 179
England vs Australia 3rd Test

England vs Australia live cricket score and ball by ball commentary, ENG vs AUS 3rd Test, Day 1, live score at Leeds

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 3rd Test between England and Australia at the Headingly, Leeds.

ENG vs AUS Match Preview

A draw or a win at Leeds is all that Australia need to retain the Ashes. Sans Steve Smith, the visitors face an uphill task. But for the home side, it’s an opportunity to pounce on good starts that they have had with the ball in the series so far. Smith, with twin centuries in the 1st test, snatched the early advantage from England. In the second Test, he again made a difference with his innings of 92. Marnus Labuschagne will replace the former Australian captain in the middle-order.

For England, Jofra Archer raised quite a few eyebrows on his debut, sending down 44 overs tirelessly. England will have to manage his workload to prevent him from a possible burnout. Opener Jason Roy, who was hit on the helmet during a practice session a couple of days back, has been cleared to take part in the Test. He might again be assessed by the team doctors on the morning of the match.

England called-up Ollie Pope as a backup for Roy. The 21-year-old will bat in the middle-order should Roy be deemed unfit.


Australia likely 11: 1 Tim Paine (capt), 2 Cameron Bancroft, 3 David Warner, 4 Usman Khawaja, 5 Travis Head, 6 Matthew Wade, 7 Marnus Labuschagne, 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Nathan Lyon, 10 James Pattinson, 11 Josh Hazlewood

England likely 11: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Rory Burns, 3 Joe Root, 4 Joe Denly, 5 Jos Buttler, 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Jonny Bairstow, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Jack Leach

Editorial team of CricketCountry.