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  • 12:53 AM IST

    A day which England would quickly like to forget, starting at a position from where they should have made 300 at least, stumbling to not even a 100 and then allowing Australia to take their lead close to 300. In an innings which had 9 single digits, it shifted the entire momentum towards Australia.

  • 11:05 PM IST

    Some good news for England! Archer’s back on the field.

  • 11:00 PM IST

    50 overs up in Australia’s second dig, 155/4, lead by 266 runs. Labuschagne (42), Wade (29). 17 overs left till stumps are called.

  • 10:29 PM IST
    Oh dear! After firing four deliveries, Jofra Archer looks to have pulled his right hamstring, he goes off the field for medical attention, Ben Stokes finishes the over.
  • 9:43 PM IST

    Australia’s lead has now swollen to 221 runs. At the crease are Marnus Labuschagne (22) and Matthew Wade (10)

  • 9:42 PM IST

    WICKET! Australia have lost one wicket in the last session of the day, Ben Stokes cleans up Travis Head with a brilliant yorker. Head departs for 25.

  • 9:04 PM IST

    We are back for the final session

  • 8:44 PM IST

    TEA! An eventful session comes to an end – 7 wickets fell in it, four of which belong to England. Australia are 82/3, stretching their lead to 194 runs on Day 2

  • 7:55 PM IST

    WICKET! Usman Khawaja departs. Chris Woakes gets one to move away and Khawaja gets an edge to be caught by Jason Roy in the slip cordon. He scored 23. Australia 52/3, lead by 164 runs

  • 7:42 PM IST

    WICKET! Jack Leach has struck with his first delivery of the innings and it’s Marcus Harris who has been cleaned up on 19. Score 36/2

  • 6:58 PM IST

    WICKET! England have struck early and it’s the big wicket of David Warner who has been adjudged lbw. He reviewed but the on-field decision stayed. Score 10/1

  • 6:40 PM IST

    WICKET! Josh Hazlewood gets his fifth wicket in Jack Leach who is bowled on 1. England rolled over for 67. England trail by 112 runs

  • 6:31 PM IST

    WICKET! Jofra Archer ducks but the ball brushes the back of his bat and Tim Paine does the rest. He scored 7, Cummins has three wickets now. England 66/9

  • 6:23 PM IST

    WICKET! Now Jos Buttler departs. Josh Hazlewood gets his fourth wicket with Buttler playing one straight into the hands of short cover fielder. He scored 5. England 56/8

  • 6:16 PM IST

    WICKET! Chris Woakes gloves the first ball from Pat Cummins after lunch to be out caught behind on 5. England 54/7

  • 6:12 PM IST

    We’re back. England tottering at 54/6, Australia on top. Play about to resume

  • 5:36 PM IST

    LUNCH! No doubt this has been Australia’s session. Josh Hazlewood (3/26), James Pattinson (2/9) and Pat Cummins (1/14) have reduced England to 54/6 who still trail by 125 runs

  • 5:17 PM IST

    WICKET! James Pattinson gets another one! Bowls full and just outside off-stump to lure Joe Denly who obliges and then gets an outside edge to be out caught behind on 12. England 45/5, trail by 134

  • 4:47 PM IST

    WICKET! Ben Stokes edges one to slip to be caught by David Warner. James Pattinson bowls one wide and Stokes goes after it only to be caught in the slips. He scored 9. England 34/4, trail by 145 runs

  • 4:40 PM IST

    England have lost three early wickets with Rory Burns being the latest to walk back this morning. Pat Cummins had him out caught behind for 9.

  • 4:01 PM IST

    Josh Hazlewood on fire! He has gotten rid of England opener Jason Roy and captain Joe Root in successive overs. Roy edged one to be out caught in the slips on 9 while Root was dismissed in a similar manner, caught by Warner for a two-ball duck. England 10/2

  • 3:31 PM IST

    England openers Rory Burns and Jason Roy are out in the middle. Unlike yesterday, it’s bright and sunny on Day 2. Pat Cummins with the new ball, England trail by 179 runs

Highlights, The Ashes 2019, England vs Australia, 3rd Test Day 2: Labuschagne’s fifty extends Australia’s lead to 283

England vs Australia live cricket score and ball by ball commentary, ENG vs AUS 3rd Test, Day 2, live score at Leeds

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

ENG vs AUS Day 1 Recap

Jofra Archer took six wickets as England dismissed an Australia side without star batsman Steve Smith for just 179 on the first day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley on Thursday. Fast bowler Archer, in only his second Test, took 6/45 in 17.1 overs — the first time he had taken five or more wickets in an innings at this level.

England, looking to level this series at 1-1, reduced Australia to 25/2 after home captain Joe Root won the toss. But David Warner (61) and Marnus Labuschagne (74) frustrated England in a third-wicket stand of 111. Archer, however, turned the tide by having Warner caught behind off a 90 mph delivery. It was the start of a collapse that saw Australia lose three wickets for three runs to be 139/5.

Travis Head was bowled for a duck by Stuart Broad and Matthew Wade, a century-maker in the first Test, also fell for nought when a rising Archer delivery deflected off the thigh pad via his glove and into the base of the stump, dislodging a bail.

Warner’s innings was his first double figure score of a series where he had previously managed just 18 runs in total, while Labuschagne scored his second successive fifty after he made 59 as a concussion substitute for Smith in the drawn second Test at Lord’s.

Root was hoping to make the most of overcast conditions at his Yorkshire home ground and capitalise on an Australia top order missing Smith, ruled out with a concussion suffered after being hit by a 92 mph bouncer from Archer at Lord’s.

Smith’s scores of 144, 142 and 92 had been central to putting Ashes-holders Australia ahead as they look to win a Test series away to England for the first time in 18 years. Warner had previously managed scores of just two, eight, three and five this Ashes — his first Test campaign since both he and Smith completed 12-month ball-tampering bans. Warner’s fellow top-order left-handers Marcus Harris and Usman Khawaja both fell for eight.

Harris had been drafted in to open alongside Warner after Cameron Bancroft was dropped following 44 runs in four innings. But Archer, bowling from around the wicket, squared Harris up with an 87.3 mph ball and had him caught behind by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.

Moments later, with Australia 12/1 off four overs, rain stopped play. When play resumed, Khawaja’s glance off Broad was caught by Bairstow. England, however, had to first review New Zealand umpire Chris Gaffaney’s original not out decision. More rain and bad light — even though the floodlights were on — halted play in the second session. The resumption saw an increasingly assured Labuschagne hit two well-struck fours off first-change Chris Woakes.

England carelessly gave away several over-throw boundaries in desperate run-out attempts and when Ben Stokes dropped short, Warner cut him for four to go to 49. A mistimed four off Stokes through point saw Warner complete a 79-ball fifty — a landmark greeted with now familiar boos from some fans.

But there were cheers too, with Warner’s wife Candice among those at the ground applauding her husband’s innings. Warner was given out caught behind on 61 off Broad but successfully reviewed Gaffaney’s decision.

Labuschagne completed a 73-ball fifty as wickets continued to fall. Archer had James Pattinson well caught by first slip Root and then had Pat Cummins, the third duck of the innings, caught behind, the disbelieving batsman failing with a review. Labuschagne’s gutsy innings ended when he was lbw to Stokes after missing a full toss, with Archer ending the day’s play when he had tailender Nathan Lyon lbw.