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88.6 : Having opted to bat first after winning the all-important toss, Australia were put on the back foot straightaway by the English bowlers as they lost their opener in Marcus Harris for just 3 runs. England’s veteran, James Anderson and Stuart Broad set the tone early with the new ball as they kept things in check and did not give any opportunities to Aussie batters to free their arms. David Warner who is known to be an aggressive batter was forced to change his style of play as well. However, a So! End of a day which began brightly for England ends on a sorry note. But there is some good news for English fans. One of their stars for the future, Tom-Kohler Cadmore, has smoked a stunning 92 in just 55 balls for the Jaffna Kings in the Lanka Premier League. Do switch tabs to cover all the action from that series but also remember to tune back in here when Day 2 of this Test resumes on Friday, 17th December, 2021. The first ball will be bowled at 2.30 pm local (0400 GMT) but as you are awa Marnus Labuschagne is in for a chat. He says, the last passage of play really tested them. Adds, Buttler dropping that catch (on 95) was unbelievable and he would look to capitalize on it on Day 2. Mentions, he feels for Warner, he played a patient knock but was unable to make his century. Ends by saying, his comments in the middle are mostly self-talk, but it may also add on to the pressure of the bowler. 2 birds with one stone he says with a smile. England had their noses ahead after the first session as their bowlers stuck to their plans and executed them well. Broad and Anderson were impressive as ever at the start and the likes of David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne found it hard to negotiate the quality of English bowling. However, nothing went the visitors way in the next couple of sessions as they managed to get just one wicket post Dinner and it was Jos Buttler who dropped a couple of sitters behind the sticks which could prove to What an enthralling day of Test cricket we have witnessed at the ever-so scenic Adelaide Oval. The Aussies though would be the happier of the two sides as they have done well to pile up the runs after losing their opener early on in the day. The visitors would be a bit disappointed as they weren’t able to capitalize on the start that they got with the ball. Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it out solidly towards the on side and shouts NO RUN. So England fail to get a wicket from the new ball and Australia finish with 221-2 at the end of Day 1.88.5 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A full ball, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne looks to flick it but gets an inside edge onto his pads. England players are little excited but nothing there in the end.88.4 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it go this time.88.3 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on middle and leg. Marnus Labuschagne looks to work it away but gets hit high on his pads.88.2 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Beaten this time! Good-length delivery and around off. Marnus Labuschagne tries to defend it off the front foot but gets beaten as the ball misses the outside edge of his blade.88.1 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A good-length delivery, outside off and jagging in sharply. Marnus Labuschagne is in no mood to play that one and shoulders his arms again.87.6 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, A length ball, outside off. Steven Smith lets it go again. Easy leave for Steven Smith.87.5 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, A full ball and down the leg side again. Smith looks to clip it but misses.87.4 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, Ollie Robinson tries to bowl it on the stumps and ends up drifting down the leg side. Smith leaves it alone.87.3 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, On a length and seaming into the batter. But Steven Smith leaves it again. Good leave.87.2 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, A length ball, outside off. Smith decides to let it go again.87.1 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, A good-length delivery and around off. Smith just shoulders his arms and lets it go. They need to make batters play here!86.6 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Another length ball, outside off and Marnus Labuschagne lets it go comfortably again.86.5 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it go comfortably. 86.4 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it square on the off side this time off the back foot.86.3 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone with his typical unusual style.86.2 : Stuart Broad to Steven Smith, A length ball, on off. Smith defends this with soft hands square on the off side and gets a quick single.86.1 : Stuart Broad to Steven Smith, Back of a length, on middle and leg. Steven Smith gets across and leaves it alone. The ball bounces over the stumps and goes back to the keeper.85.6 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, On a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it go again. England are still searching for that wicket with the new ball.85.5 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A good-length delivery, around off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone this time.85.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Oh…swing and bounce there! A good-length delivery and around off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend it but the ball moves away sharply to beat the outside edge of his blade.85.3 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, A full ball, on off. Smith punches this down the gorund, The fielder running behind it cuts it off and the batters run three.85.2 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, A full ball, on off. Smith gets forward and defends it.85.1 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, Ollie Robinson starts with a one down the leg side. Steven Smith lets it go.84.6 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good length and wide outside off, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone for the keeper and this time Jos Buttler gets a hold of it. 84.5 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, down leg. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.84.4 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, DROPPED! Hard to say who is more tired. Labuschagne? Because there was barely any feet movement. That was a very poor shot. Or Buttler? He would have taken that catch 999 times out of 1000. But tonight was that 1 odd time where he just could not catch this dolly! Either ways, poor Jimmy has to bear the brunt of bad luck. This is the second time he has dropped Marnus Labuschagne. A regulation catch goes down and with the all the English heads go down84.3 : Aha. We have a look at the dressing room and can see Cameron Green padded up, but not Travis Head! Clearly, the latter is in no mood to come out to bat in these conditions. Where is the GOAT (Nathan Lyon) by the way? At this time of the day, all eyes search the night watchman. James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Full length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it to cover off the front foot.84.2 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Outside off, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone for the keeper.84.1 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, A full-length ball, around middle and leg. Marnus Labuschagne defends it to the leg side.83.6 : Stuart Broad to Steven Smith, Length ball, on off. Smith blocks it out solidly. 5 runs coming off it and there were no signs of getting the edge into play.83.5 : Stuart Broad to Steven Smith, FOUR! Nicely played, well timed by the skipper. Full-length ball, outside off. Steven Smith leans forward and creams it through covers for a boundary. 83.4 : Stuart Broad to Steven Smith, Back of a length, outside off. Smith shoulders his arms.83.3 : Stuart Broad to Steven Smith, Length ball, sliding down leg. Steven Smith looks to flick it away but misses. Jos Buttler dives to his left to make the stop.83.2 : Stuart Broad to Steven Smith, Good-length ball, outside off, moving away. Steven Smith lets it go to the keeper.83.1 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Full-length ball, around off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend it out. The ball takes the inside edge and goes towards fine leg. The batters cross for a single. Marnus Labuschagne moves to 95.82.6 : James Anderson to Steven Smith, Another maiden for James Anderson. England are still hunting for the nick. Anderson wastes an opportunity this time, as he serves a length ball, down leg. Smith is happy to leave it alone. 82.5 : James Anderson to Steven Smith, Full length, on middle and leg. Smith gets inside the line and tucks it to short leg. 82.4 : James Anderson to Steven Smith, Slightly short, on off. Smith gets across and nudges it to the square leg.82.3 : James Anderson to Steven Smith, James Anderson fires in a full-length ball, around middle and leg. Steven Smith moves across and defends it to the leg side.82.2 : James Anderson to Steven Smith, Touch short and outside off, Smith shoulders his arms to it. 82.1 : James Anderson to Steven Smith, Length ball, going down leg. Smith leaves it alone for the keeper.81.6 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller and on off. Nips in a bit. Marnus Labuschagne blocks out solidly.0.0 : Stuart Broad (12-3-28-1) is back into the attack now. Can he make this new pink cherry talk?81.5 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne finally gets his bat to the ball and blocks it out.81.4 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Another one beats the outside edge! A length ball, outside off, Marnus Labuschagne comes forward and looks to drive it away but misses and the ball beats the outside edge.81.3 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, JAFFA! Marnus Labuschagne is not shy of appreciating such great deliveries. Good-length ball, outside off, the ball holds its line after hitting the deck. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend it out but misses.81.2 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone for the keeper.81.1 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, OUCH!! That must’ve hurt Marnus Labuschagne. A length ball, around off. This time the ball nips in off the deck. Marnus Labuschagne gets squared up, as he looks to defend it out. He gets hit on his elbow. This is going to hurt. 73.6 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Short of a length, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne stays back and blocks it out.73.5 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, well outside off. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders arms to this one.73.4 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, On a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone watchfully.73.3 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Short of a length, way outside off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it through to the keeper.73.2 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, around middle and leg. Marnus Labuschagne turns it to mid-wicket.73.1 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length ball, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it out.80.6 : James Anderson to Steven Smith, Seventh maiden of the game for James Anderson! A length ball, on the fourth stump line. Steven Smith gets behind the line and defends it onto the deck. Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Another bumper, around middle and leg. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it in front of square towards deep square leg for a run.80.5 : James Anderson to Steven Smith, Good-length ball, outside off. The ball nips in a long way. Smith hops and looks to push it through cover. He gets an inside-edge onto the pads.80.4 : James Anderson to Steven Smith, Nice movement! Good sign now. A full-length ball, around off. The ball shapes away after hitting the deck. Smith lets it go to the keeper.80.3 : James Anderson to Steven Smith, Good-length ball, outside off, moving away. Steven Smith does not chase it at all.80.2 : James Anderson to Steven Smith, A good-length delivery and around off. This time a little swing as it swings in to the batter. Steven Smith leaves it alone comfortably.73.6 : The new ball is available now. The moment all the English fans were waiting for. Will the visitors take the new ball straightaway? Yes, they do. They do not want to waste any more time. An intriguing passage of play awaits.80.1 : James Anderson to Steven Smith, On a length, on off. Steven Smith moves across and defends it to the on side. Not much swing on that first ball.79.6 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, BEATEN! A beauty by Chris Woakes! A good-length delivery and around off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend it but the ball seams away sharply to beat the outside edge of his blade. 79.5 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, On a length and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone again.79.4 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends this watchfully onto the turf off the back foot.79.3 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A good-length delivery and around off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone again.79.2 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it go.79.1 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it out off the back foot.78.6 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, On middle and leg. Smith nudges it to the on side again.78.5 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Quicker and flatter on middle. Smith works it to the on side.78.4 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, A shorter length delivery on middle. Smith gets back and blocks it.78.3 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, A flatter ball, on off. Smith gets back and defends it.78.2 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, A fuller ball, on off. Driven to covers for a single.78.1 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller ball, on middle. Defended off the fornt foot towards the on side.77.6 : Chris Woakes to Steven Smith, Back of a length, on off. Smith looks to work it away towards the on side. Gets a leading edge square on the off side.77.5 : Chris Woakes to Steven Smith, A length ball, on off. Smith works it to short mid-wicket comfortably.77.4 : Chris Woakes to Steven Smith, Good-length delivery on off. Steven Smith gets forward and blocks it towards the off side.77.3 : Chris Woakes to Steven Smith, Back of a length, on off. Smith gets back and defends it to the on side.77.2 : Chris Woakes to Steven Smith, A full ball, on middle. Smith pushes it off the front foot towards mid on.77.1 : Chris Woakes to Steven Smith, BEATEN! Good-length ball, outside off. Smith steps a long way towards the line of the delivery and gets squared up. The ball zips past the outside edge. 76.6 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, A fuller ball, on leg. Turned to square leg.76.5 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Shorter length on middle and leg. Smith gets back and tucks it behind square on the on side for a single.76.4 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Fuller on middle. Worked away to mid-wicket.76.3 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Drifting on the pads again. Nudged to square leg for a single.76.2 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, On middle and leg. Turned behind square on the on side for a single.76.1 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Quicker on middle. Defended off the back foot.75.6 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, On a length, on middle. Tucked behind square on the on side and comes back for two runs.75.5 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it square on the off side.75.4 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A fuller ball, on middle. Pushed to mid on.75.3 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne rides the bounce and defends it to the off side.75.2 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length delivery and around off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it go.72.3 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Flatter ball, turning down leg. Marnus Labuschagne tucks it behind square on the leg side for a single.72.4 : Chris Woakes is back into the attack. Joe Root to Steven Smith, A bit shorter in length, around leg. Steven Smith nudges it to wide of square leg and collects a run.75.1 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it to square leg.72.5 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Tossed up, around middle and leg. Steven Smith presses forward and turns it to mid-wicket.72.6 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Flatter ball, on middle. Steven Smith turns it to mid-wicket. Joe Root to Steven Smith, Flatter ball, turning sharply down leg. Steven Smith leaves it alone for the keeper to collect it.74.5 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller in length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it to wide of mid off and collects a run.74.4 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Shorter in length, turning down leg. Steven Smith works it with the turn behind square on the leg side for a single.72.2 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Fuller in length, down leg. Marnus Labuschagne gets down on his knee and sweeps it to deep backward square leg for one. 200 comes up for Australia!74.3 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Flatter ball, sliding down leg. Marnus Labuschagne tucks it to wide of square leg for one.72.1 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Loopy ball, on middle and leg. Marnus Labuschagne prods and blocks it back to the bowler.74.2 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Flatter ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne rocks back and flat-bats it to cover.74.1 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Tossed up, around leg. Steven Smith stays back and turns it to square leg for a single.71.5 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Broad bangs it into the deck, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne does not offer any shot to this one as he sways away from the line of the ball.71.4 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A bit shorter this time, well outside off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it through to the keeper.71.3 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Short of a length, just outside off. Marnus Labuschagne stays back and defends it to cover.71.2 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.71.1 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Full ball, darted on the pads. Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to square leg.70.6 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Loopy ball, around middle. Steven Smith clears his front leg and whips it off his pads but finds the mid-wicket fielder. Great discussions between Shane Warne and Michael Hussey on air. Warney’s favourite topic has been over rates and England have been appalling again, in this Test, after losing points in the last game. So Warne just recounts the earlier rule – captain being suspended for the next match. Another suggestion he gives is awarding a certain amount of runs to the opposition for every over pending at the end of the day’s play. He then asks for suggestions as to how can the over rate improve because he m70.5 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Tossed up, around middle. Steven Smith defends it off the front foot.70.4 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Flatter ball, on a length, around leg. Steven Smith tucks it to mid-wicket.0.0 : Drinks! A fascinating passage of play here! Ben Stokes has managed to get the priced wicket of David Warner as he was inching towards a century and England will hope to capitalise on that breakthrough now. Joe Root is back into the attack now.70.3 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Flatter ball, turning way down leg. Steven Smith does not offer any shot to this one.70.2 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Tossed up, on a length, around middle. Steven Smith blocks it out off the front foot.70.1 : Joe Root to Steven Smith, Flatter ball, turning down leg. Steven Smith leaves it alone.69.6 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Marnus Labuschagne now trying to cheer the bowler up. A length ball, around off. Marnus Labuschagne presses forward and defends it out. As soon as he gets any bat on it. He says, “this is a good delivery”. Ollie Robinson shares a smile with the batsman. 69.5 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A loud appeal for LBW but the umpire is unmoved. This got a lot of interest from Jos Buttler and Joe Root from behind the stumps, but as England only have a single review left now, the skipper opted against it. A length ball, around middle and leg. Marnus Labuschagne prods and looks to defend it out but fails to get any bat on it. He gets pinged on his pads. The English players appeal but the umpire does not raise his finger. 69.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Full-length ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it gently towards cover.69.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Full length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it back to the bowler.69.2 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, On a length, around off, some extra bounce this time off the deck. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend it out and does so with the outside edge.0.0 : Great gesture by David Warner. We saw plenty of reactions on his dismissal. First of all, he was dismayed, having picked out the only fielder in that direction in the ring. A meter either side of Broad and it would have been a boundary. He just stood there, looking at Stokes, then Labuschagne and then the ground. He trudged off, shaking his head but then, while walking back towards the dressing room, he showed a thumbs up to the entire crowd. And then, the icing on the cake – just when he was ab69.1 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Length and around off, Marnus Labuschagne defends it out watchfully.68.6 : Ben Stokes to Steven Smith, CLOSE! Back-of-a-length ball, on off. Steven Smith looks to block it away. The ball takes the inner half and falls just short of the short leg fielder. This was very close. 68.5 : Ben Stokes to Steven Smith, A sharp bouncer, on middle. Steven Smith ducks under it.68.4 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Short ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it behind square for a single.68.3 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back-of-a-length ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to pull it away. The ball hits him on his elbow. That’s nasty. 68.2 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Short and punished! Short ball, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it through square leg for a boundary. The runs are coming in thick and fast for the hosts.68.1 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Marnus Labuschagne moves back to the leg side and Stokes follows the batsman with a length ball. Marnus Labuschagne defends it to the leg side.67.6 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, FOUR! Smith takes on the short ball and gets his first boundary of the innings. Back of a length, on off. Smith swivels on the back foot and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.67.5 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, Fuller and on off, Smith defends it back to the bowler. Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, NO BALL! Full length and on off. The ball stays low after hitting the deck. Smith does well in the end to dig it out. The umpire signals a no ball, as the bowler oversteps.67.4 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, On a length, on off. Steven Smith blocks it to point.67.3 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, Length and on off. Smith gets behind the line and blocks it out solidly.67.2 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, A length ball, on off stump. Steven Smith blocks it out solidly.67.1 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, Good-length ball, outside off, nips in a bit. Steven Smith shoulders his arms to it.66.6 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, around off. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it towards square leg. The batters take two.66.5 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.66.4 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Short and on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it out.66.3 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Just falls in front of the keeper. Marnus Labuschagne gets lucky this time. Stokes serves it back of a length, around middle and leg. He stays back, swivels and looks to pull it away. The ball comes in contact with the ball and deflects off his shoulders in front off the keeper, which is why all the pace goes off. Jos Buttler tries to charge in front of him, but all the English hope dies, as the ball lands on the ground.66.2 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Top Shot! Marnus Labuschagne moves to 78 now. A short ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne rides the bounce well and smacks it through square leg for a boundary.66.1 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, around middle. Marnus Labuschagne stays back and pulls it towards square leg for a couple. Marnus Labuschagne had to cover a lot of ground for the second run, as Ben Stokes was a wall standing in middle, on his way back. 65.6 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, Full-length and on off. Steven Smith gets slightly squared up this time. He defends it to the off side.65.5 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, Smith gets squared up now. A length ball, around off. Smith looks to work it to the leg side. The ball takes the outer half and goes towards point.65.4 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, Full length and on middle. Steven Smith clips it to mid-wicket.0.0 : Ollie Robinson (11-5-25-0) is back on.65.3 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, Some sound but not off the blade. A length ball, around off. Smith comes across and looks to defend it out but misses. The ball goes off the top end of the pad and into the keepers mitt’s. A stifled appeal by the bowler but the umpire shows no interest.65.2 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, Good-length ball, outside off, Smith looks to defend it out but misses.65.1 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne rides the bounce and pulls it to deep square leg for a single.64.6 : Ben Stokes to Steven Smith,  A short ball to end the over on middle. Steven Smith ducks under it and end of a successful over from Ben Stokes. Ben Stokes to Steven Smith, NO BALL!  A short ball, on off. Steven Smith ducks under it. Ben Stokes oversteps and the umpire calls it a No Ball. Ben Stokes to Steven Smith, A short ball, on off. Steven Smith ducks under it comfortably.64.4 : Two Tests, two 90s for Warner. Both occasions, Stokes was a part of his dismissal. It was a catch in the first game and takes a wicket this time. Interestingly, after that catch was taken, Stokes went on his knees and quickly asked the umpire – was it a no ball? The umpire shook his head and the Big Ben was relieved. So will be the whole of England. They have been waiting for this for what – nearly 6 hours!64.5 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, A bouncer again and around leg. Marnus Labuschagne gets across and pulls it to fine leg for a single.64.4 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Shorter length and around leg. Marnus Labuschagne lets it go.64.3 : Ben Stokes to Steven Smith, A short ball, around off. Steven Smith pulls it to mid-wicket for a single.64.2 : Who will walk out now? It is Steven Smith who comes out at number 4.  Ben Stokes to David Warner, OUT! CAUGHT! David Warner misses out on another century! A short ball, on off. David Warner cuts it hard but straight to Stuart Broad at covers. He takes a fine flat catch and David Warner has to walk back. David Warner is disappointed and he deserved a century after playing so well throughout the day. Stuart Broad was the only fielder there and David Warner finds him perfectly.64.1 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, FOUR! Just five needed now for a century! A short ball, on middle. David Warner pulls it aerially towards backward square leg for a boundary.63.6 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller on leg. Worked to square leg.63.5 : Joe Root to David Warner, Shorter length, on off. Pushed to covers for a single.63.4 : Joe Root to David Warner, Slower in the air on middle. Defended off the front foot.63.3 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller on middle. Marnus Labuschagne works it to square leg for another single.63.2 : Joe Root to David Warner, Flatter and on leg this time. Warner tucks it to backward square leg for a single.63.1 : Joe Root to David Warner, Fuller on middle. Warner defends this off the front foot towards the on side.62.6 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, going down leg. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone for the keeper. 9 runs off it, Australia is starting to accelerate here. 62.5 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Shorter length again, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne backs away and slaps it to mid on.62.4 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Another boundary and Australia are getting a move on here! Back of a length, around off. Marnus Labuschagne backs away and smashes it through covers for another boundary.62.3 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, Shorter length, around leg. Pulled to fine leg for just a single this time.62.2 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, FOUR! A full ball this time and David Warner takes full advantage of it. A fuller ball, on off. David Warner drives it this time aerially over cover-point for a boundary.0.0 : Ben Stokes (9-1-21-0) is back on now. Will he be able to find the breakthrough? England need to make inroads into the gap before it gets too late.62.1 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, A bouncer, outside off. David Warner lets it go comfortably.61.6 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Two boundaries in the over! A short ball again by James Anderson on off. Marnus Labuschagne stays deep in his crease and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.61.5 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Shorter length again on off. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it to square leg.61.4 : James Anderson to David Warner, Back of a length, outside off. Warner cuts it to deep point for a single.61.3 : James Anderson to David Warner, Back of a length, outside off. Warner lets it go.61.2 : James Anderson to David Warner, FOUR! A shorter length this time and punished! A short ball on middle. David Warner gets back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a boundary.61.1 : James Anderson to David Warner, A length ball and angling into leg from ’round the wicket. David Warner looks to defend but gets hit high on the pads.60.6 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Good leave to end the over! A good-length delivery and around off. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders his arms to this one.60.5 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Another length ball, around off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it go again.60.4 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A length delivery, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.60.3 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend but the ball hits his gloves as it takes off from a length.60.2 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, A full ball, on middle. Warner drives it past mid on. Ben Stokes running from mid off cuts it off and the batters run three.60.1 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, A length ball, on middle. Warner nudges it to square leg.59.6 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Just short of the mid off fielder! Length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to drive but the ball hits high on his bat and goes to Ben Stokes at mid off, on the bounce.59.5 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Short of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne punches it to wide of mid off but Ben Stokes there moves across quickly and prevents the single.59.4 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller in length, just outside off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it straight back to the bowler. James Anderson does well to bend down and stop the ball.59.3 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, angling in from middle. Marnus Labuschagne presses forward and pushes it to mid on.59.2 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne stays back, rides the bounce well and punches it past the cover region for a couple of runs.59.1 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, BEATEN! Excellent delivery! Good-length ball, angling in from outside off and curling away late. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend but the ball whistles past his outside edge.58.6 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Length ball, around off and shaping away late. David Warner presses forward to defend but it goes off the inner half of the blade towards mid-wicket.58.5 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, A bit fuller this time, around off. David Warner presses forward and blocks it to cover.58.4 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, On a length, around off. David Warner prods and keeps it out.58.3 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Banged in short, around off. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it in front of square and collects a run.58.2 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.58.1 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Short of a length, around middle and leg. David Warner tucks it to wide of mid on and takes a single. Marnus Labuschagne wanted the second run but was sent back by Warner.57.6 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Another maiden over from Anderson! Back of a length, around off. Marnus Labuschagne hangs back and guides it to the slip cordon, on the bounce.57.5 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, darted on the pads. Marnus Labuschagne nudges it to mid-wicket.57.4 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Short of a length, around middle. Marnus Labuschagne turns it to square leg.57.3 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Short of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne stays back and blocks it out.57.2 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length delivery, around off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it to cover.57.1 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, around off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it out off the back foot.56.6 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Length ball, outside off and curling away late. David Warner leaves it alone.56.4 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, around leg. Marnus Labuschagne tucks it to square leg.56.5 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, angling in from off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it back past the bowler. It is Ben Stokes yet again who chases the ball and the batters take three more runs.56.3 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Another ball, fuller in length, outside off. David Warner drives it past the mid off fielder. Ben Stokes gives it a chase and the batters take three runs.56.2 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Top effort from Ben Stokes at mid off to save a certain boundary! Length ball, outside off. David Warner drives it back past the bowler. Stokes cuts it off by running to his left from mid off and saves a couple of runs for his side.56.1 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Good-length ball, outside off. David Warner lets it through to the keeper.55.6 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Short of a length, way outside off. Marnus Labuschagne hangs back and leaves it alone for the keeper to collect.55.5 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length delivery, angling in from outside off. Marnus Labuschagne stays back and defends it towards point.55.4 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Another ball, shorter in length, just outside off. Marnus Labuschagne stays back and blocks it out.55.3 : James Anderson to David Warner, Back of a length, around off. David Warner stays back and works it behind square on the off side for a run.55.2 : James Anderson to David Warner, Short of a length, around off. David Warner hangs back and blocks it.55.1 : James Anderson to David Warner, Good-length ball, outside off. David Warner prods and punches it to wide of the deep point fielder for a couple of runs.54.6 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Full and on off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it to extra cover. Cannot find the gap. Only 2 runs off it.54.5 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Another dot now! On a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne comes across and shoulders his arms to it.54.4 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Full-length ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne flicks it towards mid on.0.0 : Who will start from the other end? Chris Woakes it is.54.3 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne shuffles across and clips it to the leg side.54.2 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Length and on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it back to the bowler.54.1 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne inside-edges it towards square leg for a brace.53.6 : James Anderson to David Warner, A couple now! First runs of the final session. A length ball, outside off. David Warner punches it towards deep point. The batters collect a brace.53.5 : James Anderson to David Warner, Good-length ball, outside off, nips in a bit late. Warner leaves it alone for the keeper.53.4 : James Anderson to David Warner, On a length, around off, Warner defends it back to the bowler with full face of the bat.53.3 : James Anderson to David Warner, Good-length ball, angled into the batter. David Warner defends it to the leg side. 53.2 : James Anderson to David Warner, Full length and on off. Warner drives it to extra cover but straight to the fielder.0.0 : We are back for the last session on Day 1! English players walk out and they are followed by David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne who walk out to bat for Australia. James Anderson to start with the ball.53.1 : James Anderson to David Warner, Anderson starts from ’round the wicket. Length ball, on off. Warner defends it out solidly.52.6 : … Day 1, Session 3 … Yet another session where English bowlers tried hard but did not get the result they desired. England started with bowling good disciplined lines and lengths and a short ball ploy by Stokes nearly worked against Marnus Labuschagne but Jos Buttler behind the stumps failed to latch onto it. They kept bowling hard lengths and created few chances but failed to get the breakthrough as David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne piled on the runs. The post-Tea session is known to help bowlers a bit more i A good session for Australia despite some good bowling by English bowlers they have managed to play out the whole session without losing a wicket. Marnus Labuschagne looked iffy against the short ball and almost gave away a wicket at the start of the session but luckily for him the catch was dropped. David Warner at the other end played some adventurous shots and got to his fifty and eventually, Marnus Labuschagne also got more comfortable as they notched up a century partnership. Australia ar Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Quicker and short, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne stays back and blocks it out watchfully. That will be Tea on Day1!52.5 : Joe Root to David Warner, Short and on middle. David Warner pulls it to square leg for a single.52.4 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Full and on leg, Marnus Labuschagne clips it to square leg for a single.52.3 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Tossed up, full and on off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it to cover but straight to the fielder.52.2 : Joe Root to David Warner, Short and around off. Warner cuts it towards point for a single.52.1 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Floated, full and on off. Marnus Labuschagne pushes it through covers for a single.51.6 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, Full and on off. Warner prods and defends it into the pitch. Ollie Robinson to David Warner, NO BALL! Angled into the pads, Warner clips it through square leg. The batters collect a brace. Ollie Robinson oversteps and the umpire signals a no ball. 51.5 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, Full length and on off. David Warner punches it to point but straight to the fielder.51.4 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, Length and outside off, Warner leaves it alone for the keeper.51.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, FIFTY for Marnus Labuschagne! He has delivered yet again in this series and would love to take it to three digits. Fuller and on off. Marnus Labuschagne leans forward and drives it through mid off. The batters take three runs.51.2 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, BEATEN! A peach of a delivery. Good length and on off, nipping away. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend it out but gets beaten at the outside edge.51.1 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good length and on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it to cover. 50.6 : Joe Root to David Warner, On off, defended out solidly.50.5 : Joe Root to David Warner, BEATEN! Some turn now, even Warner is surprised. Looped up, full, around off. The ball turns away and beats the outside edge as Warner presses forward to defend it out.50.4 : Joe Root to David Warner, Floated, full and around middle. David Warner looks to go for the reverse-sweep. The ball takes the shoulder of the blade and bounces to his left. It was going towards the stumps and Warner was worried, as he turns and looks to put it away but luckily for him the ball stops near the pole.50.3 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Three runs this time! This one just goes past the leg slip. Floated, on the pads. Marnus Labuschagne stays back and looks to flick it towards fine leg. The ball goes off the shoulder of the blade and past Ben Stokes at leg slip. The batters take three before the fielder cuts it off.50.2 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, A couple now! Floated, around leg. Marnus Labuschagne gets low and sweeps it to fine leg. The batters collect a brace now.50.1 : Joe Root to David Warner, Darted on the pads, David Warner clips it through mid-wicket for a single.49.6 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Full ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders his arms to this one.49.5 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, Shorter in length, around leg. David Warner tucks it to fine leg and the batters cross for a single.49.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller in length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne presses forward and drives it past Ben Stokes at mid off. Stokes chases it and the batters take three runs. A round of applause in the crowd, as Marnus Labuschagne takes his tally to 2000 Test runs.49.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A well-directed bumper, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it in front of square past the diving mid-wicket fielder for a couple of runs.48.6 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Banged into the deck, around middle and leg. Marnus Labuschagne rocks back, rides the bounce nicely and pulls it along the ground towards deep square leg for one.49.2 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.49.1 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A bumper, around off. Marnus Labuschagne gets behind the line of the ball to block it but it hits his glove and the ball pops out onto the deck.48.5 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Banged into the deck, way outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.48.4 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Banged into the deck, around leg. David Warner swivels and pulls it to deep square leg for a run.48.3 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Short of a length, around off. David Warner blocks it out.48.2 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Full ball, outside off. David Warner drives but finds the mid off fielder.48.1 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Back of a length, outside off. David Warner stays back and punches it past the cover fielder for a couple of runs. That brings up the 100-run partnership between Warner and Labuschagne!47.6 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Short of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.47.5 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A bit fuller this time, just outside off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it to cover.47.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it through to the keeper.47.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, nipping back in from off. Marnus Labuschagne pushes it to mid on.47.2 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length ball, jagging back in from off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it out.0.0 : Ollie Robinson (8-4-13-0) is back into the attack.47.1 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.46.6 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Broad bangs it into the deck, around middle. David Warner ducks underneath watchfully.46.5 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Short of a length, outside off. David Warner shoulders arms to this one.46.4 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Good-length ball, angling in from middle. David Warner blocks it out.46.3 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Length ball, down leg. David Warner misses his flick.46.2 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Sloppy from Haseeb Hameed at square leg. Full ball, darted on the pads. Marnus Labuschagne flicks it and Hameed at square leg does not stop the ball cleanly. The ball goes past him and the batters take three runs.46.1 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Overpitched ball, around off. Marnus Labuschagne digs it out back to the bowler.45.6 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Back of a length, around off. David Warner gets behind the line of the ball and defends it to cover.45.5 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Length ball, just outside off and going on with the angle. David Warner leaves it alone.45.4 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend but it goes off the thick edge past the gully fielder for a brace. Australia bring up their 100!45.3 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, BEATEN! Top delivery from Woakes! A length delivery, around off and shaping away late after landing. Marnus Labuschagne looks to block but the ball zips past his outside edge.45.2 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length ball, angling in from middle. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it out.45.1 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Full ball, outside off. David Warner stays back and drives it past the cover fielder. Haseeb Hameed there gives it a chase and slides in front of the ropes to keep it to three.44.6 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A good-length delivery and around off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it go this time.44.5 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A full ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it straight to mid off.44.4 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends this off the back foot onto the turf.44.3 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, On a length and angling into middle. Marnus Labuschagne works it to short mid-wicket.44.2 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it go.44.1 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Full ball, on middle. David Warner just lifts this over mid off but doesn’t time it well. The fielder from mid off cuts it off and the batters run three. Good running.43.6 : Stuart Broad (7-2-17-1) comes back into the attack. Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A good-length ball, around off. Marnus Labuschagne pushes forward to defends and gets a thick outside edge to backward point. The batters take a couple before the fielder cuts it off.43.5 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on off. Solidly defended off the back foot again.43.4 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on off. Defended off the back foot.43.3 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Easy pickings! A full toss, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne just flicks it through square leg for a boundary.43.2 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Thick edge found but safe! A length ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend this off the fornt foot but gets a thick outside edge and just short of gully.43.1 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, around off. Marnus Labuschagne prods and pushes it back to the bowler.42.6 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Stokes bowls this from ’round the wicket and shorter around leg. Marnus Labuschagne works it to backward square leg for a single.42.5 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Another shorter length delivery on off. Marnus Labuschagne gets back and defends it to mid-wicket.42.4 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne is right back to defend this one.42.3 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, This time he pitches it up a little. Marnus Labuschagne defends this without much foot movement this time.42.2 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne rides the bounce and defends it to the on side.42.1 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne gets across and defends it to short leg.41.6 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Back of a length, on off. Warner defends this off the back foot onto the turf.41.5 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A half-chance there! A length ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne pushes it to backward point and sets off for a single. David Warner is late to respond and then runs towards the danger end. There is a shy at the striker’s end but the fielder misses. Warner is anyway inside his crease.41.4 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, On a length, around off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.41.3 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball and angling into off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it to the on side.41.2 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length and around off. The ball seams away a little after pitching and beats the outside edge of Marnus Labuschagne’s blade as he looks to defend.41.1 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A good-length delivery and around off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.40.6 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, A short ball, around off. Warner lets it go this time.40.5 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, A short ball and down the leg side this time. Warner lets it go.40.4 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, Back of a length, on middle. Warner defends this off the back foot towards the on side.0.0 : DRINKS! Australia have managed to survive the first hour after Dinner without losing any wickets. The English seamers have been unable to get the edge into play, only Anderson got somewhere close to it. They have kept the pair quiet but could not capitalize on it. The visitors would hope to grab a few wickets before going into the break. 40.3 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, FOUR! Another boundary and another half-century for Warner! A short ball, on leg. Warner pulls it to deep backward square leg for a boundary.40.2 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, A good short ball this time by Stokes on middle. Warner sways away from the line of the ball this time.40.1 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, FOUR! David Warner gets it away for a boundary! A short ball on middle. David Warner backs away and slaps it over extra-cover for a boundary.39.6 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length ball, outisde off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it sail past him and into the keeper’s mitts.39.5 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller, on leg, Marnus Labuschagne nudges it towards square leg. 39.4 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone for the keeper.39.3 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A dot this time! Length ball, around off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it to cover.39.2 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, A single now! A length ball, around off. David Warner punches it towards point. Haseeb Hameed misfields which allows Warner to get to the other end.39.1 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Back of a length, around the hips. David Warner clips it through mid-wicket for a brace. 38.6 : Chris Woakes (4-3-5-0) is back on. Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Another short ball, sliding down leg. Marnus Labuschagne does not chase this one either. 38.5 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Silly mid on comes into the play now! Back of a length, going down leg, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.38.4 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Stokes continues to bowl the short delivery. This time on off. Marnus Labuschagne hops yet again and blocks it out. 38.3 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne hops and blocks it out.38.2 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Short ball, around leg. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it towards short mid on.38.1 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Slightly short, on the body. Marnus Labuschagne hops inside the crease and defends it to short leg off the inner half.37.6 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, 5 runs off it. Full, around middle and leg. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to square leg for a single.37.5 : Joe Root to David Warner, Full and around off. David Warner drives it to sweeper cover for a single.37.4 : Joe Root to David Warner, Up and over! Tossed up, full and on off. David Warner comes down the track and chips it over mid off. Ben Stokes gives it a chase and pulls the ball back in play and keeps it down to a brace.37.3 : Joe Root to David Warner, Floated, full and on middle. David Warner prods and blocks it back to the bowler.37.2 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Tossed up, full, around middle and leg. Marnus Labuschagne clips it to square leg and gets across for a single.37.1 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Way down leg, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.36.6 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, Slightly fuller but wide outside off, David Warner leaves it watchfully. Stokes has only one game-plan and that is to bowl short. England need to find some more ways to trouble the batters.36.5 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, A sharp bouncer this time, outside off, this one flies off the deck. David Warner leaves it alone.36.4 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, Back of a length, around middle and off. David Warner stands tall and pulls it to mid-wicket. Not in the gap though.36.3 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, Stokes comes ’round the wicket for the left-hander. Short ball, around off. David Warner leans back and lets the ball go through to the keeper.36.2 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, A single now! Back of a length, on the body, Marnus Labuschagne stays back, hops and nudges it to square leg. He gets across for a single. Surely, he is finding it difficult to negotiate against Stokes and will be happy to go to the other end.36.1 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on the fourth stump line. Marnus Labuschagne gets behind the line and blocks it out. 35.6 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Tossed up, around off, Marnus Labuschagne drives it towards mid off for a single. A good over for the hosts. 6 runs off it.35.5 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Flighted full and on middle. Marnus Labuschagne tucks it to the leg side.35.4 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Floated, down leg. Marnus Labuschagne misses his flick. 0.0 : Joe Root (1-0-2-0) brings himself into the attack.35.3 : Joe Root to David Warner, Tossed up, full and outside off. Warner drives it through cover for a single.35.2 : Joe Root to David Warner, Looped up, around off, Warner presses forward and defends it out.35.1 : Joe Root to David Warner, FOUR! David Warner showing his intent against the spinner. Overpitched, around off. David Warner shimmies down the pitch and creams it through cover for a boundary.34.6 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, A short ball on middle to end the over. Marnus Labuschagne ducks under it.34.5 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne gets back and defends it towards the on side.34.4 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on off. Defended off the back foot towards short leg.34.3 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, DROPPED by Jos Buttler! A short ball, around leg. Marnus Labuschagne gets back and looks to pull but gets a glove on that one. The ball goes to the left of Jos Buttler and he dives but ends up dropping it. He took a spectacular catch early on but could not swallow this one.34.2 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, A short ball from ’round the wicket and angling into leg. Warner pulls it to fine leg for a single.34.1 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, Back of a length, on leg. Warner defends this off the back foot towards the on side.33.6 : Ben Stokes (4-0-10-0) is back into the attack. He replaces Ollie Robinson. James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, around off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it off the back foot back to the bowler.33.5 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.33.4 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on off. Defended off the front foot onto the turf.33.3 : James Anderson to David Warner, Back of a length, outside off. Warner pushes it off the back foot to deep point for a single.33.2 : James Anderson to David Warner, Ohh..beaten! A good-length ball, around off. Warner pushes his bat at it but the ball beats the outside edge of his blade.33.1 : James Anderson to David Warner, A length ball, outside off. Warner lets it go.32.6 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on middle. Defended off the front foot towards mid on.32.5 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Just over the head of Stuart Broad at square leg! A short ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne pulls it aerially and just over the diving effort of Broad at square leg for a boundary.32.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne defends this off the front foot towards the on side.32.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on off. Defended off the back foot towards the on side.32.2 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends this off the back foot square on the off side.32.1 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on middle. Marnus Labuschagne nudges it to mid-wicket.31.6 : James Anderson to David Warner, A length ball and angling into middle. Warner turns it away towards the on side and calls NO.31.5 : James Anderson to David Warner, A length ball, on off. Warner defends it towards the off side from his crease.31.4 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, around off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it off the back foot towards backward point and gets a single.31.3 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, A good-length delivery and around off. Marnus Labuschagne defends this with soft hands and gets a thick edge to gully.31.2 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball and angling into off. Marnus Labuschagne defends this off the back foot towards the on side.31.1 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, On a length and around off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.30.6 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, BEATEN! A good-length delivery and around off. Warner looks to defend his from his crease but the ball seams away nicely to beat the outside edge of his blade.30.5 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, On a length, on off. Warner defends it solidly off the back foot onto the turf.30.4 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, Back of a length, on off. Warner pushes it off the back foot to short cover.30.3 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, Back of a length, on off. Warner gets back and defends it to cover-point this time.30.2 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, A length ball, on off. Warner defends it off the front foot towards the off side.30.1 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, A length ball, on middle. Warner defends it watchfully from his crease.29.6 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length delivery, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone. This is Anderson’s fifth maiden over of the innings!29.5 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, BEATEN! Another jaffa! This is a good-length ball, around off and curling away late. Marnus Labuschagne looks to block but the ball beats his outside edge and goes to the keeper.29.4 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it through to the keeper.29.3 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Short of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it for the keeper to collect.29.2 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Top delivery! Length ball, angling in from outside off and straightening after landing. Marnus Labuschagne prods and looks to defend but the ball goes past his outside edge.29.1 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, around off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it off the front foot.28.6 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, FOUR! Width on offer and David Warner pounces on it! This is shorter in length, way outside off. Warner stays back and cuts it past the backward point fielder for a boundary.28.5 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Leg bye! Length ball, darted on the pads. Marnus Labuschagne misses his nudge to the leg side and gets hit on his pad. The ball rolls away behind square on the leg side for a leg bye.28.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length ball, just outside off and straightening just that little bit after pitching. Marnus Labuschagne does not offer any shot to it.28.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Short of a length, well outside off. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders arms to this one.28.2 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Banged in short, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne ducks underneath watchfully.28.1 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off and nipping back in sharply. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone and the ball goes just above off pole. A good leave in the end!27.6 : James Anderson to David Warner, Fuller in length, around off. David Warner defends it to the cover region.27.5 : James Anderson to David Warner, FOUR! Nicely done! Length ball, outside off. David Warner prods and carves it past the cover fielder for a boundary.27.4 : James Anderson to David Warner, Good-length ball, outside off. David Warner lets it be.27.3 : James Anderson to David Warner, Good-length delivery, angling in late from middle. David Warner looks to leave it but the ball hits him high on his thigh. A stifled appeal but the umpire shakes his head,27.2 : James Anderson to David Warner, Back of a length, outside off. David Warner leaves it alone.27.1 : James Anderson to David Warner, A stifled appeal for LBW but the umpire is not interested! Good-length ball, on leg. David Warner misses his flick and gets hit high on his pad.26.6 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, way outside off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it through to the keeper.26.5 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A bit fuller this time, around off and angling in late. Marnus Labuschagne gets behind the line of the ball to block it.26.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length delivery, around off and shaping away a bit. Marnus Labuschagne looks to block off the front foot but it goes off the outer half of the blade towards backward point.26.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, way outside off and jagging back in late. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders his arms to this one.26.2 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length ball, just outside off. Marnus Labuschagne pushes it to cover off the front foot.0.0 : Ollie Robinson to bowl from the other end. 26.1 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, Length ball, around middle. David Warner turns it to wide of mid on and takes off for a single. James Anderson there does well to keep it to just one.25.6 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, A maiden over to start the second session! Good-length ball, around off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it onto the deck, off the back foot.25.5 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, around off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it off the back foot.25.4 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length delivery, around leg. Marnus Labuschagne tucks it to mid-wicket. 25.3 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Short of a length, around middle. Marnus Labuschagne gets right behind in his crease and blocks it solidly towards mid on.25.2 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off and nipping away slightly. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders his arms to it.25.1 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Anderson starts with a length ball, angling in from middle. Marnus Labuschagne prods and pushes it to mid on.24.6 : The second session is set to begin. The England players stride out and take the field. Followed by David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne who walk out to bat for the hosts. James Anderson to start with the ball. … Day 1, Session 2 … What a bowling show by the visitors! Unlike the first game, the bowlers aren’t being taken for aplenty. James Anderson and Stuart Broad’s inclusion has provided a lot of control with the ball for the visitors. It was Stuart Broad who drew the first blood in his 150th Test match. Later, Ollie Robinson and Chris Woakes joined the attack and probed good lines and lengths but did not find any success. Surely, the seamers made the batters earn the runs here. At the fag end of the session, Ben Right then. Will the hosts be able to up the ante in the second session? Or will the England bowlers continue to cause trouble? Do join us in a short while to find out. Another exciting session awaits which will begin at 5.10 pm local (6.40 am GMT). It has been a good session of Test cricket. We witnessed some good battles between the two sides. A slow start for the hosts on Day 1, but England have done well to not leak away many runs. They have conceded just 45 runs from 25 overs and also got the wicket of Marcus Harris. Runs for Warner and Harris came at a slow pace. It was not the start the hosts had envisioned for themselves. The latter though got slipped out as he went to attack a delivery down leg and Buttler came out with a spectacular to catch to send him back. No one can have any complaints about that one. Although, Warner has had an impact in the first hour of the session, not with the blade but because of the threat he possess, England lost two reviews as they looked to take him out early, but that wa Ben Stokes to David Warner, Short of a length, around off. David Warner blocks it off the back foot towards cover and yells ‘NOOO’. That will be Dinner on Day 1!24.5 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, Shorter in length, outside off. David Warner lets it go through to the keeper.24.4 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, Play and a miss! A bouncer, outside off. David Warner looks for a pull shot but he fails to get any bat on it.24.3 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, A well-directed short ball, around middle. David Warner pulls it to square leg, on the bounce.24.2 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Banged in short, around leg. Marnus Labuschagne swivels and pulls it along the ground to fine leg for a single.24.1 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Another bumper, around middle. Marnus Labuschagne ducks well underneath.23.5 : Joe Root to David Warner, Tossed up, on a length, outside off. David Warner blocks it off the front foot.23.6 : Joe Root to David Warner, Flatter and quicker, outside off. David Warner looks to cut but he misses and the ball goes past his outside edge.23.4 : Joe Root to David Warner, Flatter ball, on middle and turning away. David Warner looks to turn it to the leg side but he gets a leading edge which falls towards the point region.23.3 : Joe Root to David Warner, Flatter ball, on middle. David Warner defends it off the front foot.23.2 : Joe Root to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller in length, around middle. Marnus Labuschagne prods and drives it to wide of mid off for a brace.23.1 : Joe Root to David Warner, Tossed up, outside off. David Warner drives it to wide of cover and collects a single.22.6 : Joe Root comes into the attack now.  Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Banged in short, around middle. Marnus Labuschagne ducks underneath.22.5 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, NASTY! Stokes bangs it into the deck, around middle. Marnus Labuschagne gets into awkward tangle and decides to leave it in the end. He gets hit on his ribs.22.4 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Short ball, around off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to block but he gets hit high on his bat.22.3 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.22.2 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Just wide of the slip fielder! Banged into the deck, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne stays back and looks to ramp it over the slip cordon but he does not middle it and it goes past the diving first slip fielder and into the fence.22.1 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Banged into the deck, around middle. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it out off the back foot.21.6 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Short ball, down leg. David Warner sways away from the line of the ball.21.5 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Back of a length, outside off. David Warner lets it through to the keeper.21.4 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Good-length delivery, outside off. David Warner leaves it alone.21.3 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Broad comes over the wicket and hurls a full ball, on off. David Warner blocks it off the front foot.21.2 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Length ball, on off. David Warner blocks it out.21.1 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, FOUR! Nicely done! Banged in short, around middle. David Warner anticipates the bumper, stays back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.20.6 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Stokes goes back to over the wicket and bowls it fuller this time, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.20.5 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Short of a length, around middle and leg. Marnus Labuschagne pushes it to mid-wicket.20.4 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Stokes comes ’round the wicket this time and hurls a good-length ball, on leg. Marnus Labuschagne tucks it to mid-wicket. Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, NO BALL! Banged into the deck, yet again around middle. Marnus Labuschagne ducks underneath watchfully. Stokes oversteps and the umpire signals a no ball.20.3 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Stokes serves a back-of-a-length delivery, around middle. Marnus Labuschagne gets right back in his crease to defend this one out.20.2 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Short of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders arms to this one. Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, NO BALL! Ben Stokes oversteps! Back of a length, around off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it out. Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Wide! A bumper, way outside off and over the batter’s head. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone. Wided!20.1 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, Banged into the deck, around leg. David Warner stays back and swivel-pulls it to deep square leg for a single.19.6 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Full and on leg, Warner tucks it to mid-wicket and scampers through for a single. 5 runs off it. 19.5 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Good-length ball, outside off. Some fly off the seam. David Warner is happy to not chase it.19.4 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Short and on the fourth stump line. David Warner shoulders his arms at it. 19.3 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, FOUR! David Warner gets on the act now and gets his second boundary of the game. Fuller and on the pads. David Warner clips it through mid-wicket. Chris Woakes gives it a chase but the ball wins the race to the fence.19.2 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Full-length ball, on the stumps. David Warner blocks it out watchfully. David Warner hasn’t been his normal aggressive, maybe it is becuase he knows his record against Stuart Broad. 19.1 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Touch fuller and around off. David Warner presses forward and blocks it onto the deck. 18.6 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Just a single from this over! Nicely bowled by Stokes. A length ball, angled into the pads. Marnus Labuschagne stays back and blocks it towards short mid-wicket.18.5 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on the body, Marnus Labuschagne hangs back and defends it to the leg side.18.4 : Ben Stokes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone for the keeper.18.3 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, A length ball, around off. Warner works it to the left of the gully fielder off the outer half. The fielder dives to his left and makes a half stop. The batters cross for a single.18.2 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, Slightly short and outside off. Warner cuts it to point, but not in the gap.0.0 : Ben Stokes comes into the attack.18.1 : Ben Stokes to David Warner, Stokes starts with a full-length ball, on off. Warner digs it out watchfully.17.6 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Oh dear, Stuart Broad beats him again. Marnus Labuschagne needs to be a little careful now. Good-length ball, on the fourth stump line. Marnus Labuschagne comes across and looks to block it out and gets beaten yet again, as the ball zips past the outside edge. Stuart Broad did everything right here, but was unable to get the edge into play. Brilliant over by him.17.5 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Absolute beauty! Marnus Labuschagne gets beaten again. On a length, around off, nipping away. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend it out but the ball beats the outside edge. 17.4 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, BEATEN! A fuller-length delivery, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne prods and looks to drive it through cover. The ball goes through to the keeper.17.3 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Some movement this time! Good-length ball, outside off. The ball nips away off the seam. Marnus Labuschagne misses his attempt to defend and the ball goes past the outside edge. Stuart Broad to David Warner, NO BALL! Overpitched, around middle and leg. David Warner plays the on drive towards long on and the batters run three before the fielder cuts it out. The umpire signals a no ball, as the bowler oversteps.17.2 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Much better this time from Stuart Broad! A length ball, on off. David Warner presses forward and blocks it back to the bowler.0.0 : Stuart Broad (4-2-4-1) comes back to bowl. He replaces Chris Woakes.17.1 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Stuart Broad serves a short ball, outside off. David Warner stays back and cuts it hard towards point. Haseeb Hameed is positioned well to collect the ball.16.6 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne gets across and blocks it out. Another maiden for England. It has been a good battle. 16.5 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Length and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone for the keeper.16.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A sharp bouncer, wide of off stump. Marnus Labuschagne ducks under this one.16.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, around off, nipping in off the deck. Marnus Labuschagne inside-edges it onto the pads as he looks to defend it out off the front foot.16.2 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone for the keeper.16.1 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on the pads, Marnus Labuschagne stays back and flicks it to square leg.15.6 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Another maiden for Chris Woakes. On a length, around off. Warner helps it towards cover-point.15.5 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Fuller and on off. David Warner drives it towards cover but straight to the fielder.15.4 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Back of a length, outside off, David Warner shoulders his arms to it.15.3 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Touch short, outside off, Warner cuts it to backward point but Hameed does well to stop it.15.2 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Full-length ball, around off. David Warner creams the drive towards cover. Dawid Malan gets low to his left and stops it brilliantly. 15.1 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Fuller, on the pads, David Warner flicks it to mid-wicket but straight to the fielder. 14.6 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Length and outside off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it go to the keeper. Another great over by Ollie Robinson and another maiden for him.14.5 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller and outside off, Marnus Labuschagne drives it towards mid off.14.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Short and on off. Marnus Labuschagne remains solid in his defense.14.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne defends it solidly.14.0 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Brilliant leave by Marnus Labuschagne in the end. Length ball, pitching outside off. Marnus Labuschagne was ready to play at it, but the ball nips in a long way. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders his arms and gets pinged above the pads. Missing the stumps clearly. No appeal and just “Ooohhs” and “Aahhss” from the slip cordon.14.1 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders his arms to it. He is not dealing with any ball outside off. 13.6 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Outside off, left alone by Warner. 5 runs coming off the over.  Chris Woakes to David Warner, WIDE! A sharp bumper, on leg. David Warner ducks under it. The umpire signals a wide due to the height. 13.5 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Length and on top of off. David Warner defends it on the front foot.13.4 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, FOUR! David Warner gets the first boundary of the game. Chris Woakes serves it short and outside off. David Warner rides the bounce and cuts it through covers for a boundary. 13.3 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, A length ball, around middle and leg, nipping in off the deck. David Warner looks to defend it out but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 13.2 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Back of a length, around off, shaping away from the left-hander. David Warner shoulders his arms.13.1 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Good length and on off. Warner stays back and defends it out solidly. 12.6 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, around middle and off, on the stumps. Marnus Labuschagne defends it towards short mid on. A maiden over for Ollie Robinson now.12.5 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length ball, around middle. Marnus Labuschagne squares up and defends it back towards the bowler, showing the full face of the bat. 12.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, on top of off. Marnus Labuschagne stays inside the crease and defends it watchfully.12.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Ollie Robinson serves a length delivery, on the fourth stump line. Marnus Labuschagne stays back and shoulders his arms to it. 12.2 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A fuller length and on off. Marnus Labuschagne stands back and defends it to cover. 12.1 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it towards mid on. 11.6 : DRINKS! The first hour of the day belongs to the visitors! The English bowlers have been right on the money with the pink ball and they have kept things really tight in the middle. Things don’t look good for Australia as David Warner doesn’t seem to be at his best and the rib injury looks to be bothering him. Chris Woakes to David Warner, Fuller and on off. David Warner hangs back and defends it onto the pitch. Another maiden for Chris Woakes.11.2 : Joe Root opts for a review yet again! The English players look confident! Was there any bat involved in it? The Hot Spot shows that there was a mark on the back pad and the TV umpire doesn’t overturn the on-field decision.11.5 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Good-length ball, outside off. David Warner shoulders his arms.11.4 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Back of a length, outside off. Warner leaves it alone for the keeper.11.3 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Outside off, left alone by Warner.11.2 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, NOT OUT! After several replays of the Hot Spot. The third umpire says, it was inconclusive, as they could not make a difference if it hit the pad or bat first. David Warner survives the review. A length ball, around leg, the ball straightens a bit. David Warner looks to defend it out but misses and gets hit on the pads. Chris Woakes appeals but the umpire is unmoved. The RTS shows that the pad is being hit, but it is inconclusive, as the bat is very close11.1 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Touch short, around middle and leg. David Warner blocks it back to the keeper.10.6 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, This one stays a little low. Touch fuller, around middle and leg. The ball stays low off the deck. Marnus Labuschagne gets some bat on it and digs it out.10.5 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Length and on off, Marnus Labuschagne blocks it out watchfully.10.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, On a length, outside off. Lifts off the seam with some inward movement. Marnus Labuschagne moves back in time and leaves it for the keeper.10.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good-length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone for the keeper.10.2 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Two more! If it was a direct hit, Marnus Labuschagne could’ve been in trouble. Fuller and on the pads, Marnus Labuschagne flicks it to square leg. He calls for two, the fielder collects the ball and throws it at the keeper, who clips the bails. Marnus Labuschagne’s dive saves him this time. The batters get two runs in the end.10.1 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A full-length ball, on the pads, Marnus Labuschagne clips it through mid-wicket. The batters take two comfortably. Marnus Labuschagne wanted the third run as well but Warner sent him back smartly, as the fielder was already on the ball.9.6 : Ollie Robinson comes into the attack now. He replaces James Anderson. Chris Woakes to David Warner, Woakes starts with a maiden over! A length ball, around off. David Warner defends it solidly towards cover.9.5 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Fuller in length, outside off. David Warner drags it to mid on.9.4 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Length ball, darted on the pads. David Warner misses his flick and gets hit high on his pads.9.3 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Good-length ball, outside off. David Warner lets it through to the keeper.0.0 : Chris Woakes comes into the attack now. He replaces Stuart Broad.9.2 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Back of a length, around the fourth stump channel. David Warner shoulders arms to this one.9.1 : Chris Woakes to David Warner, Full ball, outside off. David Warner looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge to the leg side.8.6 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, around off. Marnus Labuschagne presses forward and defends it to cover.8.5 : James Anderson to David Warner, Finally, David Warner is off the blocks! Full ball, around off. Warner pushes it back to the bowler who half-stops it and the ball goes towards mid off. Warner scampers through for a single and gets off the mark on his 20th delivery.8.4 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller in length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne prods and drives it past the mid off fielder. The batters take three runs.8.3 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, A stifled appeal for LBW but the umpire is unmoved! This was a good-length ball, jagging back in from off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to leave it but the ball hits him high on his pad.8.2 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller in length, way outside off. Marnus Labuschagne lets it through to the keeper.8.1 : James Anderson to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.0.0 : Review taken by Marcus Harris for LBW. The original decision is out. The hot spot shows no bat is involved and same with the RTS. The Ball Tracker shows the ball is missing the wickets by a long way, going over the stumps. Marcus Harris survives. The review has worked in their favour and Harris lives another day.7.5 : Joe Root takes a review for caught behind! The hot spot shows no bat is involved. RTS shows there is no spike as the ball passes the blade. The Ball Tracker shows the ball is missing the wickets. The original decision of not out stands. England lose a review here.7.6 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, NOT OUT! David Warner escapes! Good-length delivery, around off and angling in sharply. Warner looks to block but he misses and gets hit high on his pad. Stuart Broad appeals and the umpire says no. England opt for a review but the Hawk Eye suggests that the impact is umpire’s call and the wickets is missing. The on-field decision remains!7.5 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Marnus Labuschagne is up and running! Full ball, angling in from middle. Marnus Labuschagne drives it past the mid on fielder and the batters take three runs.7.3 : Marnus Labuschagne comes in at number 3. 7.4 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.7.3 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! What a catch from Jos Buttler behind the sticks! England get their breakthrough and they are delighted! Broad bangs it into the deck, around leg. Marcus Harris stays back and looks to hook it behind square on the leg side but he gets a feather and Jos Buttler behind the sticks dives full stretch to his right and takes a stunner! This is a much-deserved wicket for Stuart Broad and the English bowlers finally get their reward!7.2 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, On a length, nipping back in from off. Marcus Harris defends it to mid on.7.1 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, Length ball, on off. Marcus Harris blocks it out.6.6 : James Anderson to David Warner, BEATEN! Top delivery from the veteran! David Warner is yet to get off the mark! Good-length ball, around off and shaping away late. Warner looks to defend but the ball beats his outside edge.6.5 : James Anderson to David Warner, Length ball, angling in from middle. David Warner defends it watchfully.6.4 : James Anderson to David Warner, Length ball, around off. David Warner looks to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes to the backward point region.5.6 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, NO BALL! Good-length ball, on off. Marcus Harris blocks it out. No ball called as Stuart Broad oversteps.6.3 : James Anderson to David Warner, Back of a length, around off. David Warner covers the line of the delivery and blocks it.6.2 : James Anderson to David Warner, Short of a length, on off. David Warner sits back and pushes it to cover.6.1 : James Anderson to David Warner, On a length, around middle. David Warner defends it out.5.6 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, Good-length ball, around leg. Marcus Harris tucks it to square leg.5.5 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, Length ball, around off. Marcus Harris looks for a booming drive but it goes off the inside half of the bat towards mid on. After seeing the review. Marnus Labuschagne is elated by the decision. He is seen punching the helmet in the pavilion. 5.4 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, Full ball, down leg. Marcus Harris misses his flick.5.3 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, Full ball, outside off. Marcus Harris looks to drive but it goes off the inner half of the blade to mid-wicket.5.2 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, NOT OUT! Marcus Harris survives! That is a good review from Harris! This was a full ball, around off and jagging back in sharply. Harris looks to block but he misses and gets rapped in front. Broad appeals and the umpire raises his finger. Harris opts for a review and the Hawk Eye suggests that the ball would have gone down leg so the on-field decision is overturned!5.1 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, Fuller in length, way outside off. Marcus Harris shoulders arms to this one.4.6 : James Anderson to David Warner, Good-length delivery, outside off and shaping away late. David Warner leaves it alone watchfully.4.5 : James Anderson to David Warner, On a length, around off. David Warner gets behind the line of the ball and defends it to cover.4.4 : James Anderson to David Warner, Back of a length, outside off. David Warner shoulders arms to this one.4.3 : James Anderson to David Warner, That is a peach of a delivery! Good-length ball, around off and curling away late. Warner stays back and looks to defend but the ball zips past his outside edge.0.0 : Stuart Broad got the better of David Warner 7 times out of 10 during the 2019 Ashes Test series. David Warner could only rack up 35 runs against the seamer. The most awaited battle is back on now and Broad has been all over Warner. He has already struck him a couple of times on the pads at the start of the day. 4.2 : James Anderson to David Warner, Short of a length, outside off and shaping away. David Warner lets it through to the keeper.4.1 : James Anderson to David Warner, Good-length ball, around the fourth stump and moving away late. David Warner leaves it alone.3.6 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, Broad goes fuller this time, around off. Marcus Harris plays an on drive but finds James Anderson at mid on.3.5 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, Back of a length, way outside off. Marcus Harris sways away from the line of the delivery.3.4 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, Fuller in length, way outside off. Marcus Harris does not offer any shot to this one.3.3 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, A loud shout for LBW but the umpire says no! Good-length ball, around off and jagging back in late. Marcus Harris looks to block but gets an inside edge onto his pad.3.2 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, Good-length ball, around leg. Marcus Harris looks to flick but misses and gets hit on his thigh pad.3.1 : Stuart Broad to Marcus Harris, Back of a length, nipping back in sharply from off. Marcus Harris looks to leave it but the ball jags back and hits him high on his pad.2.6 : James Anderson to Marcus Harris, First runs on the board for Marcus Harris and Australia! Anderson hurls a full ball, on the pads. Harris flicks it past the mid on fielder and the batters take three runs.2.5 : James Anderson to Marcus Harris, Back of a length, around off. Marcus Harris gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it out.2.4 : James Anderson to Marcus Harris, Shorter in length, outside off. Marcus Harris lets it be.2.3 : James Anderson to Marcus Harris, Short of a length, outside off. Marcus Harris lets it through to the keeper.2.2 : James Anderson to Marcus Harris, A bit fuller this time, outside off. Marcus Harris shoulders arms to it.2.1 : James Anderson to Marcus Harris, BEATEN! Good-length delivery, around off and shaping away late. Marcus Harris looks to defend but the ball zips past his outside edge.1.6 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Back-to-back maiden overs! This is a good-length ball, way outside off. David Warner sways away from the line of the ball. Australia yet to get off the mark.1.5 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Fuller in length, outside off. David Warner prods and drives it to cover. Cannot find the gap though. Warner was quick to pass on the message to Harris by a loud “NO”.1.4 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Length ball, nipping back in from off. Warner blocks it back to the bowler.1.3 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Full ball, around off. David Warner pushes it back to the bowler.1.2 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Length ball, down leg. David Warner misses his flick and Jos Buttler moves to his right behind the sticks to gather the ball.1.1 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, A huge appeal for LBW but the umpire is not interested! Broad comes ’round the wicket straightaway and hurls a length ball, around middle which angles in late. David Warner sits back and shoulders arms to this one. He gets hit high on his pad. Top start from Stuart Broad.0.6 : Stuart Broad to bowl from the other end. James Anderson to Marcus Harris, A maiden over to start the proceedings in this pink-ball Test! Length ball, way outside off. Marcus Harris does not offer any shot to this one.0.5 : James Anderson to Marcus Harris, Good-length delivery, ouside off and going on with the angle. Marcus Harris shoulders arms to this one.0.4 : James Anderson to Marcus Harris, A bit fuller this time, around off. Marcus Harris defends it to cover.0.3 : James Anderson to Marcus Harris, Back of a length, on middle. Marcus Harris blocks it out.0.2 : James Anderson to Marcus Harris, BEAUTY! Movement early on for James Anderson! Length ball, around off and curling away late. Marcus Harris has a tentative poke at it but the ball goes past his outside edge.0.1 : James Anderson to Marcus Harris, Anderson starts with a good-length ball, outside off. Marcus Harris leaves it alone.0.0 : The game is set to begin. The England players stride out and take the field. Followed by David Warner and Marcus Harris who walk out to open for Australia. James Anderson to steam in with the new ball. Here we go… Joe Root, the captain of England, is in for a chat. He says, they would’ve batted first as well. Adds, it looks like a good surface. Mentions, Stuart Broad comes in and marks his 150th Test match, while Jack Leach has been left out. Ends by saying, it is a brave call and hope the seamers can make use of the conditions. Steven Smith, the stand-in skipper of Australia, says that they will bat first. Adds that it is a huge honour for him to lead his country. Tells that it looks like a typical Adelaide day-night pitch which has plenty of grass on it. Mentions that Cummins and Hazlewood are big losses for them but they are excited to see what Jhye Richardson and Michael Neser can do. England (Playing XI) – Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson (In place of Mark Wood), Stuart Broad (In place of Jack Leach). Australia (Playing XI) – David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (C), Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (WK), Michael Neser (In place of Pat Cummins), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson (In place of Josh Hazlewood).  TOSS – The coin goes up and lands in favour of Australia. They have elected to BAT first. UPDATE – Stuart Broad is being presented his 150th Test cap from the veteran James Anderson. So both Broad and Anderson will be playing this pink-ball Test match. … Day 1, Session 1 … Hello and a warm welcome to all! It is time for the second Ashes Test match between Australia and England. The Ashes 2021-22, started off with a bang, it was a dominating performance by the hosts, and they have taken a 1-nil lead in this series. This game will be a pink-ball Test match. England will need a rub of the green to level the series. As history suggests, England have never won an Ashes series in Australia after losing the first Test match since 1954-55. Are you really telling me Pat Cummins is captaining the side for the first time ever? He looked a natural in that role. Along with a flying start to the captaincy, Pat Cummins ran riot with the ball in the first innings and crowned his captaincy with a five-wicket haul. The visitors were bundled out for 147. It was then a master-class by Travis Head, which took the game away from England. After coming of off a nine-wicket victory over the visitors, Australia cannot afford to sit back, because t England struggled to put on an exhibition with the bat in both the innings. They were forced to reshuffle their squad coming into this game, and why wouldn’t they? This time they have made sure to involve James Anderson in their 12-man squad. Four years ago, Anderson played a day-night game at Adelaide and racked up a five-wicket haul. The visitors would hope the pacer can replicate this and make the ball dance on his tunes. Their batters need to make sure to stick around in the middle and fo UPDATE – Big news coming in from Adelaide is that Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the second Test as he has come in close contact with a Covid case. Michael Neser is set to replace him and it will be Steven Smith who will be leading the side in Cummins’ absence. Michael Neser is set to make his debut and receives the baggy green from Glenn McGrath.

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