Root & Malan Fight Back In Brisbane

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A century partnership from Dawid Malan and captain Joe Root saw England fight back on Day 3 in the 1st Ashes test in Brisbane.

Morning Session

Resuming on 343/7, the hosts would move the score to 391 before Mitchell Starc would be caught out on the square leg boundary by Rory Burns off the bowling of Chris Woakes for 35 before Nathan Lyon would lob one up to Ollie Robinson off the bowling of Mark Wood (pictured below) for 15. Travis Head would be the final man out, bowled by Wood, for 152 off 148 balls with Josh Hazlewood (0) the not out batsman.

England would see out the 8 overs before lunch with Haseeb Hameed and Burns sitting on 13 and 10 respectively.

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Afternoon Session

Similar to the first innings, England would lose an opener off the final ball of the first over after the break with Burns gloving the ball through to Alex Carey for 10 off the bowling of Pat Cummins without adding to the 10 he managed in the first session as Hameed would be caught behind off the bowling of Starc for 27. Dawid Malan and Joe Root moved the score to 107 at tea, finishing 35 and 26 respectively.

Evening Session

It was all England in the final session of the day with Malan and Root (pictured below) batting for the complete session, finishing the day with 80 and 86 respectively with their partnership unbroken currently standing at 159.

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ENG 147 (50.1 overs) & 220/2 (36 overs), AUS 425 (104.3 overs)

Australia A vs England Lions – Day 2

Resuming on 13/3, the visitors moved to 19 before James Bracey would be caught by Usman Khawaja off the bowling of Michael Neser (pictured below) for 5 with Josh Bohannon caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Mitchell Marsh for 22. Matt Fisher would also be caught by Khawaja off the bowling of Mitchell Swepson for 9 before Harry Brook would be caught by Steketee off the bowling of Neser for 17.

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Ben Foakes would be caught by Matt Renshaw off the same bowler for 12 before Liam Norwell would be bowled by Swepson for 8. Dom Bess would be the final man out, bowled by Neser, for 15 – the Aussie seamer finishing with figures of 5/29.

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Henry Hunt would be the only wicket to fall for the hosts, caught behind by Foakes off the bowling of Fisher, for 40 with Bryce Street (pictured below) and Renshaw sitting on 76 and 34 not out respectively.

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AUS 213 (70.5 overs) & 158/1 (52 overs), ENG 103 (43.3 overs)

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