Australia and England are currently locking horns in the third Test of the ongoing five-match Ashes series at Headingley, Leeds. Having won the first two Tests, the visitors are leading the series 2-0.
Earlier, in the ongoing Test, England won the toss and elected to field first, putting Australia, led by Pat Cummins, to bat. Initially, the hosts’ decision seemed to pay off as their pacers dismissed Australia’s top order cheaply.
However, Australia’s all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who replaced Cameron Green, turned the tide with a breathtaking century, wresting the advantage from England.
The 31-year-old unleashed an onslaught on the English bowlers, hammering 118 runs from just 118 balls, including 17 boundaries and four sixes.
However, in the 52.1st over, Chris Woakes managed to dismiss him with a well-pitched delivery that induced an inside edge onto his back thigh. The ball looped towards the slip cordon, where Zak Crawley made no mistake and safely caught it.
Meanwhile, there is an unfortunate development in the England game, as fast bowler Ollie Robinson has experienced a back spasm, ruling him out from taking any further part in today’s match. He couldn’t manage to take any wicket in 11.2 overs he bowled.
As of the time of writing, Australia’s score reads 254 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 58.2 overs. England’s bowling duo of Mark Wood and Chris Woakes has been exceptional, taking four and three wickets respectively, while Stuart Broad has contributed with two wickets.