Ashes 2019, Leeds Test: England for 67 runs in the first innings on the second day, Australia’s position strong

England vs Australia

Hosts England was bowled out for 67 runs in response to 179 runs in Australia’s first innings on the second day of the third Test of the Ashes, being played in Leeds. This is England’s 12th lowest score in an innings, while against Australia it is the lowest since 1948.

Due to the fatal bowling of Joe Hazlewood, the visiting team got a lead of 112 runs on the basis of first innings. By the end of the second day’s play, Australia has scored 171 runs losing 6 wickets and their total lead has been 283 runs.

England had a very poor start in response to 179 runs in Australia’s first innings. The English team looked in front of the Kangaroo fast bowling. The team got the first two setbacks on a score of just 10. Opener Jason Roy was the victim of Pat Cummins scoring 9 runs. The next batsman, Captain Root, returned to the pavilion after opening Josh Hazlewood.

The fall of the wickets of the team started from the beginning and the whole team collapsed for 67 runs in just 27.5 overs. Joe Denley scored the highest 12 runs for England and no other batsman could even touch the double-digit. From Australia, Josh Hazlewood took the maximum 5 wickets. In addition, James Pattinson and Pat Cummins took 2 and 3 wickets respectively.

Australia also had a poor start in the second innings and both openers returned to the pavilion to score 36. When David Warner became a victim of Stuart Broad without opening the account, Marcus Harris was 19 and bowled by Jack Leach.

The next batsman Usman Khawaja’s poor form continued and he was dismissed for 23 runs on a score of 52. This was followed by Marnus Labushen’s 45 for the fourth wicket with Travis Head (25) and a 66-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Matthew Wade (33).

Captain Tim Paine became the last batsman to be dismissed without opening an account at a score of 164. Marnus Labuschen 53 * and James Pattinson 2 * are unbeaten at the crease till Stumps.