England bowled out for 236 before Australia end day 3 with a lead of 282

(Cricket news) England started day 3 on 17/2 and were bowled out for 236. They did manage to get a breakthrough before stumps but are now massively behind in the game. 

Joe Root and David Malan walked out to bat and stitched together a 100 run partnership for the 2nd game in a row. Malan in particular was very hasty and at one point was looking to swing at any ball that had width. The partnership was broken by Cameron Green as his outswinger got Root's outside edge. Green was troubling the England skipper with his fourth stump line before he succumbed. Malan lost his wicket just 6 overs later as Mitchell Starc got rid of him. Nathon Lyon joined the party as he picked up the wicket of Ollie Pope. Jos Buttler continued his bad form as he edged Starc's ball to 1st slip.

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Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes put together 43 runs before Woakes was cleaned up by Lyon's off spinner. The veteran spinner wasn't done then as he trapped Ollie Robinson in front. Stokes tried to attack with only two wickets left but ended up playing Green's ball onto the stumps. James Anderson and Stuart Broad got some blows on the helmet and on the body from the England bowkers. Starc picked up his 4th wicket of the innings by getting rid of Broad. England were bowled out for 236 which was 237 runs less than Australia's total.

Despite having the option, Steve Smith didn't enforce the follow on and out walked David Warner and Marcus Harris to face Broad and Anderson under the lights. The openers negotiated well and put 41 runs together. The ball was swinging a fair bit but the pair played well before a miscommunication led to Warner getting run-out just before stumps. Michael Neser was given the job of night watchman and managed to survive. Australia are now 45/1 with a lead of 282 runs. England are pretty much out of the game and need a minor miracle to save this Test and the series. Broad and Anderson would have to come through. 


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