The Ashes 2015 Highlights: Australia vs England 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights played on 29 July 2015. Aus vs Eng Day 1 Highlights at Birmingham. Watch Eng vs Aus Cricket Highlights on Wednesday.
Cricket Series: Australia vs England The Ashes 2015
Australia Squad: CJL Rogers, DA Warner, SPD Smith, MJ Clarke*, AC Voges, MR Marsh, PM Nevill†, MG Johnson, MA Starc, JR Hazlewood, NM Lyon
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The opening day of the 3rd Ashes test match between England and Australia was dominated by rain with less than 70 overs bowled before stumps were called with England in a strong position.
Michael Clarke won the toss for Australia and elected to bat first. His desicion soon backfired when David Warner was trapped lbw by Anderson with his score on 2, te deceison was reviews but replays showed that Warner was indeed out. Steven Finn who made his comeback to test cricket struck next to send Steven Smith back to the pavilion, and followed up soon after to get rid of the Australia Captain leaving them in tatters with the score on 34/3. Rogers and Voges got the innings back on track with a brief partnership before an excallent spell of bowling form Anderson saw him ripping the Australian middle to lower order to shreds. Anderson ended with figures of 6/47 as England Australia were bowled out for just 136 in the 37th over. Rogers was the only batsman to show any form of resistance, scoring 52 of Australia’s runs before he was dismissed by Stuart Broad.
England made a slow start, as Lyth and Cook were content on seeing off the new ball attack. Lyth ran out of patience, chassing a wide delivery from Hazlewood only to be caught at first slip with his score on 10. Cook and Bell counter-attacked well, batting at well over a run a ball before Cook can count himself desperately unlucky to be caught and short square legg by Voges off the bowling of Lyon. It was again Lyon that struck to send Bell back to the pavilion for a brish 53 off just 56 balls. Root and Bairstow were at the crease for England when stumps were called with England on 133/3 after 29 overs.