The ashes are heating up, with Ollie Robinson becoming Enemy No. 1 in the Australian camp – and the Pat Cummins bowling rocket in the UK. LIVE TRACKING.
And the action on the field was equally thrilling, with Pat Cummins and Scott Boland wowing visitors with a 22-ball strike last night.
England started Tuesday with a 35-run lead and looked to Joe Root for another inspired hit.
Welcome to our Wednesday coverage of the First Ash Test.
20:35: BROOK CANCELING LYON IN REFUND MISSION
Nathan Lyon is joining the attack, and Harry Brook greets him with a four-point cut, and assists it with a sweep for a similar result.
This will be a fascinating battle.
Lyon won the match on day one when Brook was knocked out by one of the more bizarre chases you’ll see in cricket – the ball rolled onto the thigh pad, nearly hit the hitter and then turned around. back to the tree.
But Brook was arguably Bazball’s finest, bursting onto the stage and instantly becoming one of cricket’s finest.
He signaled his intentions by getting past Lyon’s first 13 games this morning.
20:35: CLICK! CUMMINS CASTLES POPE
Pat Cummins has great delivery there!
Full and cornered, Ollie Pope had no chance as Cummins pierced his defense with a bolt of lightning.
It’s the first game of the day, and Australia desperately needs it – because England have started to thrive, mainly through Joe Root.
The Pope has passed away at the age of 14 and he looks pretty upset with it. England lost three, with an 84th lead.
And replacing was Harry Brook, when Cameron Green joined the attack for the first time in this round.
8.25: HOW LONG WILL AUSTRALIA SAVE LYON?
England’s lead rose rapidly this morning, with Joe Root taking the game to Australia with a combination of superb moves (beautiful dribbles) and sloppy dribbles. smack (no less volley shots for six men).
And he’s about to knock Scott Boland out of the attack. Boland had a rough opening day in Edgbaston, before looking like normal for a brief stint under cloudy skies last night.
But on a warm day, he looks vulnerable again and Root is on the attack – with Boland’s first two passes going to last 26.
How long until Nathan Lyon is called up by captain Pat Cummins? There’s no doubt Lyon will be under a huge load of work today, and with Moeen Ali and Joe Root in his place, he looms like the key to Australia.
It won’t be long before he is asked to warm his fingers.
20:05: GREAT ROOT WARNING
If there is any doubt about Britain’s approach today, Joe Root has it removed after just one delivery.
On the first ball of the fourth day, Root attempted a backstroke that knocked Pat Cummins – a creative shot that notably yielded two sixs in his first inning century.
“I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that in Test cricket…” England great Kevin Pietersen offered.
It’s certainly a bold strategy. But that’s the Bazball way. British artists won’t let this game go astray.
In the sequel, Root picks it up again – and throws Scott Boland over the fence for six minutes, and then to a touchline at the next ball.
20:00: WEDNESDAY COME TO US!
A monster day of cricket Ashes awaits.
With yesterday’s rain we will have extended sessions and lots of cricket matches to go through, with 98 rounds scheduled.
And we are ready to ride the roller coaster again. No team can really come out on top in this game – even with England scoring close to 400 points on day one, it doesn’t feel like Australia is out of the competition in a bad shape, and the The next day brought more of the same.
England will start with Joe Root and Ollie Pope at the top, both yet to score and are 35 points ahead.
They will aim to speed up and apply soldering irons to Australia’s pitchers who will be hunting early hitters to cash in on their hard work from last night.
7:30 p.m.: ASHES GREAT’S WARNING FOR VILLAIN ENGLAND VILLAIN
Ashes’ great Australian Brad Haddin has issued a fair warning to British villain Ollie Robinson: to be punished for his third day’s ugly antics.
Robinson made headlines with his first-round heroic farewell to Usman Khawaja, where he shouted ‘f**k off you f**king pr**k’ at the end of the round. of Australians on 141.
Robinson also used England’s short-ball tactic against the Australian tailgaters, a strategy Haddin warned could come back to bite him and the British fast pitchers when it was time for Pat. Cummins and his speed allies must overcome the host’s lower order.
“I thought it was stupid (Robinson was sent off). I was thinking England and the way they play their cricket, this is not going to be part of the game,” Haddin told the Willow Talk radio program.
“But it won’t go unnoticed in the dressing room. Ollie chased the Australian in short-distance bowling at a distance of 123 km.
“It will be interesting… because Australia has the right to respond. Ollie Robinson, yes, he’s let his emotions overwhelm his reason here but it won’t go unnoticed by the Australian bowling gang.”
Short tackles have been effectively deployed in Ashes games in recent years, with Mitchell Johnson famously rocking England with speed and aggression in a career-defining series in 2013 -14.
And with speed enthusiasts Cummins, Scott Boland and Josh Hazlewood, Australia has the artillery to fire back at Robinson and the rest of England.
Haddin added: “I don’t think Usman really noticed what happened.
“But there will be a little word (in the dressing room), ‘keep that in mind, we will have the right to answer and have the opportunity to use our short ball’.
“They will remember it. They won’t talk too much about it, but just watch as Ollie comes in. The game will only raise the energy.
18:45: WEATHER UPDATE: DRY BUT NO RAIN
We’re just over an hour away from Wednesday’s first ball game, so it’s time for your all-important weather update.
After yesterday’s showers and delayed double downpours, fans will be thrilled to know that the rain will stop today – but Pat Cummins and his nimble bowling allies will be pleased because The air is dense with moisture.
It was encouraging for Australia’s quickness, after Cummins and Boland made the most of yesterday’s overcast conditions with a 20-minute ferocious attack that yielded goals for both. He opened the scoring.
Losing nearly two sessions on Tuesday will extend play by half an hour today and tomorrow, meaning the scheduled end time of 3:30 a.m. AEST – half an additional hour ahead of time. allowed to pass slowly during the day. So it looks like it will end at 4am tonight, for those who want to go away.
18h00: Train sled reveals Britain’s brutal plan
Australia’s tailballers are fastening their seat belts for an eventful summer.
For generations, Australia has been known as the cricket team that will mercilessly cut your tail… suddenly they’re watching themselves.
A sharp long throw from tempered British seam pitcher Ollie Robinson highlighted one area where England could have an edge over Australia in this series and will target mercilessly.
Robinson commented cheekily: “We said that when we got past (Pat) Cummins (in 8th place), we felt like they had three 11s. It’s something that we can target throughout the series and try to finish their plays pretty quickly and motivate us in our hits.”
He commented after Australia lost 4-14 at the end of the first inning of the First Test.
Nathan Lyon (one), Scott Boland (0) and Cummins (38) fell into short tackles that will no doubt become the norm for them for the rest of the series.
For generations, Australian pitchers such as Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne, Jeff Thomson and Mitchell Johnson have been known as great pitchers but now Australia will face challenges. own.
Australia’s long tail is one reason why the removal of Mitchell Starc, who has a UK average of 27, is such an important decision.
Australia fares well with Britain in most areas. Those are the younger and faster bowlers. Nathan Lyon is a superior spinner to Moeen Ali. Alex Carey features Jonny Bairstow as a glove-wearing athlete and not as short as a pitcher as many people think.
Australian players dominate the world rankings and Cameron Green’s numbers could beat Ben Stokes’ at the end of the series.
But with Mooen in eighth place with a batting average on the Test of around 28, England has a stronger tail on paper. – ROBERT CRADDOCK