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England v Australia 3rd Test Melbourne Cricket Ground Day 1 Stump England 185 Australia trailing by 124 runs


Australia v England Boxing Day Test: The Australians, who had won the first two Tests, dominated England on the first day of the third Test in Melbourne. Hosts Australia have tightened their grip on the third Test thanks to a strong bowling performance. England, who decided to bat after losing the toss, were bowled out for 185 in the first innings. By the end of the first day’s play, Australia had lost 1 wicket and scored 61 runs. At stumps, Marcus Harris returned unbeaten on 20 and Nathan Lyon on 00. At the same time, David Warner was dismissed for 38 runs. Australia are now just 124 runs behind England.

England, led by Joe Root, batted first and scored 185 for the loss of 10 wickets in 65.1 overs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. In the first day’s play, the Australians chased down the target, losing 1 wicket in 16 overs for 61 runs. Openers Mark Harris (20) and Nathan Lyon (0) will open the match on the second day. In the first innings, Australian openers Harris and David Warner put on a brilliant 57-run stand to open the innings. Warner was then dismissed for 38 off 42 balls by England fast bowler James Anderson.

Australia captain Pat Cummins took three wickets for 36 runs in 15 overs with his aggressive bowling, dismissing the first three England batsmen. He dismissed openers Haseeb Hameed (0), Jack Crowley (12) and David Malan (14). Mitchell Starc also took two wickets for England captain Joe Root (50) and Johnny Bairstow (35). Spinner Nathan Lyon sent Jose Butler, Oli Robinson and Jack Leach back to the pavilion. He took three wickets for 36 runs in 14.1 overs.

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