England fast bowler Jofra Archer continued to win friends – on and off the field – on Friday. He returned a ball to the crowd during the third Ashes Test, prompting cries of ‘Arise, Sir Jofra’.
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) August 23, 2019
Ball continued to dominate bat, as Australia assumed command on day three at Headingley. The bowlers again reaped the rewards the bowlers haven’t this series – and England’s 67 all out on Friday typified this.
The total is the 18th lowest in the history of the Ashes rivalry – and England’s eighth smallest in the same contest.
What Archer started with a telling six-wicket haul on day one, seamer Josh Hazlewood continued with an impressive five-for 24 hours later.
Australian David Warner, meanwhile, weathered a topsy-turvy performance. Having overcome a four single-figure failures in the series so far with a redemptive half-century on Thursday, Warner perished for a duck on Friday. He was, again, seamer Stuart Broad’s victim – a familiar theme lately. Warner, too, held four catches. He had dropped three opportunities at Lord’s.
Australia moved to 171 for six, for a lead of 283. The South African-born Marnus Labuschagne, who has struck three consecutive half-centuries, will resume on 53 not out on day three.
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