Ashes 2019: England's Headingley victory has shifted momentum, claims Broad

Ashes 2019: England's Headingley victory has shifted momentum, claims Broad

Ashes 2019: England's Headingley victory has shifted momentum, claims Broad

Steve Smith continued his outstanding Ashes form, striking an unbeaten 60 as Australia recovered from another failure by their openers to reach 170-3 at the close of the rain-affected first day of the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford on Wednesday. "I'm sure when Steve comes in Jofra will be in (England captain) Joe Root's ear wanting the ball", Broad said. But it was the absence of Australia's key batsman Smith that paved the way for England's triumph after he was ruled out due to a concussion suffered when he was hit on the head by Archer's bouncer in the previous Test.

"The pitches have been in our favour with the new ball so I don't want to take too much credit that I've out-thought him or anything - it's the fact that it's been a really good time to bowl with that new ball".

"I think on most surfaces now, if you can get them into day 4 and 5, the spinners play a huge role", Paine said.

Australia now boast both the number one Test batsman and bowler in the world, with Pat Cummins leading the bowling charts since February. They obtained to 286/9, still requiring 73 runs for an unlikely victory.

"Well, I can't get him out if he wasn't there", Archer said following his six-wicket grab at Headingley.

Michael Vaughan, the 2005 Ashes series-winning England captain, recently took to Twitter in order to share with fans some of his suggestions for the England and Australia team as they prepare for the upcoming fourth Ashes 2019 Test at Manchester. Marnus Labuschagne, Smith's concussion substitute at Lord's, has made three successive Test fifties since his unexpected promotion into the side and retains his place with Usman Khawaja being dropped to make way for Smith " s return.

Warner has become Broad's bunny in this Ashes as the southpaw as has been dismissed five times by the right-arm pacer thus far in seven outings. He followed that up with a 92 at Lord's before being felled by a short ball from England fast bowler Jofra Archer.

But Ben Stokes came to the rescue for England.

Labuschagne, however, was eventually bowled by a nip-back ball from seamer Craig Overton, the only change to England's side, having faced 128 balls including 10 fours.

Australia is on the verge of finally unleashing former pace spearhead Mitchell Starc on the Ashes, with the fiery left-armer's reverse swing mastery set to give him the edge over Peter Siddle ahead of the decisive fourth Test.

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