Ashes Day Four LIVE: Joe Root hurt in the warm-up after being hit in the abdomen by a ball… with Australia poised to set England enormous fourth-innings target
England are staring down the barrel of another Ashes defeat with Australia well set to hand visitors a daunting fourth-innings chase.
Yet another batting collapse from Joe Root’s men saw them bundled out for just 237 in reply to Australia’s 473 for nine declared.
The hosts then reached 45 for one at stumps on day three, a lead of 282 runs and with David Warner the only man out after a mix-up with Marcus Harris.
Follow Sportsmail‘s JACK BEZANTS for live coverage as the second Ashes Test enters Day Four, including build-up and over-by-over updates.