Fresh COVID-19 scare haunts Ashes

AUS vs ENG Live Score: Fresh COVID-19 scare haunts Ashes, Joe Root's England need miracle to save test: Follow Day 4 pink-ball Test Live Updates
AUS vs ENG Live Score: Fresh COVID-19 scare haunts Ashes, Joe Root’s England need miracle to save test: Follow Day 4 pink-ball Test Live Updates

AUS vs ENG Live Score – Day 4 Adelaide LIVE – Host Australia has been so dominant for first 3 days that only a miracle can save Joe Root led England from another defeat in Ashes. Australia have taken a huge 282-run lead with nine wickets in hand going into the 4th day. Can Root and company fightback? Follow Ashes 2021 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Australia have nine wickets in hand and two days to play. Hosts’ second innings score read 45/1 with Marcus Harris (21*) and Michael Neser (2*) on the crease.

AUS vs ENG Live Score: Harris & Neser resume Australia inns, Joe Root’s England need miracle: Follow Day 4 pink-ball Test Live Updates

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Australia 2nd Innings 45/1 (17 ov)

David Warner runout (Jos Buttler / Stuart Broad) 13 38 1 34.21
Marcus Harris Not out 21 59 3 35.59
Michael Neser Not out 2 6 33.33
Extra 9 (b 0, w 0, nb 1, lb 8)
Total 45/1 (17)
Yet To Bat Marnus LabuschagneSteven SmithTM HeadC GreenAT CareyMitchell StarcNathan LyonJA Richardson

9:15 AM IST: Joe Root won’t take the field- England captain Joe Root will not be on the field at the start of play today after being hit in the abdomen during throw downs in the warm-up before play. He is currently being assessed by the England medical team.

8:45 AM IST: COVID-19 scare haunts Ashes– A fresh Covid drama has engulfed the Ashes with a BBC staff who interviewed England’s Dawid Malan testing positive, reported Fox Sports. Sources said that as the journalist was wearing a mask there is no issue with Malan. Meanwhile, Commentators from other networks have been asked to stay in their hotel until the situation becomes clearer.

In the last session of the day, Aussies bowled out England for 236. Visitors who were in control in the first session found themselves in a deep hole after losing 8 wickets for 86 runs this afternoon.

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Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc bagged seven wickets combined as England suffered yet another collapse on Day 3 after Dawid Malan’s 80 and Root’s 62. On Day 4, England need miracles to restrict Australia.

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Nathan Lyon celebrates the wicket of Chris Woakes, Australia vs England, 2nd Test, The Ashes, Adelaide, 3rd day, December 18, 2021

Dawid Malan and Joe Root top-scored for England with innings of 80 and 62 respectively. Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were the only other batters for visitors to reach the double-figure mark.

For hosts, Mitchell Starc starred with the ball as he scalped four wickets, while Nathan Lyon bagged three. Cameron Greem returned with two wickets while Neser with one.

AUS vs ENG Live Score: Fresh COVID-19 scare haunts Ashes, Joe Root’s England need miracle to save test: Follow Day 4 pink-ball Test Live Updates

Australia returned to bat in the final session and their batters spent tricky 17 over-stretch as England failed to start their fightback. The lone wicket of David Warner was courtesy a needless mix-up between the openers. The tidy fielding by Stuart Broad made sure that the only chance doesn’t go begging for the English side.

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Mitchell Starc had Haseeb Hameed caught behind, Australia vs England, The Ashes, 1st Test, 3rd day, Brisbane, December 10, 2021

Mitchell Starc returned with 4/37 while Nathan Lyin bagged 3/58 to wreak England. Starc was of full praise for his wrecker partner.

“Nathan is a fantastic first-class bowler, he has been world-class for a long time. He knows what he is doing no matter what the colour of the ball,” Mitchell Starc said.

AUS vs ENG Live Score: After Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc heroics, can Joe Root & Co fight back? Follow Day 4 pink-ball Test Live Updates

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“For us quicks to bowl in partnership with him was pretty key in how we went in the second session. He is a big part of our bowling attack,” Starc added.

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