Ashes 2021-22 Highlights Day 2 Boxing Day Test: Australia vs England: England 31/4, trails by 51 runs at stumps

Ashes live Score 2021-22: Get the live updates, commentary, highlights and more from day two of the Boxing Day Test between Pat Cummins' Australia and Joe Root's England at the Gabba.

Scott Boland of Australia is congratulated by teammates David Warner and Mitchell Starc after taking a catch to dismiss Jos Buttler of England.

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England’s earnest dressing-room discussions about improving shot selection failed to bear fruit on Sunday’s opening day of the third Ashes cricket Test, as shambolic batting delivered a Boxing Day feast of wickets for Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

England faces more “honest” discussions after it was bowled out for 185 on Sunday. Australia reached 61-1 at stumps.

Admittedly England, humiliated in a 275-run defeat in Adelaide, faced a tough task to bounce back on Sunday. Australia captain Pat Cummins won the toss and invited under-siege England to bat first on a green-tinged, seaming MCG pitch.

Full report here

Australia XI: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (captain), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland.

England XI: Joe Root (captain), Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonathan Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson.

 

 

SQUADS

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (w), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Swepson

England: Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (w), Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Dominic Bess, Ollie Pope, Rory Burns, Craig Overton, Daniel Lawrence

WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH ASHES 2021-22 AUSTRALIA VS ENGLAND?

The match will be telecast LIVE on the Sony Sports Network and will be available for live streaming on the SonyLIV app from 5 AM IST.