- July 29, 2023 23:35Day 3 report
- July 29, 2023 23:34Just in! Stuart Broad announces his retirement.
- July 29, 2023 23:08England 389/9 - Stumps
That will be stumps on day three. England has taken a 377-run lead, all scored today after losing nine wickets.
For Australia, Mitchell Starc took four while Todd Murphy got three.
Stuart Broad and James Anderson will be the overnight batters as England will try to stretch its lead by the 400-run mark.
- July 29, 2023 22:44England 375/8
Starc to Moeen, short ball and Moeen upper cuts it but gets caught on the boundary. England eight down.
- July 29, 2023 22:37England 373/7
Murphy to Wood, full and spins into the pads, Australians appeal and this time umpire raises the finger. However, Wood reviews it straightaway. Wickets missing and Wood survives! Two runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 22:28England 371/7
Starc to Woakes, length ball and Woakes tries to drive on the up, the ball goes into the air and straight to mid-off. OUT. Short ball and Moeen pulls it towards square leg, Steve Smith makes a flying dive but couldn’t stop the ball going away for four. Six runs in that over and a wicket. Wood clears his leg and smacks it straight but only for a single. Seven runs in that over and a wicket.
- July 29, 2023 22:25England 364/6
Murphy to Woakes, who comes onto the front foot to defend and the ball hits the pads. Australia appeals but umpire says not out. Cummins is interested and reviews it. Woakes is saved by umpire’s call on height. Not Out. Four runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 22:16England 360/6
Starc to Bairstow, and it struck him on the pads followed by a loud appeal by the Australians. Umpire says not out but Cummins reviews it. Ultraedge says there’s an inside edge and Bairstow survives. Two balls later, width on offer and Bairstow goes for it but gets an outside straight to the keeper. He’s out for 78. England six down.
New batter Chris Woakes flicks it towards mid wicket and tries to take a quick single but is sent back. He rolls down on the ground to get back. Survives. A wicket maiden.
- July 29, 2023 22:09England 358/5
Mitchell Starc with his short ball tactics to Moeen. First ball hits him on the helmet. Moeen pulls it, get a top edge, Hazlewood on the fine leg runs towards the ball but can’t grab it and the ball goes for four. Five runs in that over and a missed opportunity.
- July 29, 2023 22:04England 353/5
Murphy to Bairstow, and he bends his knees to sweep the ball towards the square leg region for four. Has been too easy for Bairstow here so far.
- July 29, 2023 21:57England 347/5
Starc to Moeen, full ball and Moeen drives it straight for four. Six runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 21:54England 340/5
Murphy to Moeen Ali, full and on the pads, and Moeen sweeps it for a four towards square leg. Four runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 21:50England 336/5
Has been comparitively a quiet session by England but the lead has been solid. Australia broke through the partnership between Bairstow and Root with the latter gettting out on 91. Bairstow is still there and he’s joined by Moeen Ali, who isn’t in his full fitness.
Current lead 324 runs.
- July 29, 2023 21:40England 333/5
Murphy back into the attack and Root is gone! The ball didn’t bounce as Root went for a drive. He gets an inside edge that crashes onto the stumps. Root out for 91! A terrific innings nevertheless. Started off aggressively and then switched to second fiddle with Bairstow. A single in that over along with a wicket.
- July 29, 2023 21:36England 332/4
With that double, hundred-run partnership between Bairstow and Root in 141 balls. Terrific stand this, with Bairstow being the aggressor among the two. Cummins to Root, short ball and Root opened his bat but wasn’t in full control of the shot but the ball still went over gully for four. He follows it with a classy cover drive for four. 11 runs off the over.
- July 29, 2023 21:29England 319/4
Cummins into the attack again. Only one run in that over.
Australian bowlers have bowled controled line and lengths, and haven’t let England break loose. Bairstow and Root are also taking things slow with ample amount of lead in hand.
- July 29, 2023 21:26England 318/4 in 62 overs
Only one run came in the last two overs. Pretty quiet out there at Oval.
- July 29, 2023 21:17England 317/4 in 60 overs
Mitchell Marsh into the attack. With that single, England brings up its 300-run lead. Full and on the pads by Marsh and Root clips it for four towards fine leg. His first boundary after 46 balls.
- July 29, 2023 21:06England 307/4
Murphy to Bairstow. Full and wide, and Bairstow smashes it towards covers for four. That brings up England’s 300. And a similar shot for similar result for Bairstow. Nine runs off it.
- July 29, 2023 21:01England 298/4
Hazlewood into the attack now and he’s welcomed by Bairstow with a stylish cover drive for four. That shot also brings up his fifty in 60 balls. He follows it with a cut towards deep third. Short of length, a bit of width, and Bairstow opens his bat for four. 10 runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 20:49England 283/4 in 54 overs
Murphy to Bairstow. Short and wide, Bairstow cuts towards point for four. First boundary of the session. Has been a pretty quiet start of the session so far.
- July 29, 2023 20:41England 272/4
Fifty partnership between Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root and it has come in just 66 balls.
- July 29, 2023 20:38England 270/4
Mitchell Starc from the other end. Just three runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 20:31England 267/4
Todd Murphy to start. Just two singles from that over.
- July 29, 2023 20:31Back for the third session
Players are out in the middle for the final session of the day. England has a lead of 253 runs. Joe Root is unbeaten on 61 while Jonny Bairstow is on 34 off 35.
- July 29, 2023 20:11England 265/4 - Tea
Three runs in that Cummins over and that will be Tea. Lead is now more than 250 now. England is cruising here despite losing three wickets in the session.
- July 29, 2023 20:04England 262/4 in 48 overs
Murphy to Bairstow. Full and Bairstow smacks it over bowlers’ head for four. Six runs in the over. England leads by 250 now.
- July 29, 2023 20:01England 256/4
Hazlewood to Bairstow. On the pads, full and Bairstow clips it towards fine leg for four. Easy pickings. 250-up for England as well. Bairstow cuts it over gully for four to end the over.
- July 29, 2023 19:58England 244/4
Murphy into the attack again. Two off the over.
- July 29, 2023 19:51England 242/4
Hazlewood to Bairstow. Width on offer and Bairstow punishes it for four towards backward point. Six runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 19:47England 236/4
Cummins to Bairstow. A bit wide and on a length, and Bairstow cuts it for four towards deep third. Six runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 19:40England 227/4
Cummins back on again. Five runs off the over.
- July 29, 2023 19:33England 222/4 in 41 overs
Josh Hazlewood replaces Starc. That’s a beauty from Hazlewood! Brook edges it to keeper. OUT! Back of the length and it moved away just a little off the pitch and Brook had no choice but to get bat on the ball. A single and a wicket of that over.
- July 29, 2023 19:24England 221/3
Fifty for Joe Root! And in just 42 balls with the help of eight fours and a six.
Murphy to Stokes. Full ball and the England captain tries to go over mid-on but gets caught! Stokes out for 42. End of the 73-run stand.
Harry Brook starts his innings with a SIX. Comes down the ground and smashes it over bowlers’ head. Nine runs and a wicket in that over.
- July 29, 2023 19:21England 212/2 in 39 overs
Starc to Root. Works it for a four. Next ball, gets an under edge, the ball bounces on the ground and over the keeper for a four! Short ball and Root upper cuts it for four! Three back-to-back fours! 13 runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 19:15England 199/2
Murphy to Stokes. On the pads and gently put away for four towards fine leg. Six runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 19:10England 193/2 in 37 overs
Starc to Root. Short and pulled away for four towards square leg. Easy pickings for him. Fifty partnership between Root and Stokes as well.
- July 29, 2023 19:04England 189/2
Todd Murphy is introduced again. Stokes tried to reverse sweep on the last ball but misses it. Three runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 19:01England 186/2
Mitchell Starc is back again. Four runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 18:56England 182/2
Marsh into the attack. Root brings out his reverse scoop and hits him for a SIX! Length ball on off stump and he times it perfectly, as he often does, for a maximum. Follows it with a four towards fine leg! Full toss, easy pickings for him.
- July 29, 2023 18:46England 163/2
Hazlewood to Root. Another beautifully timed shot for four towards midwicket. That brings a 150-run lead for England. Has been a superb morning this for the hosts.
- July 29, 2023 18:42England 158/2
Cummins to Root. Short ball and Root places it brilliantly towards fine leg for a four. Beautifully timed that by the England number four. Gentle touch.
- July 29, 2023 18:37England 152/2
Hazlewood to Root. The ball nips in and hits Root on the pads. Australians appeal but umpire says not out. Review taken after an intense discussion. Umpires call on impact and the decision stands. NOT OUT. Hazlewood follows it with a short ball that Root tries to pull, gets a top edge but lands in no-man’s land. Safe. Two runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 18:31England 150/2 in 29 overs
Short by Cummins and Root pulls it for a four behind square leg! 150-up for England with that shot.
- July 29, 2023 18:26England 145/2
Short and wide by Hazlewood and Ben Stokes smashes it towards covers for a four! Reminds you of that iconic 2019 Headingley shot! Five runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 18:17England 140/2
Cummins from the other end and he gets the breakthrough straightaway! Crawley gets an edge and is caught by the second slip. Length ball, Crawley went for a drive but gets an, easy catch for Steve Smith. End of a 61-run stand and a brilliant innings by Crawley. 73 off 76 balls with the help of nine fours.
Two runs in that over and a wicket.
- July 29, 2023 18:13England 138/1
Josh Hazlewood to start the proceedings. Short ball, Stokes pulls it towards fine leg where Starc was there but he drops the catch and the ball goes for a SIX! What a start. That is poor fielding by Starc. Eight runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 18:12Back for second session
The players are back in the middle. Crawley and Stokes will be looking to continue from where they left while Australian bowlers would want to find better control. Let’s see what the session offers.
- July 29, 2023 17:32England 130/1 - Lunch
One run in that over by Starc and that will be Lunch.
A terrific session for England. 130 runs in 25 overs. It took the lead in the first over itself, scoring 13 runs with the help of three boundaries and carried that approach throughout the session.
After a 79-run opening wicket stand between Duckett and Crawley in 17 overs, the latter has continued the scoring rate along side skipper Ben Stokes, who has promoted himself at number three.
Australian bowlers had a poor session. The first thirty minutes were just poor bowling from the visitors that didn’t have any control over the line and lengths. The bowlers took control in between, drying up the boundaries but the open fields meant easy singles on offer for the hosts.
Starc got Duckett out in the first over of his second spell. The rest of the bowlers have also gained a bit of control over lengths but Crawley has kept on unsettling them with his approach.
Will Australia bounce back in the second session? We’ll find out soon.
- July 29, 2023 17:27England 129/1
Crawley gets down on the ground and sweeps Murphy for a four behind square leg! Follows it with the same shot for same result. Back-to-back boundaries! Fifty partnership between Crawley and Stokes.
- July 29, 2023 17:24England 120/1
Starc bowls it short and Crawley pulls him for a four towards square leg. Brilliantly timed shot that. Follows it with a powerful punch towards midwicket for a double. Eight runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 17:19England 112/1
Crawley comes down the track against Murphy and hits him for a four towards the cover region. 100 runs lead for England. Another seven run over.
- July 29, 2023 17:17ICYMI - England’s gesture for Dementia patients
James Anderson wore a jersey carrying the name of Stuart Broad, Jonny Bairstow wore one with the name of Ben Stokes on it and Moeen Ali donned the flannel with the name of Chris Woakes, and so on.
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- July 29, 2023 17:14England 105/1
Three runs on that first ball and Crawley reaches his fifty! 50 off 61 balls. 100-up for England as well. Ben Stokes follows it up with a four towards mid wicket. Slight misfield by Murphy there at the boundary. Seven runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 17:12England 98/1 in 20 overs
Crawley hits Murphy for a cover drive! Inches closer to his fifty and team’s century with that boundary.
- July 29, 2023 17:08England 92/1 in 19 overs
Six singles in that Mitchell Starc over.
- July 29, 2023 17:01England 86/1 in 18 overs
Todd Murphy into the attack. Crawley hits him for a four towards square leg region. Seven runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 16:51England 79/1
Mitchell Starc is back on. And he gets a wicket! Ben Duckett is out on the last ball of the over. Huge appeal by Australians but umpire was not interested. They refer and a slight nick on the ultraedge and the umpire had to reverse his decision. Breakthrough for Australia!
Ben Stokes at number three
- July 29, 2023 16:44England 76/0
Cummins induces a thick outside edge off Crawley’s bat that goes into the gap between slip and gully. Four runs! Eight runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 16:35England 66/0 in 13 overs
What a first hour for England this has been. 66 runs in 13 overs. Australian bowlers lacked control in the first thirty minutes. However, the last few overs have seen the bowlers getting their line and lengths back. But solid start nevertheless by Crawley and Duckett and the lead is now 54 runs.
- July 29, 2023 16:29England 64/0 in 12 overs
Boundaries have dried up in the last few overs. But Crawley and Duckett are dealing in the singles here with open fields on offer.
- July 29, 2023 16:18England 55/0
Mitchell Marsh is into the attack and he starts off with a three-run over.
- July 29, 2023 16:14England 52/0 in 9 overs
After three quiet overs, Duckett puts Cummins’ short ball for a four! Wasn’t a clean hit, a top edge that flies towards fine leg. Fifty up for England as well in real quick time.
- July 29, 2023 16:00England 41/0 in 6 overs
First quiet over of the day. Just one run from that Hazlewood over.
- July 29, 2023 15:53England 40/0 in 5 overs
Cummins replaces Starc. Duckett welcomes him with a four. Tucked away for a four towards square leg region. Another four! This time Duckett cuts it away between deep third and point region.
- July 29, 2023 15:48Engand 30/0 in 4 overs
Hazlewood to Duckett and another boundary towards square leg. What a start for England this! Five runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 15:42England 25/0
Starc again and Duckett once again smashes him for a four! Onto the pads and Duckett places it towards square leg. A huge appeal follows for LBW but umpire says not out. Australia doesn’t take a review after a brief discussion. It was bat first. Crawley ends the over with a boundary. A thick edge, wide of the gully.
- July 29, 2023 15:41England 16/0
Josh Hazlewood to share the new ball. Three runs in that over.
- July 29, 2023 15:32England 13/0
Mitchell Starc with the new ball. First ball, full and wide and Crawley drives towards covers for a four! What a start! Now Duckett gets a half-volley onto the stumps and he drives it straight for another four! Starc bowls yet another full ball on the pads and Duckett places it towards mid-wicket for a four! Three boundaries in the first over and England has taken a lead in the first over itself!
- July 29, 2023 15:29The play begins at The Oval
The players are out. England openers - Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett - are in the middle. Australian team in the huddle.
It’s technically a one-innings match now and will be interesting to see how the Bazball works here.
- July 29, 2023 15:18Score at the end of Day 2
Australia - 295/10 (Steve Smith - 71, Usman Khawaja - 47; Chris Woakes - 3/61)
England - 283/10 (Harry Brook - 85; Mitchell Starc - 4/82)
- July 29, 2023 15:15Anderson gives retirement update
James Anderson, who will be turning 41 tomorrow, says he “has a lot more to give”.
- July 29, 2023 15:10Moeen Ali update
England’s number three Moeen Ali injured his groin on the first day and hasn’t taken the field since then. He won’t be able to bat till at least 120 minutes of play of before the fifth wicket is down for England.
- July 29, 2023 15:02London weather today
The weather is likely to be breezy and there’s a very less chance of rain through the day. Currently there’s a bit of cloud cover though but nothing to worry.
- July 29, 2023 15:01ENG vs AUS: Live streaming
The match will be telecasted on Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV app.
- July 29, 2023 14:45England to bat today, trails by 12 runs
Australia, on the second day, took a slender lead of 12 runs before getting bowled out. Steve Smith top-scored with 71 and got a good support from the lower order led by Pat Cummins to get Australia past England’s first innings total of 283.
England will begin the second innings today with a trail of 12 runs and try to score as many runs as possible with three days left including today.
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- July 29, 2023 14:36Welcome!
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