Watch Australia vs England 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights – 14 DEC 2017 Today – A wry grin was on the face of Joe Root when he opted to bat and won the toss. He had learnt the hard way that sending in the resistance and losing is problematic for a captain to live down. In Perth it place runs on the board and was straight back to wisdom: bat first. On a day after Dawid Malan scored his maiden Test century and Mark Stoneman submitted his greatest Test score, and England transferred to 4 to 305 in stumps, Root should have breathed a sigh of relief.
And by the end of play, the other choice had also repaid for England: the movement of Jonny Bairstow up from No. 7 to No. 6. Bairstow was the top scorer in Test cricket at 2016, but has found himself batting behind Moeen Ali till now – in this show. On 75, he had been in stumps and Malan had 110, and also their unbeaten venture was the finest Ashes stand in Australia of England because the Test of the campaign that is unforgettable.
Notably, England’s victory on this particular day came with no significant contributions from Imperial, who left a lively 20 until he gloved down one leg away Pat Cummins, or Alastair Cook, who started his 150th Evaluation in disappointing style by missing a direct one from Mitchell Starc and being adjudged lbw for seven from the fifth over of the game. Small did for all that mattered was that at 2-0 down they’d given themselves a hope of battling back in the collection, England maintenance, however.
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