Josh Hazlewood took five as England bowled out for 67 in the first innings of the third Ashes Test. (Photo: Twitter/@ICC)
Josh Hazlewood took five as Australia bundled out England for 67 on the second day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley in Leeds on Friday. Chasing Australia paltry first innings total of 179, England had a disastrous start and lost two wickets on 10 runs. While opener Jason Roy (9 runs) edged a drive off Hazlewood to David Warner, England captain Joe Root fell for his second successive duck as his side slumped to 54-6 at lunch.
It was Root’s second straight nought after he was out for a golden duck in the second innings of the drawn second Test at Lord’s. England were almost 10-3 when new batsman Joe Denly was given out lbw to Hazlewood on nought by umpire Joel Wilson.
But Denly reviewed and with replays showing the ball would have gone well over the top of the stumps West Indian official Wilson, who had a record-equalling eight overturned decisions in a Test in the series opener at Edgbaston, had to reverse his original verdict.
Stokes was out for eight and England were 34-4. Denly fought hard for 12 -- the top score of the innings so far. But having done so, his 49-ball stay ended when he was caught behind following an inexplicably extravagant drive off Pattinson.
Soon after lunch, Pat Cummins struck twice to trash all the hopes of some revival by the lower order. However, it was Hazlewood, who put the final nail in the coffin by removing Jack Leach, bowling out the hosts on just 67.
Earlier on day one, fast bowler Jofra Archer had taken a Test best 6-45 as England, looking to level the five-match series at 1-1, dismissed Ashes-holders Australia for 179 on Thursday’s opening day after Root won the toss in overcast conditions.