1st Ashes Take a look at: Australia lose Labuschagne, Smith in 281 chase as good Broad offers England edge | Cricket Information – Occasions of India

NEW DELHI: Seasoned pacer Stuart Broad removed world no. 1 and a pair of batters Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith late on Day 4 to revive England’s hopes of profitable an enthralling first Ashes Take a look at in Birmingham on Monday.
Chasing 281 for victory within the fourth innings, Australia bought off to a stable begin and appeared to have taken the higher hand however Broad’s late burst helped the hosts bounce again.

Usman Khawaja and nightwatchman Scott Boland walked again to the pavilion unbeaten as Australia completed the day at 107 for 3.
Day 4: As It Occurred
Australia’s opener David Warner and first innings centurion Khawaja seemed rock-solid in placing on 61 earlier than Warner edged a magnificence from Ollie Robinson having made a fluent 36.
With England off-spinner Moeen Ali scuffling with a minimize hand, Broad then returned for a second spell to swing the momentum again in direction of the hosts.
Whipping the raucous crowd right into a frenzy, he had world primary check batsman Marnus Labuschagne caught behind for 13, having eliminated him for a duck within the first innings.
Steve Smith (6) then edged one other Broad supply into the ready gloves of England keeper Jonny Bairstow.
Khawaja, who scored his first century in England within the first innings, remained unbeaten on the shut on 34 with night time watchman Scott Bolan on 13 not out.
Rain is anticipated early on Tuesday earlier than drier situations and, with Australia requiring an additional 174 runs and England needing seven wickets, a draw seems a distant risk.
(With inputs from Reuters)

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