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Follow alive advantage as England take on Australia on the fifth day of the aboriginal Ashes Test.
Steve Smith, aback in the Baggy Green 16 months afterwards actuality banned for his role in the sandpaper scandal, followed a ablaze 144 on day one with an appropriately accomplished 142 on day four to become aloof the fifth Australian to hit accompanying hundreds adjoin England. Where the aboriginal rescued his ancillary from the bluff bend at 122 for eight, the aftereffect helped set a aberrant ambition of 398. Matthew Wade additionally larboard his mark on the home team, agreeable in with a chatty 110 afore the acknowledgment came at 487 for seven.
The added astute assignment in advanced of England was to bat appropriate through for a draw, with first-innings centurion Rory Burns and Jason Roy auspiciously abyssal seven overs afore stumps. They and their nine team-mates allegation collectively see off addition 90 on day five, on a angle alms affluence of about-face for Nathan Lyon, to arch to Lord’s all square. We’ll accept all the latest throughout the day:
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England 93-5 (target 398), B Stokes 6, J Bairstow 6, N Lyon 3-35 (13)
There is now a abbreviate leg for Stokes and Lyon looks to bandy a brace of straighter assurance to him in an attack to get him prodding to a lidded Cam Bancroft there, but there isn’t abundant about-face from the abundantly chaste centermost passage, a pristine, newly-purchased agent bottomward a action aching board access way.
Stokes negotiates the over.
England 92-5 (target 398), B Stokes 6, J Bairstow 1, P Cummins 2-21 (9)
Pat Cummins is now aloof one wicket abroad from 100 in Analysis cricket, and his boilerplate has ducked beneath 22. He’s a arresting bowler. He doesn’t move the brawl abundantly but does aloof enough, and his constant curve and lengths at such aerial clip are incredible.
Stokes gets four with a soft-handed bend that scrambles through the slips.
Jos Buttler fell in the aboriginal over afterwards cafeteria to abide England’s accelerate appear defeat in the aboriginal Ashes Test.
England 88-5 (target 398), B Stokes 2, Jonny Bairstow 1, N Lyon 3-34 (12)
A phalanx of catchers wait, pickpockets gathered, cat-and-mouse for a misstep from one of the England pair. Four advance analogously for the new man Jonny Bairstow (slip, leg slip, abbreviate leg, asinine mid-off). Testing stuff.
Ben Stokes manages to agonize a brace of singles to a decidedly abandoned leg side, neither attempt controlled to any degree. A abbreviate leg will anon accompany the asinine mid-off and two block for him, you feel.
OUT! Buttler lasts six assurance post-lunch and England’s affray deepens!
It’s able bowling from Pat Cummins. Afterwards three deliveries on fourth butt he forces Jos Buttler to retrieve the burrow and dig out a yorker like a annoying summer weed, and afresh throws one added to allurement a abeyant apart shot, one that doesn’t appear but keeps Buttler thinking, with the bouncer still in his aback pocket.
And Buttler’s acutely cerebration too much here as Cummins finds the top of off, a adumbration of nip abroad as Buttler jabs at it with ambiguous footwork, a about absolute appearance of commitment to dislodge the right-hand bond and accelerate Buttler on his way.
J Buttler b Cummins 1 (25b 0x4 0x6), England 85-5
England in the affliction of defeat, then, with the catechism now absolutely aback rather than if with commendations to an Australian victory.
Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler alleviate their joints as they stride to the average abaft an Australian accumulation absorbed with glee. They’ve still six wickets to take, of course, and some appealing accessible players to get out, but batting has looked boxy all day and Nathan Lyon has looked about unplayable on a abolition Edgbaston surface.
Pat Cummins will adduce his abundant legs into the footmarks afresh as the afternoon affair begins.
Not the affair England would accept hoped for, then, and it was absolutely as anticipation – about-face and animation from the asperous and England bootless to cope.
Pat Cummins got things underway, announcement Rory Burns abroad with a antagonistic abbreviate brawl that the opener never looked defusing afore eventually gloving to astern point.
Jason Roy and Joe Root congenital a affiliation of sorts and one wonders what ability accept been had Roy not called to allegation Nathan Lyon, but allegation he did. Roy was bowled for 28, Joe Denly followed in almost quick assumption and assuredly captain Root’s assault came to an end for a actual agnate 28.
Matter of time, now, you’d feel. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler aren’t yet set and Lyon is proving a boss boxy hypothesis on a axis day bristles pitch. Australia charge six wickets to booty this aboriginal test, and there are still 60 overs or so in which to booty them.
We’ll be aback in a bit for the afternoon session…
England 85-4 (target 398), B Stokes 0, J Buttler 1, N Lyon 3-31 (11)
There’s a rather awful teenager’s face application of asperous alfresco Stokes’ off stump, pimpled and holey and rather abhorrent all around. But it’s area is aloof advanced abundant for Stokes to accept aplomb leaving, two assurance axis into the easily of aboriginal slip, such is the abyss of one accurate crater.
Stokes survives the sixth brawl admitting a acting prod, and that’ll be lunch.
England 85-4 (target 398), B Stokes 0, J Buttler 1, P Cummins 1-17 (7)
Gasps from the award as Jos Buttler drives in an aerial address at a Cummins half-volley, declining to accomplish alike the atom of acquaintance the Australians were acquisitive for.
Buttler survives a Cummins abbreviate brawl and afresh watches a added brawl go by, and that ability able-bodied be lunch. Joel Wilson hovers by the stumps…
No! One added over to survive yet afore the interval. Nathan Lyon to basin it.
England 85-4 (target 398), Ben Stokes 0, J Buttler 1, N Lyon 3-31 (10)
Short leg accouterment to asinine point for the awkward Stokes, who manages to survive bristles testing Lyon off-breaks, the aftermost demography the alfresco bend but abbreviate of slip.
OUT! Another! And there’s no agnosticism about this one, Root bent at abbreviate leg!
Bat propped bottomward in advanced of pad like an accidental awning at the end of a backing day, Root is snaffled by Cameron Bancroft at abbreviate leg.
Root gets a acceptable stride in to a breadth ball, but like Denly he is baffled by a bit of added about-face and from the central bend of the bat the brawl flies. A actual altered bolt from Bancroft blockage bottomward able-bodied at abbreviate leg to booty the bolt in two easily at a adequate height, and England are aerobatics away. Nathan Lyon is off on a blithesome jig, and England’s aside achievement achromatize further.
J Root c Bancroft b Lyon 28 (57b 3×4 0x6), England 85-4
England 85-3 (target 398), J Root 28, J Buttler 1, P Cummins 1-17 (6)
Cummins anticipation that was out. It was very, actual close.
Umpire’s call! Buttler survives…just!
Nipping in and assault Buttler arresting attempt as he clips his pad, but not absolutely befitting bottomward abundant and alone abridgement the top of leg stump. Joel Wilson gets one right! (Sort of…)