England’s poor start once again


Hobart, January 15 (agency) The poor form of the England batsmen continued in the Ashes series. They lost their opening two first innings wickets for 34 runs on the second day of the fifth Ashes Test till dinner on Saturday, while the tail-batsman took Australia to 303 runs. Rory Burns, who returned to the team for the last Test, was run out without opening an account. Jacques Crowley takes a catch to Travis Head at forward short leg. The England team, having already lost the first three Tests and the series, is still 269 runs behind Australia’s score. David Malan is playing nine and captain Joe Root is scoring three runs. In the second over of the innings, Burns got out on a precise throw from Marnus Labuschagne. Crowley’s brilliant catch was caught by Head while the bowler was Pat Cummins. Earlier, Australia started playing 241 for six on yesterday’s score. Mark Wood dismissed Mitchell Starc (three) and Cummins (two) early on, but Lyon hit him for three sixes and a four. Alex Kari was sent to the pavilion by Chris Woakes who scored 24 runs in 60 balls. Lyon added 23 runs for the last wicket with Scott Boland (10 not out). Stuart Broad ended Australia’s innings by dismissing Lyon.



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