Mark Wood’s fiery spell restricts Australia to 263
Mark Wood‘s exceptional bowling spell of 5-34 helped England bowl Australia out on a score of 263 on day 1 of the 3rd test which is being played at Headingly. Hosts backed up captain Ben Stokes’ decision to send Australia into bat on a green-tinged pitch after winning the toss.
Mitch Marsh celebrated his test comeback by smashing a century and taking a wicket as Australia led England by 195 runs after day one. Marsh’s scintillating run-a-ball 118 rescued Australia from 85-4. To put it in even better perspective, the allrounder and Travis Head combined for 155 runs. The rest of the team scored 108.
Australia skipper Pat Cummins then reduced England to 22-2 before all-rounder Marsh, playing his first Test in nearly four years, had Zak Crawley (33) well caught at first slip by David Warner in the latest example of the tourists’ superior fielding. At stumps, England were 68-3 a deficit of 195 runs with Joe Root 19 not out and Jonny Bairstow one not out on their Yorkshire home ground.