Ashes 2019: England post lowest total against Australia since 1948

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Aug 23, 2019, 06.50 PM(IST)

Australia's David Warner with teammates. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Trailing 1-0 in the series, England were looking take advantage of good conditions to surpass Australia's first innings score of 179

Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood took a five-wicket haul to help his team restrict England for 67 in their first innings on day two of the third Ashes Test at Headingley. 

This is England's lowest Test innings score against Australia since 1948. 

For England, with 12, Joe Denly was the only batsman to reach double figures in an innings that lasted a mere 27.5 overs. The skipper Joe Root out for his second successive duck. 

Australia lead the five-match series 1-0 and victory in Leeds would see them retain the Ashes. 


Jason Roy's struggles continued as he fell early for nine, before Root followed his golden duck at Lord's by lasting one more ball on his home ground without scoring.

Rory Burns went next, before England's in-form batsman Ben Stokes, on eight, went for a shot he did not need to and edged to David Warner — one of four catches taken by the Australia opener.

Coming out on 54-6 after the morning session, the wickets continued to fall as Chris Woakes was out first ball after lunch, with Australia making light work of the England tail to embarrass the hosts and open up a first-innings lead of 112.