ENG vs AUS, 4th Ashes Test Day 1 Live Updates: After Australia took lunch at 107/2, Mark Wood removed Steve Smith to give England a crucial breakthrough.
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: England began the second session emphatically with Mark Wood dismissing the dangerous looking Steve Smith for 41 shortly after lunch. In the first 120 minutes of play on Day 1, Australia had scored 107 runs for the loss of two wickets in what turned out to be a batting friendly session. Under overcast skies with chances of rain later in the day, England captain Ben Stokes won the toss once again and chose to bowl against Pat Cummins and his Australian unit. The decision worked well for England early as Stuart Broad removed Usman Khawaja inside 5 overs but they had to wait another nine over for their second breakthrough, which came in the form of David Warner.
- Jul 19, 2023 06:35 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: GONE! Wood pings Smith plumb LBW
Oh what a wicket! Steve Smith, who was looking so good, is out third over after lunch. Walks across the stumps and he he caught stone dead. Nitin Menon disagrees but Wood and Stokes had no doubts as they signalled the T. THREE REDS and Smith heads back for 41. Australia 120/3 and Mark Wood… is he cranking up some serious pace. The last ball was fired in at 93 miles an hour.
- Jul 19, 2023 06:24 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: And we are back! Welcome to second session
Here we go. The second session of the opening day and arguably the best 120 minutes to bat in bright and sunny Manchester. The swing has vanished and there is no movement off the pitch either. Don’t be surprised if you spot a glow in Smith and Labuschagne’s eyes. Hang on, sit tight. It could be a long session for the Englishmen.
- Jul 19, 2023 05:33 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: And that’s LUNCH!
Australia 107/2 (Smith 33*, Labuschagne 29*) at lunch on Day 1 against England (Woakes 1/13) in Manchester. It was a session which began well for England but drifted towards Australia as the proceedings went on. David Warner’s promising start was cut short for 32 but the way Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne batted, ensuring Australia maintained their run rate of 4/28 an over kept them stay ahead in the hunt. First session to Australia. Will England bounce back? We’ll be back in 40 minutes.
- Jul 19, 2023 05:13 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: No intent of slowing down from Australia
The moment the scoring rate dipped below 4 an over, Australia got it back up with Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne helping themselves to a boundary each off Stuart Broad’s first over of a fresh spell. As we type, Smith flicks Broad off his pads to collect his third boundary. Australia 85/2 in 20.1 overs
- Jul 19, 2023 04:55 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: SO CLOSE! Almost another wicket
NEARLYYY a first-ball dismissal for Steve Smith as his pull just manages to beat the deep fine leg fielder. Shortish from Woakes. Smith swivels to pull the ball in the air. Seeing the ball head towards the fielder, Smith’s heart would have been in his mouth, but thankfully for him, the ball had just enough to carry over the ropes for a four.
- Jul 19, 2023 04:50 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: OUT! Warner goes
Chris Woakes the man with the breakthrough for England. David Warner, who looked so assured for his 32 makes the long walk back after nicking a drive to Jonny Bairstow. Australia still not backing down though as they continue to score at over 4.3 an over. After 14.1 overs, Australia 61/2.
- Jul 19, 2023 04:32 PM IST The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: FIFTY up for Australia Barring the wicket of Usman Khawaja, Australia have played out the opening hour safely with David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne taking the score to beyond 50 with some wonderful running between the wicket. The skies have cleared up as well making batting look a tad easy than earlier. England have given a break to Broad and Anderson, and replaced them with Mark Wood and Chris Woakes.
- Jul 19, 2023 04:14 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: Labuschagne and Warner see off early opening burst
Plenty of swing and seam still on offer but Warner and Marnus Labuschagne seem to be growing in confidence. A streaky boundary from Marnus and a somewhat circumspect four from Warner have allowed Australia to maintain a run rate of 3.82. 32/1 after 9 overs.
- Jul 19, 2023 03:54 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: WICKET! Broad gets Khawaja
If not Warner, Broad will get Khawaja. Comes round the wicket, bowls it full and straight and gets Usman Khawaja out LBW for 3. The Australia opener reviewed but all he got to show for his efforts were three reds on the giant screen. That is wicket no. 599 for the veteran England quick. Australia 15/1 after 5 overs.
- Jul 19, 2023 03:40 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: Anderson begins with a maiden
Bowling from his own end – the James Anderson end – the evergreen Jimmy has begun with a maiden. With the direction of the wind assisting him. Anderson chose to bowl all six outswingers to Usman Khawaja. England 6/0 after 2 overs. Meanwhile, Ricky Ponting with an important reminder: Australia need to bat well and long in the first innings to retain the Ashes. Remember, all they need is a draw here and with a heavy rain forecast on the horizon, it’s actually possible.
- Jul 19, 2023 03:33 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: CRRRUNCHEDDD for FOUR
A rip-roaring start for Australia as David Warner smashes the first ball of the match from Stuart Broad for a crunching boundary. Short and wide, Warner’s eyes opened up wide as he smashes it through the covers. Australia are away. Ponting’s wish from the comm box seems to be coming true.
- Jul 19, 2023 03:31 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: Out come the openers
And Stuart Broad will go at David Warner once more! He has gotten him out 17 times in Tests. Yes, 17… No bowler has those many against any batter. Ricky Ponting says he expects Warner to bat with a ‘Eye of the Tiger’ attitude. Will he channel his inner Rocky Balboa or would Broad bring out his version of Ivan Drago? Here we go… first ball!
- Jul 19, 2023 03:05 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: TOSS UPDATE
For the fourth time in this series, Ben Stokes has won the toss and he has opted to bowl under heavy and overcast skies of Manchester. Michael Atherton points out a very interesting trivia: “No team that has won the toss and opted to bowl has won a match at the Old Trafford”. But trust Stokes to set the trend.
- Jul 19, 2023 02:49 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: James Anderson is BACK!
Left out of the Playing XI from the Headingley Test – which had the best pitch for pacers – James Anderson was drafted back in England’s Playing XI. As the future looks uncertain following lacklusture outings in the first 2 Ashes Tests, Anderson would be hoping for something special for his home ground. Anderson is 11 days shy of turning 41, and the veteran of 688 Test matches would be hoping to make a mark – not just to close in on his personal milestone but also lead England to series-levelling win!
- Jul 19, 2023 02:45 PM IST
The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: AUSTRALIA team news
Looking to wind up the series, Australia yesterday announced an all-out pace attack for the Manchester Test against England. Josh Hazlewood will play his first match of the series in place of the outgoing Scott Boland whereas all-rounder Cameron Green will return to take his place back in the Playing XI at the expense of spinner Todd Murphy. And then there is Mitchell Marsh as well to go with the new-ball pair of Mitchell Starc and captain Cummins himself. What out, England!
- Jul 19, 2023 02:15 PM IST The Ashes 4th Test England vs Australia Day 1 Live Score: Hello and welcome! Welcome Test cricket fans! We know why you’re here… to witness one of the most epic Ashes contests between England and Australia in a long time. We say epic because there couldn’t be a greater advert for Test cricket than how the first three Ashes Tests have been played out. And if Lord’s, Edgbaston and Leed’s are any indication, we are in for another cracking contest at the Old Trafford Cricket Stadium in Manchester. England reduced the scoreline deficit by winning inside 4 days at Headingley, but the bigger stat is 2-1 – in favour of Australia. Can Australia wrap this up at James Anderson’s home ground, or will England push the series to a decider to The Oval? Buckle up, we are in for a Test match special like no other.