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Smith returns to battle in perfectly-poised Ashes series

BD News 24 – England’s victory in the third test at Headingley, in one of the most remarkable matches the game has witnessed, levelled the series at 1-1 with two encounters remaining.

Summary

  • England’s victory in the third test at Headingley, in one of the most remarkable matches the game has witnessed, levelled the series at 1-1 with two encounters remaining.
  • Australia, with Smith back in their line-up, will retain the Ashes with victory at Old Trafford in the fourth test, while a win for England would set up a decider at the Oval next week.
  • England are in buoyant mood after the drama of their unexpected comeback win in Leeds, where they had been bowled out for 67 in the first innings and then secured victory with a 76-run final wicket partnership, led by Ben Stokes, who made an epic 135 not out.
  • For that game to unravel the way it did has helped us turn up here full of confidence,” said England skipper Joe Root.
  • England have made a switch to their seam bowling attack, bringing in Craig Overton for Chris Woakes while Root will shuffle his upper-order batsmen with Jason Roy dropping down to four and Joe Denly moving up to open with Rory Burns.


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