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Australia vs England, 1st Ashes Test: Marnus Labuschagne expects Australia to end England resistance with new ball | Cricket News – Times of India
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Australia vs England, 1st Ashes Test: Marnus Labuschagne expects Australia to end England resistance with new ball | Cricket News – Times of India

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne is not surprised by England's stirring fightback in the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane but expects his bowling team mates to wreak havoc with the new ball when play resumes on Saturday. Bundled out for a meagre 147 in their first innings, England produced a vastly improved batting display in the second to finish day three on 220-2, still 58 runs behind at the Gabba. Captain Joe Root and number three batsman Dawid Malan remained unbeaten after defiant half-centuries having forged a 159-run partnership for the still-flourishing third wicket to drag England back into the contest. "It's Test cricket, you never expect any Test nation, especially when you're playing England in the Ashes, to come in and roll over and you're going to knock them over," Labuschagne,...
Joe Root breaks Michael Vaughan’s record of most Test runs by an England batter in a calendar year | Cricket News – Times of India
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Joe Root breaks Michael Vaughan’s record of most Test runs by an England batter in a calendar year | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: England skipper Joe Root on Friday broke the record of former captain Michael Vaughan after smashing most Test runs by an English batter in a calendar year. Root achieved the feat on day three of the first Ashes Test on Friday. The England captain had registered a duck in the first innings against Australia but in the second hit a classy 86 not out to surpass Vaughan. In 2002, Vaughan had scored 1481 runs and Root came close to breaking his record when he hit 1477 in 2018. The England captain finally surpassed Vaughan on day three of the ongoing Brisbane Test. Root and Dawid Malan (80 not out) staged England's fightback as the duo first steadied the visitors' ship and then sailed to take the total to 220/2, cutting Australia's first innings lead of 278 to just 58 runs now. The...