Australia vs England – Ashes: Live score and updates from Day Three of the 3rd Test

Ashes, Third Test Day Three LIVE: England staring at defining Ashes defeat in Melbourne with Joe Root and Ben Stokes to take to the crease still 51 runs behind hosts following latest batting collapse

England are facing defeat yet again in Australia after a scintillating last hour on day two from the hosts.

Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Scott Boland delivered a brilliant performance at stumps with England 31 for four after bowling the hosts out for 267.

Captain Joe Root and experienced team-mates Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler now face a monumental task to rescue the visitors in Melbourne.

Follow Sportsmail’s KISHAN VAGHELA for live coverage as the third Ashes Test enters Day Three, including build-up and over-by-over updates.