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LIVE: England vs Australia: Have England thrown away the Ashes? Quick wickets restore some hope but the damage looks to be done with pathetic hosts bowled out for just SIXTY-SEVEN at Headingley

  • England seized power by the close of play on day one at Headingley on Thursday
  • Australia were bowled out for just 179 runs as Jofra Archer starred with the ball
  • The England paceman and World Cup hero claimed six wickets for just 45 runs 
  • Captain Joe Root will look to lead by example with the bat on Friday in Leeds 

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England head into the second day at Headingley really looking to put the third Test out of Australia’s reach.

After David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne produced gritty displays with the bat to get Australia to 136 for two on Thursday, it appeared to be yet another frustrating day for England.

But three wickets for as many runs followed as England seized the initiative before eventually bowling out Australia for just 179. 

Jofra Archer stole the show for Joe Root’s men, claiming six wickets for just 45 runs against an Australian batting line-up dearly missing the brilliance of Steve Smith.  

Following his remarkable spell with the ball, Archer relished his dream start to his England career, which saw him win the World Cup earlier in the summer.

‘It’s been really good so far, from the moment I’ve put the badge on,’ he said. ‘It’s been the happiest days of cricket so far and hopefully there are plenty more ahead. I’ll more than take six for 45, but I can be tidier in the future.’

But now it’s time for captain Root and his batsmen to step up and deliver against a fearsome bowling attack as England look to level the Ashes series with two Tests remaining.

Follow all the action from day two at Headingley right here with Sportsmail’s Jonathan Spencer, with updates throughout from Paul Newman and Lawrence Booth.  

 

 

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