Hazlewood absent as England stage fightback

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Questions person been asked implicit the wellness of Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood aft helium was not utilized astatine each successful the last league of Day 3 arsenic England launched a spirited comeback.

The tourists finished the time connected 2-220 aft a mammoth concern betwixt skipper Joe Root and Dawid Malan took the beingness retired of Australia's bowling attack, with the location side's pb down to conscionable 58 runs astatine stumps.

Australian skipper Pat Cummins brought himself and Hazlewood connected instantly erstwhile Root archetypal strode to the wicket with England trailing by 217 runs, hoping Hazlewood could disregard the England prima arsenic helium did successful the archetypal innings.

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However, aft an archetypal spell astatine Root, Hazlewood would not beryllium seen for the remainder of the time arsenic Root and Malan gradually ate into Australia's 278-run pb aft the 2 teams' archetypal innings.

Hazlewood remained retired successful the tract for the entirety of the last session, but was not called to the crease to vessel (Getty)

Hazlewood ended Day 3 having bowled conscionable 8 overs successful England's 2nd innings, lone 1 much than all-rounder Cameron Green, portion Cummins and Mitchell Starc bowled 14 overs each.

Despite ne'er approaching the bowling crease successful the last session, Hazlewood remained successful the tract for Australia passim the post-tea session.

As Root and Malan's 159-run concern continued to build, Hazlewood's lack became much and much curious.

While it remains unclear whether Hazlewood is injured oregon not, his lack would beryllium a large stroke fixed helium has dismissed Root much than immoderate different bowler successful Test cricket, having done truthful connected 8 occasions.

England's fightback besides bore an eerie resemblance to the Ashes opener successful 2010 wherever the tourists overcame a monster first-innings shortage to salvage a gully earlier winning the series.

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On that occasion, Alastair Cook, Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott each reached triple figures arsenic England piled connected a singular 1-517 aft opening its 2nd innings 221 runs down Australia.

Root volition resume Day 3 connected 86 not retired successful hunt of his archetypal period connected Australian soil, portion Malan volition articulation him connected 80 not out, hoping to people his 2nd Ashes period successful Australia aft his 140 successful Perth during the 2017-18 series.

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