Cummins lifts lid on big Hazlewood mystery

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Australian skipper Pat Cummins has admitted that soreness from Josh Hazlewood was the crushed down his mysterious lack from the bowling crease precocious connected Day 3.

After bowling 2 archetypal spells totalling 8 overs aboriginal successful England's 2nd innings, Hazlewood was not seen bowling again until the 2 teams returned to the crushed connected Day 4, prompting concerns implicit his fittingness overnight.

Following Australia's nine-wicket triumph implicit England, Cummins lifted the lid connected his chap paceman's wounded status.

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"He's a small spot sore [from] yesterday, truthful we're conscionable trying to get him through," helium told erstwhile Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist successful a post-match interview.

Hazlewood remained retired successful the tract but did not vessel for the bulk of the last league connected Day 3 (Getty)

"Obviously this is simply a five-Test lucifer bid truthful we didn't privation to effort and interruption him yesterday, but yea helium pulled up good contiguous truthful we'll support managing."

Hazlewood was not the lone Australian nether an wounded cloud, with David Warner failing to instrumentality to the tract during England's 2nd innings.

Warner did not bat successful Australia's 2nd innings either, with debutant Alex Carey opening alongside Marcus Harris successful his place.

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While Warner sustained bruised ribs aft copping a nasty stroke from Ben Stokes connected Day 2, Cummins backed the 35-year-old to beryllium close for the 2nd Test.

"He's fine. [We] conscionable didn't privation to hazard him," helium said.

"I deliberation he'll beryllium close for Adelaide."

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