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ENG vs AUS, 1st Ashes Test, Day 3: Australia On Top As England Lead By 35 Runs - In Pics

Australia captain Pat Cummins showed his versatality with both bat and ball as the Ashes-holders had the better of a rain-marred third day in the first Test against England in Birmingham on Sunday. The lower-order batter made a useful 38 in a total of 386 that left Australia just seven runs behind on first innings. And the fast bowler then dismissed Ben Duckett before England also lost their other opener, Zak Crawley, in a dramatic 20-minutes' play between the showers. England were 28-2 in their second innings, a lead of just 35 runs, at stumps before rain halted play. Australia captain Pat Cummins starred with both bat and ball as the Ashes-holders had the better of a rain-marred third day in the first Test against England in Birmingham on Sunday. The lower-order batsman made a useful 38 in a total of 386 that left Australia just seven runs behind on first innings. And the fast bowler then dismissed Ben Duckett before England also lost their other opener, Zak Crawley, in a dramatic 20-minutes' play between the showers. After Australia's first innings came to an end, England batters looked to make quick runs in their second innings, however two quick wickets rocked up their strategy.

ENG vs AUS, 1st Ashes Test: Day 3
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Australia captain Pat Cummins showed his versatality with both bat and ball as the Ashes-holders had the better of a rain-marred third day in the first Test against England in Birmingham on Sunday. The lower-order batter made a useful 38 in a total of 386 that left Australia just seven runs behind on first innings. And the fast bowler then dismissed Ben Duckett before England also lost their other opener, Zak Crawley, in a dramatic 20-minutes' play between the showers. England were 28-2 in their second innings, a lead of just 35 runs, at stumps before rain halted play. Australia captain Pat Cummins starred with both bat and ball as the Ashes-holders had the better of a rain-marred third day in the first Test against England in Birmingham on Sunday. The lower-order batsman made a useful 38 in a total of 386 that left Australia just seven runs behind on first innings. And the fast bowler then dismissed Ben Duckett before England also lost their other opener, Zak Crawley, in a dramatic 20-minutes' play between the showers. After Australia's first innings came to an end, England batters looked to make quick runs in their second innings, however two quick wickets rocked up their strategy.

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