Ashes 2019: Josh Hazlewood delighted to expose England’s vulnerability in hosts’ paltry 67 all out
Josh Hazlewood was encouraged when England captain Joe Root was dismissed early on Friday, but even he could not have predicted the dominant position Australia would find itself in by the end of the third Ashes Test’s second day.
The urn appears set to be remaining Down Under after Australia, dismissed for 179 on Thursday, ripped through England and had them all out for 67 at Headingley before reaching stumps on 171-6, 283 runs ahead.
An Australia victory, which seems all-but certain at this stage, would ensure it cannot lose the best-of-five match series and therefore would retain the Ashes, and it was a 28-over spell on Friday – in which seamer Hazlewood returned 5-30 – that may determine the series.
England was embarrassed again, dismissed for 85 or less for the fourth time since March 2018 and falling to its lowest ever total at Headingley, and its lowest in an Ashes since 1948.
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