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Day one report
BIRMINGHAM, UK:– Paceman James Anderson took 6 wickets to skittle Australia for a insignificant 136 and put England in control on a initial day of a third exam during Edgbaston on Wednesday.
Anderson (six for 47) was corroborated adult by associate quicks Stuart Broad and Steven Finn, on his exam lapse after a two-year absence, as a fascinating Ashes array took another twist.
Ian Bell led England’s respond of 133-3 with a half-century and by a close, forced early by rain, a rejuvenated home side had put their complicated second exam better during Lord’s behind them.
England mislaid Adam Lyth and Alastair Cook though Bell, promoted adult a sequence on his home ground, played definitely for his 53 before descending to a bad shot in perplexing to toil spinner Nathan Lyon to finish a mount of 56 with Joe Root (30 not out).
Australia, whose batsmen prospered during Lord’s in squaring a array after better in Cardiff, unsuccessful to cope with join and swing-friendly conditions after winning a toss.
Anderson done grain with usually opener Chris Rogers, upheld fit after pang drunken spells in a final test, charity resistance.
Rogers was eighth male out for 52 and not prolonged after Australia were discharged in 36.4 overs.
Anderson, who went wicketless in London, took 4 wickets in 19 balls after lunch to leave Australia in tatters.
His detonate began with Adam Voges hold behind for 16. Mitchell Marsh (0) also nicked to Jos Buttler and afterwards Peter Nevill was bowled for dual but charity a shot.
England’s heading wicket-taker in tests bagged his 18th five-wicket transport when Mitchell Johnson (3) sliced to Ben Stokes.
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Australia mislaid 3 wickets in a morning with Finn, branded “unselectable” by former England singular overs manager Ashley Giles 18 months ago due to a relapse in his bowling action, promulgation behind Steve Smith (7) and skipper Michael Clarke (10).
After Anderson had given England a flyer by trapping David Warner (2) lbw, Finn, removed in place of an non-professional Mark Wood, found rebound and movement.
Smith edged to Cook during initial trip and he bowled Clarke with a full and true delivery, a Australia captain stability his run of low scores.
England had put 19 on a house before a struggling Lyth (10) flashed during a far-reaching Josh Hazlewood smoothness and was hold during slip.
Cook (34) and Bell took a sum to 76 when a England captain fell in unusual fashion, outstanding a brief round from Lyon true into a midriff of Voges who was perplexing to take shy transformation during brief leg.