Jonny Bairstow’s unbeaten 99 and Mark Wood’s 3 crucial wickets Hammered the Australian team in The 4th Ashes Test at Manchester Old Trafford.

Jonny Bairstow's unbeaten 99 and Mark Wood's 3 crucial wickets Hammered the Australian team in The 4th Ashes Test at Manchester Old Trafford.

     Jonny Bairstow hit an explosive unbeaten 99 runs in 81 deliveries with a strike rate of 122.22. He hit 10 fours and 4 sixes and Mark Wood took 3 crucial wickets. They put huge pressure on the guest team.

Jonny Bairstow scored 78 runs.
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     Key Highlights of Day 3: [ 1 ]  Bairstow remains unbeaten on 99 runs off 81 balls with a strike rate of 122.22. Anderson got LBW by Green.

                                               [ 2 ]  England gets bowled out on 592 runs with a lead of 275 runs.

                                              [ 3 ] Australia was 113 for 4 at stump on day 3 of the 4th Ashes.

                                            [ 4 ] Mark Wood took 3 wickets and one wicket goes in favor of Woakes.

                                           [ 5 ]  Australian Josh Hazlewood took 5 wickets and conceded  126 runs.

                                         [ 6 ] Overnight batters Harry Brooks’ and ‘Ben Stokes smashed fifties.

     Bairstow, show his form in this inning after consecutive 5 low scores. He was on 99 when Anderson got out, and all-rounder Cameron Green trapped Anderson leg-before-wicket. Bairstow hit 10 fours and 4 towered sixes in this power-pack inning. Baistrow and Anderson stitched a partnership of 66 runs for the 10th wicket stand. With this partnership, England reached nearly the 600 mark.

     Australia, who put in 317 runs in his first inning, lost his openers, Usman Khawaja and David Warner early. Marnus Labuschagne tried to stay at the crease to rescue his team. Marnus Labuschagne tried to defend and put on 43 runs for the 3rd wicket with Steve Smith before Smith was caught behind off the bowling of Mark Wood. Pacer  Wood took 3 wickets, Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, and Steve Smith, and conceded just 17 runs in 7 overs. Wood can prove to be a trump card for the England team.

     Marnus Labuschagne who was batting on 44 at stumps has a tough task ahead to save his team. Cummins’s team is trailing by 162 runs from the English team with 6 wickets in hand. English bowlers are on fire.

     Rain forecast in Manchester on weekends will be the only concern for the English team, which the visitors will look to as a ray of hope as they seek their first series win on English soil in more than two decades.

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