Australia will be looking to pick up a win against arch-rivals England in the third Test match of the ongoing Ashes series. If Australia manage to win this match, then they would retain the 'Urn' with two matches left. The Aussies also have an opportunity to win the Ashes series for the first time on English soil in 18 years. Australia had last beaten England in England way back in 2001 to win the Ashes. Australia had drawn first blood in the opening Test match at Edgbaston by registering a comprehensive 251-run win. They then played some good cricket at Lord's and denied England a chance to settle scores and now, the Aussies need seven quick wickets while the hosts need to score 203 runs with two days of play still left.
However, arguably the best moment of the fourth innings was witnessed during Pat Cummins' first spell when he got the better of Jason Roy.
English opener Jason Roy once again had a forgettable outing with the bat as he failed to see off the new ball and was dismissed for an 18-ball 8. But, more than his dismissal, the manner in which he was dismissed was the standout moment. It happened in the seventh over bowled by Pat Cummins. On the third delivery, Cummins bowled a fuller length straight delivery which nipped away and beat the defence of Jason Roy as the opener was left completely clueless after he tried to play it straight. Pat Cummins thus provided a second breakthrough for Australia and put them in command early on.
The video of Pat Cummins' dream delivery that disturbed Jason Roy's timber was posted by England Cricket on their official Twitter handle.
Watch the video here:
After the dismissal of Jason Roy, the hosts were reeling at 15/2 in their run chase of 359 and that is when skipper Joe Root carried out the rescue act to save his side. Root and Joe Denly then added 126 runs for the third wicket stand. Denly was dismissed after getting to his half-century. The charismatic captain was then given company by Ben Stokes as England finished on 156/3 at stumps. Root remained unbeaten on a 189-ball 75.