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fourth Ashes Test: England strike late, Australia 126/3 on blustery day 1

Britain hit back late on a downpour defaced first day of the season of the fourth Ashes Test to put Australia under tension at the Sydney cricket Ground on Wednesday.

Australia, holding an unassailable 3-0 series lead, examined a solid situation at 111 for one preceding paceman James Anderson and Mark Wood struck in about seven balls.

At the nearby after just 46.5 overs were conceivable after four downpour interferences, Australia were 126 for three with Steve Smith on six and Usman Khawaja, playing in his first Test beginning around 2019, not out four.

Marcus Harris, falling off his 76 in Melbourne, batted tenaciously for his 38 off 109 balls before he was stuck on the wrinkle and scratched Anderson and Joe Root at slip.

In the following over Wood, charging in, got the valued wicket of Marnus Labuschagne for 28 leaving Australia at 117-3.

Wood calculated one back off a length and Labuschagne, hoping to shield from the wrinkle, edged to Jos Buttler in a critical twofold forward leap for England.

Prior, Stuart Broad again demonstrated David Warner's foe tempting a thick edge off Warner to Zak Crawley at second slip for 30.

"I need us to continue to take a stab at all aspects of the game," Root said at the throw of England's test in the excess two dead Tests of the series.

"We really should continue believing and comprehend that things truly do change on schedule. we must be solid and versatile and take those risks."

Britain's last Test win in Australia was at the SCG in January 2011.

In the interim authorities said batsman Travis Head would rejoin the Australia crew on Friday forthcoming a negative test result after his Covid separation period, which constrained him to miss the Sydney Test, closes on Thursday.

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