England vs Australia LIVE: Cricket test score and Ashes updates from day three at Edgbaston

Khawaja – I don’t have to prove anything

The first Test of the 2023 Ashes series is set for three dates at Edgbaston. After England’s declaration on Matchday 1, Australia fought back to within 82 runs of the hosts’ target of 393 through stumps on Matchday 2 and are now close to a first innings result.

Usman Khawaja led the comeback, starting the day with a 126-point total, but Alex Carey soon fell to James Anderson’s bowling. At 311-5, the Tourists were confident of gaining a lead in the first inning but fell short after Khawaja was sent off, hitting 386 points just before the lunch break and losing their last four wickets, meaning just 14 runs.

Nathan Lyon got caught in the short ball trap and hooked with the deep square leg while Scott Boland returned to his goal area after a rebound from Broad and saved to the silly point while Cummins was the last man out for 38 , after dragging Robinson to Stokes.

Follow the score and latest updates from Edgbaston below:


Lunch: Australia 386 all out, England lead by seven runs

Mike JonesJune 18, 2023 1:35 p.m


Usman Khawaja’s first tone in England ‘a bit more emotional’ after audiences mocked him

Australia’s Usman Khawaja revealed some ill-timed words from the Edgbaston crowd gave him an emotional century on day two of the first Ashes Test and marked that moment by throwing his racquet in the air.

The opener lasted almost six and a half hours and forged key partnerships with Travis Head and Cameron Green before a late attacking push from Alex Carey ensured Australia ended the day 82 down to 311 for five.

Mike JonesJune 18, 2023 1:30 p.m


Lunch: Australia 386 all out, England lead by seven runs

It took a little imagination to finish Usman Khawaja’s innings starting from Ben Stokes’ field positions. Check out how Ollie Robinson finally got him out:

Mike JonesJune 18, 2023 1:24 PM


Lunch: England’s bowling figures

Ollie Robinson: 22.1-5-55-3

James Anderson: 21-5-53-1

Mike JonesJune 18, 2023 1:18 p.m


Lunch: Australia 386 all out, England lead by seven runs


(Action pics via Reuters)

(Action pics via Reuters)

Mike JonesJune 18, 2023 1:12 p.m


Moeen Ali was fined by the ICC for illegally applying drying spray to his bowling hand

England all-rounder Moeen Ali was fined on his Test return for applying an unauthorized drying spray to his bowling hand on day two of the Ashes opener at Edgbaston.

Ahead of this much-anticipated LV= Insurance series between England and Australia, referees had specifically forbidden players from using agents on their hands without prior approval.

While the International Cricket Council accepted that Moeen’s use of the spray was an attempt to reduce perspiration rather than a more serious allegation that he was attempting to alter the state of the ball, it was found that he did exhibit some behaviour , which was “contrary to the spirit of the game”.

Mike JonesJune 18, 2023 1:06 p.m


End of innings: Australia 386 all out, England lead by seven runs

Undoubtedly it was England’s morning. They’ve taken the last five Australian wickets and go into the second innings with a seven-run lead.

The teams will now have lunch before Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley look for an unbeatable record for Australia.

Mike JonesJune 18, 2023 1:02 p.m


Wicket! Pat Cummins ct. Ben Stokes born Ollie Robinson 38 (62), Australia 386, gave everything

Pat Cummins takes another short ball and sends the top edge straight in the air. It’s a high score but Ben Stokes is below and makes no mistake, clinging to the catch to end Australia’s first innings.

Mike JonesJune 18, 2023 1:00 p.m


Australia 386-9 (116), Pat Cummins 38, Josh Hazlewood 1, Stuart Broad 3-68 (23)

Josh Hazlewood hits the bull’s eye with his first ball and Ben Stokes decides to split the field while Pat Cummins hits again.

Cummins finishes blocking and smashes Stuart Broad into the stands for a six!

He takes one from the last ball.

Mike JonesJune 18, 2023 12:57 p.m


Wicket! Scott Boland ct. Ollie Pope née Stuart Broad 0 (5), Australia 378-9 (115.3)

It’s not that easy.

Stuart Broad slams in a short ball, forcing Scott Boland onto his back foot and Boland just loops the ball up the goofy middle into Ollie Pope’s waiting hands.

Mike JonesJune 18, 2023 12:54 p.m

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