Stuart Broad dismissed David Warner for the seventh time in the series as Australia was reduced by England into 68-3 at dinner in their bidding for a draw day four of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
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Warner (11) edged Broad to Rory Burns at slide to end a dreadful string with 95 runs in 10 innings in an average of 9.50 – the left-hander’s closing knock only the next time that he reached double figures.
Warner along with Marcus Harris (9) had finished Australia’s greatest opening stand that summer – a paltry 18 – before Broad sent Harris’ away stump cartwheeling from around the wicket.
Australia, chasing 399 for success after dismissing England for 329, were subsequently steadied from the usual suspects Steve Smith (18no) and also Marnus Labuschagne (14) – just for Jack Leach to flip into a rescue beyond the latter outside edge and have him overrun by Jonny Bairstow.
Leach (9) and Jofra Archer (3) fell inside 20 minutes later England had resumed on 313-8 – Archer out caught behind on review after he had been demonstrated to own gloved Pat Cummins down the leg-side, also Leach caught off Nathan Lyon (4-69) in mid-on after top-edging a sweep.
Broad swelled England’s complete by hammering two sixes off Cummins, ahead of his 2 wickets and one for Leach boosted his hopes of a 2-2 draw.
Smith – who currently has Matthew Wade (10no) for company – stands in their way, though.
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