ENG vs AUS Day 3: Near-perfect performance by the England side on day 2 helped them to advance by 67 runs with the loss of just 4 wickets at the Stumps. The surface is looking dead and England are bossing the game now but today’s rainy and overcast weather might enlighten Australia’s hopes in the bowling department. In this article, you will read ENG vs AUS Day 3 Weather Forecast and Pitch Report of Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.
Day 2 saw over 400 runs and only 6 wickets. Australia was stunned by Zak Crawley’s incredible 189 off 182 balls, which maintained England on track for an Ashes comeback. He and Root enjoyed a 200+ run stand, which gave England total control of the game.
Down below is the Day 2 brief overview, ENG vs AUS Day 3 Weather Forecast and Pitch Report of Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester:
ENG vs AUS Day 2 Overview
Day 2 belonged to England, who dominated everything. Their performance was absolute domination, and they departed Australia with a listless expression. Anderson dismissed Cummins off the first ball of the day, and England quickly wrapped up Australia’s innings after they could only add 18 runs to their overnight total.
An early wicket for Australia as well, they were able to get rid of Ben Duckett in the third over, and Crawley also appeared to be having trouble before lunch. After the first session, things appeared to be pretty evenly balanced since the new No. 3, Moeen Ali, took his time adjusting. After lunch, though, we were in for some exciting cricket! Australia’s bowlers were pillaged by Crawley and Moeen as the scoring pace increased to over 6 runs every over. Even Moeen’s wicket wasn’t enough to slow England down since Root got off to an equally intense start.
Australia managed to take Crawley and Root down in the last session to slightly overcome the damage. Ben Stokes and Brook are on the crease and will continue England’s innings today. Crawley smashed his first 50 runs in 68 balls and the next 50 in just 26 runs in a test match. The whole of it happened on Day 2 and at the Stumps, England are 384/4 with a lead of 67 runs.
ENG vs AUS Day 3 Weather Forecast
The Ashes 2023 (Australia tour of England) | England vs Australia 4th Test match is being played at Old Trafford, Manchester (England) from July 19 to July 23 starting at 10:30 AM Local and 3:00 PM IST.
ACC TO WEATHER.COM, the weather is predicted to be overcast throughout the day. As the weather websites show, rain is expected in the first two to three hours of the day, there are quite high chances of rain for the day which would affect the play on Day 3 of the test match. A 70+% chance of rain is predicted earlier in the day and drops to 18% later in the day. It hopefully ain’t going to interrupt the whole match Day later in the day. The Temperature in the morning is expected to be around 14° C and rise up to 17° C in the evening.
Winds with a speed of around 10-15KMPH will gust towards the West-North West. Humidity will also stay at the average rate of 75% (around 81% in the morning and falls to 65% in the evening). So, the possibilities of rain are always there when it is England but we can hope for a healthy and decent part of ENG vs AUS Day 3 of the 4th test match.
ENG vs AUS Day 3 Pitch Report
Old Trafford has always provided good batting conditions with a pitch that makes it easy for the ball to get onto the bat. As a result, teams who win the toss frequently decide to bat first, and the team batting first has won the majority of games at this stadium. The average score in the first inning is 332, then it falls to 270 in the second inning.
As of now, the surface is quite dead. Almost no grass was left on the surface and it looks like England is losing their essence of being England in terms of pitches. The new ball did swing but once the ball gets old, there is nothing for a bowler in the surface.
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