England and Australia are set to take on each other in the third Test of the Ashes 2021 from 26th to 30th December 2021 at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia currently lead the series 2-0 and one more win can help them retain the urn. Australia have been outstanding thus far in the series. Pat Cummins took over as the full-time captain and led the team to a 9-wicket win in the first Test.
The bowling unit bundled out England for 147 and 297 in their two innings. Australia, on the other hand, posted 425 runs in their first innings and had to score only 20 runs in their second innings to win the Test.
In his first very match as a full-time captain, Pat Cummins picked a five-wicket haul in the first innings, and followed it with 2 more wickets in the second innings. Travis Head made headlines in the first Test, having played an outstanding knock of 152 runs off 148, including 14 fours and 4 sixes. Labuschagne made 74 off 117.
Australia continued their brilliant run in the second Test. Australia batted first this time around and notched a gigantic score of 473 runs, thanks to stellar contributions from Marnus Labuschagne (103), Steve Smith (93), David Warner (95) and Alex Carey (51).
Despite missing the likes of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood in the second Test, Australia bundled England out for 236 runs in their first innings. Mitchell Starc starred with the ball, picking 4 for 37, while Lyon picked 3. For England, Malan (80), Root (62) and Stokes (34) were the only ones who showed some fight with the bat. Australia batted second and declared their innings at 230 for 9, thereby setting a target of 468 runs.
England, in pursuit of the target, were bowled out for 192 runs. Rory Burns (34), Joe Root (24), David Malan (24), and Chris Woakes (44) failed to take responsibility of converting the starts into big scores. Jos Buttler showed a great fight on the last day of the Test and batted 207 balls for his 26 but it wasn’t enough for saving the Test.
Ahead of the third Test, England have made four changes in their playing XI. Jonny Bairstow, Zack Crawley, Jack Leach, and Mark Wood have been included in the eleven, replacing the likes of Ollie Pope, Rory Burns, Stuart Broad, and Chris Woakes.
As for Australia, Pat Cummins returns to the playing XI, while Scott Boland is set to make his Test debut. Josh Hazlewood will continue to miss out as he hasn’t recovered from his injury, while Jhye Richardson has picked up a leg injury and will miss out on the third Test.
AUS vs ENG Live Streaming Details- When And Where To Watch Australia vs England In Your Country? Ashes 2021-22, 3rd Test
Sony Sports Network has bought the rights to broadcast all the matches of the Ashes 2021-22 in India. The live streaming will be available on Sony Liv App.
The viewers in Australia can watch all the matches of the Ashes 2021-22 live on Fox Cricket. Also, the fans can stream it live on the Foxtel Go app or Kayo Sports.
In the United Kingdom:
In the United Kingdom, BT Sports will present the live telecast of the Test series.
In the USA:
In the United States of America, the fans watch the match live on Willow TV.
In New Zealand:
Sky Sports will be broadcasting all the matches of Ashes 2021-22 live in New Zealand. For live-streaming, viewers can go to Sky Go App.
In South Africa:
In South Africa, SuperSport will present the live telecast of Australia vs England Test series.