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Australia vs England series, highlights, results; Dawid Malan survives review amid lack of RTS system


We officially have a game on here at the Gabba as England heads to stumps trailing Australia by just 58 runs at the end of Day 3.

Australia would’ve been favoured to secure an innings win after a 278-run first innings lead, but England has clawed its way back into the contest.

The tourists head into the sheds with the score on 2-220 with captain Joe Root unbeaten on 86 off 158 deliveries and Dawid Malan on 80 not out off 177 deliveries.

Root and Malan have put on a 159-run partnership for the third wicket and they’ve stifled an Australian bowling attack that curiously did not see Josh Hazlewood utilised in the entire final session.

“Australia are still ahead, but what a fightback from England. They’ve got plenty of batting to come, this is going to be interesting,” said Shane Warne on commentary for Fox Cricket.

“If England can go close to winning this Test match, it’ll be one of the greatest wins of all time.

”Only five wickets for 300-odd shows you that batting conditions are getting better. It’s been a great turnaround from Day 1 and yesterday.”

Root and Malan’s rearguard came after England’s opening pair of Rory Burns (13) and Haseeb Hameed (27) fell relatively early once again.

Nathan Lyon toiled hard in the final session in pursuit of what has seemed an elusive 400th career Test wicket, but was unable to get the breakthrough for Pat Cummins.



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