Ben Stokes, England’s last recognized batter, was farming the strike and taking the attack to Australia but eventually fell for 34, getting a thick inside edge onto the stumps. The hosts are roughing up the English tail-enders with a bouncer barrage, and Stuart Broad has done well to negate the ploy and shield his bowling partner James Anderson from facing the chin music. In the process, he was also hit on the helmet grill off a Jhye Richardson bouncer. But the southpaw is grinding away in the middle, with England trailing by 242 runs.
A pink ball to the grille. Stuart Broad getting checked by the doctor but looks ok to resume #Ashes pic.twitter.com/fyRGjFULwy
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 18, 2021