Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes showed the stomach for a fight and stitched a 61-run stand, albeit Jhye Richardson castled the latter to bring Australia back in the contest. Woakes’s stubborn stay ended with a nip backer hitting the top of middle and leg stump. It was a length delivery around the off stump and Woakes looked to defend, but the ball jagged back in to surprise the England all-rounder and he had left a big enough gap between bat and pad for the ball to sneak through. Australia are three wickets away from a 2-nil series lead in the Ashes.
Jhye Richardson is pumped, and he deserved that! #OhWhatAFeeling
Is that the wicket that breaks England’s resistance? #Ashes | @Toyota_Aus pic.twitter.com/1IAcKk78mW
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 20, 2021