England struck early in the first session as it belonged to them, but Marcus Harris and the Australian tail added some crucial runs to give secure a handy lead of 82 runs on a challenging MCG wicket. If you think James Anderson’s spell was good, Starc was absolutely sensational. He got two wickets in two balls, and almost earned a hat-trick. Boland was quite impressive as he claimed two wickets in one over and England were reduced to 22/4. They trail by 51 runs, but that looks a huge deficit, given the way the Aussie pacers have operated with the new ball.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 27, 2021