England managed to edge ahead of Australia on the opening day of the Sydney Ashes Test after reducing Australia to 126 for 3. The proceedings were constantly interrupted by rain, permitting a mere 46.5 as the hosts suffered a late wobble. Post the lunch break, Broad eked out the first breakthrough when he had David Warner caught at second slip for 30. Marcus Harris (38) and Marnus Labuschagne (28) stitched together a half-century stand before Jame Anderson had the former edging to slip after a patient 109-ball knock. Mark Wood then squared up Marnus Labuschagne to deal Australia a body blow.
Mark Wood gets the world’s No.1 Test batter for the second match in a row – and England are right in this contest! #Ashes pic.twitter.com/4iJIctgEeH
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 5, 2022