It’s freefall for England at Hobart. Ben Stokes smokes a cut shot off Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon took a beautiful catch low down at backward point. England are tottering now at 85/5, with Ollie Pope and Sam Billings occupying the crease. Earlier, Pat Cummins set England skipper Joe Root flawlessly and nabbed him plumb with a nip-backer. Stokes was looking solid in the middle but with his departure England find themselves in a rather hopeless situation.
Captain gets captain!
Pat Cummins traps Joe Root lbw and the England skipper is gone! #Ashes pic.twitter.com/27jLfha9gK
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2022