Another top-order batter has been sent back to the pavilion as England struggle with the bat once again. 277 is a target they should have backed themselves to chase down. However, Ollie Pope has now perished for just 10 as he sees his off stump get blown away by left-arm spearhead Trent Boult. The hosts need a partnership now similar to the one between Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell.
Earlier, Kyle Jamieson accounted for both the openers as Zac Crawley edged one to the slip cordon while Alex Lees left a ball that cannoned into his stumps. England are waist-deep into trouble and would bank on senior pro Joe Root to resuscitate the innings.
What a brilliant ball from Boult to dismiss Ollie Pope 🎯
Round the wicket and angles in and the stump is out of the ground 👀 pic.twitter.com/nl9OAMvj2H
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) June 4, 2022