Khawaja burns a review as nip-backer thuds into back pad

Stuart Broad draws first blood for England as his nip-backer strikes Usman Khawaja on the back pad. Even a review couldn’t save the southpaw as he walks back for 3.

Barring the loss of Khawaja, the visitors have had a reasonably good opening hour. England weren’t at their lethal best in terms of accuracy and Warner has shown good proactiveness at the crease and looked assured out there even if not spotless.

The Old Trafford surface seems decent to bat on with an ample amount of pace and bounce. There has been some swing but it hasn’t been anything outrageous like it was the case at Headingley on occasions.


Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood

England (Playing XI): Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Broadcast Schedule

England v Ireland ODI series
ENG v IRE 2nd ODI, Trent Bridge
23rd September
Start time: 11:00 am BST
ENG v IRE 3rd ODI, County Ground, Bristol
26th September
Start time: 12:30 pm BST