England review successfully as Smith departs for 41 on happy hunting ground

Inserted, Australia had a productive morning session notwithstanding the loss of their openers. Ben Stokes called right on an Old Trafford pitch that looks to be a decent batting strip, although there has been swing and seam movement at the disposal of the fast bowlers. England’s seamers weren’t quite on the button initially and were scratchy for most parts in the session, but managed to take out left handers Usman Khawaja and David Warner nonetheless.

Steve Smith fell on the other side of the break as Mark Wood trapped him in front. The umpire wasn’t convinced but a review by Ben Stokes sent the dangerman on his way.


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