Ashes strength outage causes tech malfunction England’s fightback in Aust…

Ashes strength outage causes tech malfunction England’s fightback in Aust…

A strength outage in Brisbane caused a technology malfunction as England’s test match fightback against Australia faltered.

The issued knocked out the Umpire Decision Review System for around 25 minutes, but that did not cause too much drama as Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes set about trying to clear the remainder of the deficit.

Buttler got off the mark with a lovely reverse sweep off Lyon and, when the new ball arrived, squirted a associate of boundaries by the slips for four.

Stokes (14) also managed a associate of clean hits but he was roundly beaten by Cummins with England nevertheless 12 behind. The ball kicked off the pitch, squaring Stokes up and sending him spinning in an ungainly manner as the leading edge sailed to Green at gully.

But Joe Root and Dawid Malan both fell early on the fourth morning in Brisbane as England’s fightback in the first Ashes Test ran aground.

The pair batted the tourists back into the match with an unbroken stand of 159 on the third evening, but both were gone in the first half hour of play.

Ollie Pope than joined the procession as the score went from 220 for two overnight to 234 for five.

With the home rule nevertheless standing at 44, it was a hammer blow to England’s hopes.

Malan had additional just two runs to his overnight score of 80 when he progressive down the pitch to Nathan Lyon, inside-edging into his front pad and looping a catch to Marnus Labuschagne at silly point.

It was Lyon’s 400th Test wicket, making him just the third Australian to reach that mark after greats Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath.

That placed huge pressure on Root, who was desperate to register a first Ashes century Down Under in his 10th game on these shores. He made it to 89, his best score in Australia, but for the seventh time failed to transform.

It was an not harmful exit, feeling outside off at Cameron Green and feathering by to the wicketkeeper. Pope lasted just six deliveries, stepping back and slashing Lyon to slip.

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