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England show steel in third Test

24th August 2019, 19:52 by Bobbie Jackson

Joe Root and Joe Denly dug in for England on day three of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley.

Australia set England a sizeable target of 359 to win in Leeds after reaching 246 courtesy of another respectable innings from Marnus Labuschagne, eventually going for 80.

Hopes faded early on for the hosts as openers Rory Burns and Jason Roy were sent back to the pavilion with England on 15-2.

But, Root (75 no) and Denly (50) dug in to help England end the day in a sunny West Yorkshire on 156-3, 203 behind.

Root will resume alongside Ben Stokes (2no) when Sunday's action gets underway as England look to avoid the defeat which will hand the urn to Australia with two Tests remaining.

England's Joe Denly on BBC Test Match Special: "The 67 wasn't good enough but it's about showing character and fight in this second innings.

"We believe. If we get one or two more partnerships tomorrow, we're in with a real shout. I rate our chances very highly - there are not too many demons in the pitch."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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