Overton reveals England frustration
Australia shaded a rain-delayed first day of the fourth Test, with England bowler Craig Overton admitting it was a frustrating day.
England had their moments but struggled to build on the momentum of Headingley mainly due to the bad weather and flat atmosphere at Old Trafford.
Overton offered one bright spark when taking the wicket of Marnus Labuschagne for 67, but Steve Smith remains on 60 not out and could prove to be the thorn in England's side once again.
"It was quite a frustrating day with the wind but it was nice to get the wicket. It's tough in these conditions," said Overton, who made his return to the Test side.
"Steve Smith is the big one that we want to get. We'll come back with a positive attitude and try and get him early."
Meanwhile, Labuschagne says the Aussies are desperate to make up for letting the Ashes slip through their fingers in Leeds.
"To have a loss like that [at Headingley] which was in our grasp was disappointing but the way went about the game today we are here and in the contest," he added. "We are really keen to secure the Ashes."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.