After England effectively went through the tail on the third day at Edgbaston. Ollie Robinson referred to Australia’s lower order as having “three No. 11s” and said that they were England’s first priority.

Despite Pat Cummins’ 38, which was his highest as captain . And his highest since he hit 63 against India at the MCG in 2018. Australia’s final four wickets went for 14.

Ben Stokes’ field around the No. 10, and Nathan Lyon. Who was batting at least one slot higher than he ordinarily would, hooked to deep square leg. And Scott Boland deflected to silly point. After a sharp fall in his batting performance. Cummins then swung into the deep hole with last man Josh Hazlewood to end an inning that gave hope . That he would contribute substantial runs in this series.

We discussed it as a group, according to Robinson, We claimed that they have three No. 11s once we pass Cummins. We can aim for it throughout the series . And strive to end their innings quickly in order to gain momentum for our own batting innings.

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Despite winning the World Test Championship against India and having a great two years in Test cricket. Australia’s tail has not been a reliable supplier of runs. By leaving out Mitchell Starc for this Test, it was made more weaker. Where he scored 41 runs in the second innings. And overall he has four of his ten half-centuries with an average of 25.85 versus England.
In addition, England used a very different approach to bowling at the lower order. Than the Australians did on the first day. Choosing to attack them with the short ball, which was successful despite the slowness of the pitch.

Regarding the strategy, Robinson noted, “I really believe it’s pitch dependent.” Naturally, Pat Cummins is a pretty excellent player. And I believe we reasoned that bowling full to their tail would give them a chance to possibly get some more runs. It’s a wicket-getting strategy, but it’s also harder to score when the ball is two-paced.

Hazlewood had stated there was “nothing there” for the bouncer on the first day. But if or when Australia reaches England’s lower order in the second innings, they may reevaluate their tactics.

Knowing what we know today about the wicket. I’m confident the strategy group will develop a plan. Alex Carey said.”I’m hoping spin will play a big part for us tomorrow. I thought Gaz bowled superbly in the first innings, and there’s definitely some more opportunity for him now as well. Attack, the leadership team, is in charge of devising a strategy to, hopefully, run through their tail.

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After a tense 20-minute session during which they lost openers Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley in short succession. England finished with a slim 35-run lead.
The highest-scoring chase at Edgbaston was South Africa’s 283 for 5. Which came before England’s Bazball-inspired 378 for 3 victory over India in 2017.