Stuart Broad discounted David Warner for its seventh time at the show as Australia was reduced by England at dinner in their bid for a draw day four of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
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Warner (11) edged Broad into Rory Burns at slip to end a dreadful show with 95 runs in 10 innings in an average of 9.50 – that the left-hander’s final knock only the second time he reached double figures.
Warner and Marcus Harris (9) had finished Australia’s greatest opening stand this summer – a paltry 18 – until Broad sent Harris’ away stump cartwheeling from around the wicket.
Australia, chasing 399 for victory after dismissing England for 329, were then steadied by the usual suspects Steve Smith (18no) and also Marnus Labuschagne (14) – only for Jack Leach to reverse a rescue beyond the latter outside edge and have him overrun by Jonny Bairstow.
Leach (9) along with Jofra Archer (3) fell inside 20 minutes later England had resumed on 313-8 – Archer out caught behind on review after he had been demonstrated to have gloved Pat Cummins down the leg-side, also Leach captured off Nathan Lyon (4-69) at mid-on after top-edging a sweep.
Broad swelled the total of England by hammering two sixes before one for Leach and his 2 wickets boosted his hopes of a 2-2 draw.
Smith – that currently has Matthew Wade (10no) for company – stands in their way, however.
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