By DAYANAND MOHITE | published: August 25, 2019 01:51 PM 2019-02-12T14:15:30+5:30
city : mumbai
Notwithstanding conceding England played truly well on day three of the third Ashes Test, previous Australia player Ricky Ponting is idealistic about Australia's success in the game as he feels that Tim Paine-drove side has got 'a lot of runs'.
Britain played splendidly on day three and need 203 rushes to win with seven wickets close by. It was Joe Denly and Joe Root's 126-run association which has placed England on a commanding position in the match.
"I realize England have played truly well this evening, they burrowed profound. Denly and Root's organization was exceptional, yet I think Australia has still got a lot of runs," cricket.com.au cited.
Ponting as saying.Both Denly and Root scored their individual 50 years in the fourth inning. Nonetheless, not long after in the wake of scoring 50 years, Denly (50) was expelled by Josh Hazlewood.
Ponting said that Hazlewood and Pat Cummins have bowled 'remarkably well' directly through the game.
"We've seen Hazlewood (2-35) and Cummins (1-33) bowl remarkably well directly through the game and I think as the game goes on Nathan Lyon (0-42) is going to come in to it to an ever increasing extent," he said.
Ponting accepts that the new ball will greatly affect the game when the match will begin on day four.
"The wicket resembles it's straightened out impressively late this evening yet there's another ball around the bend tomorrow first thing. It's been another ball wicket all game. The other thing we've seen is in the game it has been an extremely hard wicket for anybody to come in and begin on," Ponting said.
Root (75*) and Ben Stokes (2*) will continue day four from 156/3.
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