Australia were at the lead of 283 runs after the end of play on day two of the third Ashes Test against England on Friday. After restricting for England at 67, Australia started their second innings with opening pair of Marcus Harris and David Warner.
Warner was sent back to pavilion on a duck by Stuart Broad as he found him in front of the wickets. Usmaan Khawaja and Harris built a brief stand of 26 runs before the latter was bowled by Jack Leech in the 12th over. Harris played a knock of 19 runs.
Marnus Labuschagne joined Khawaja in the middle and stitched a partnership of 16-run. Khawaja was caught by Jason Roy off Chris Woakes after scoring 23 runs. Australia were at 52 for the loss of three wickets
Travis Head and Labuschagne kept the scoreboard moving as the duo added the crucial 45 runs to the team's total. Ben Stokes got rid of Head as he bowled him out for 25.
Mathew Wade joined Labuschagne in the middle and built a 66 runs stand for the fifth wicket, The duo helped their side to get past the 150-run mark.
Wade (33) was caught behind the stumps by Jonny Bairstow off Stokes. Wickets kept falling on one end but Labuschagne held his end strong. He is batting at a score of 53 while James Pattinson is unbeaten on 2 runs.
For England, Broad and Stokes scalped two wickets each while Woakes and Leech took one wicket each. Australia have the lead of 283 runs and still have four wickets in hand.
Brief Scores: 1st innings Australia: 179; England: 67 all out (Hazlewood 5/30, Cummins 3/23; 2nd innings: Australia 171/6 (Marnus Labuschagne 53 batting, Ben Stokes 2/33, Stuart Broad 2/34 - At Stumps.