Anderson failed to make the ball talk but otherwise this was a great day for the freewheeling hosts in push to level the Ashes
England keep giving Jimmy Anderson a stage in this series. It happened again just before tea on the third day of a match that already feels like a staging point, another turn in that narrative arc carrying us on inevitably to the Oval and a perfect reckoning up.
In the event it was Mark Wood who took the moment, producing a spell of high-class, often savage fast bowling from the Anderson end that left England on the brink of levelling the series over the next two soggy-looking days.
Written by Barney Ronay at Emirates Old Trafford
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2023/jul/21/australia-england-ashes-bazball-mark-wood under the title “Australia maddened by England’s Bazball and undone by Mark Wood | Barney Ronay”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.