Ashes Betting: England favourites for the series ahead of crucial Fourth Test

Ashes Betting: England favourites for the series ahead of crucial Fourth Test

Smith, who returned to the top of the ICC's Test batting rankings on Tuesday, has now scored 438 runs in four innings this series, including two hundreds.

After the euphoria of England's extraordinary one-wicket win at Headingley which levelled the series at 1-1, this was a subdued occasion, thanks mainly to the bitter cold, blustery winds and persistent showers. "I'm sure when Steve comes in Jofra will be in (England captain) Joe Root's ear wanting the ball", Broad said.

"We've not bowled at him since Lord's, he's had a period of time without batting in the middle which is a bonus for us", Broad added. I'm not trying to scare him either, I'm just trying to get him out.

"Certainly the dryness of the square as well can play a part in (getting the ball to reverse) and obviously Starcy is a really great exponent of reverse swing if he can get it to happen", Paine said on Tuesday.

However, after that, the England bowlers were collectively below par, even if they can perhaps be slightly excused given the hard conditions they were having to battle. Marnus Labuschagne, Smith's concussion substitute at Lord's, has made three successive Test fifties since his unexpected promotion into the side and retains his place with Usman Khawaja being dropped to make way for Smith " s return. "I can genuinely say we never felt out of that game or out of the battle".

It was the fifth time Broad had snared Warner this series.

Bowling: Broad 10-2-35-2; Archer 10-0-28-0; Stokes 8-0-36-0; Leach 6-2-18-0; Overton 10-0-41-1. He followed that up with a 92 at Lord's before being felled by a short ball from England fast bowler Jofra Archer. It's the anticipation of wanting to know what can Australia's Steve Smith and England's Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer do next.

Australia were 98-2 at lunch, with rain then stopping play for more than two hours before Labuschagne completed an 88-ball fifty.

The Fourth Ashes Test commences this on September 4th at 7.30pm AEST, live and exclusively and in HD on Nine and 9GEM and streamed live on 9Now.

"Making my debut "Down Under" was really nice but making a home debut is special in front of my parents", said Overton.

The other Indian superstars were 25-year-old Hanuma Vihari, who dedicated his maiden Test century (111) to his father, who died when Vihari was 12.

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