Australia finished the third Ashes Test against England at the MCG in Melbourne on Sunday with a score of 61 for one, behind by 124 runs. David Warner, who was removed by James Anderson for 38 off 42 balls, was the hosts' most important wicket. On the second day, Australia will bat again with Marcus Harris and Nathan Lyon. Earlier in the game, England's side was dismissed for 185 runs.
Root read the riot act to his players after a batting collapse and poor bowling in the first two Tests, but it had little effect. So far, he hasn't managed to score more than 297 runs in five innings.
Mitchell Starc took two while Cameron Greene and debutant Scott Boulvar also took a wicket each to put Australia in the driver's seat. Captain Joe Root was exceptional for England, scoring another 50. But the rest of the batting line-up failed in their start count as the line-up fell again. England are already 0-2 in the five-match series after losing the first and second Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide.
Following the dismissal of star all-rounder Ben Stokes for 25, Jos Buttler only lasted 11 balls before succumbing to Green's siege and sending a straight cut shot to Lyon on point. He hit Scott Boulwer, Australia's first indigenous Test cricketer since Jason Gillespie.