MANCHESTER – Australia bounced back from another failure from their opening pair as they reached for 98-2 at lunch on the first day of the fourth Ashes test at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
The series is tied a 1-1 with two tests remaining and victory for the tourists would ensure that they retain the urn.
England hoped to take the momentum of their remarkable comeback at Headingley into the contest on a slightly chilly and overcast morning and their supporters were on their feet with just the fourth ball of the day.
Stuart Broad claimed the wicket of David Warner for the fifth time in this series with the left-hander caught behind as he made a belated decision to leave the ball but allowed a thin outside edge to Jonny Bairstow.
Australia then found themselves at 28-2 when Broad rapped the pads of Marcus Harris and, after some consideration, umpire Kumar Dharmasena raised his finger and his verdict was upheld by video review.