England's Dawid Malan plays a shot during the first day of the Third Ashes Test match. REUTERS/Dave Hunt/Pool
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Dawid Malan struck England's first century of the Ashes series as the tourists saw off Australia's marauding pace attack to emerge on top of an enthralling first day of the third test at the WACA Thursday.The last of them reprieved left-hander Malan on 92 off the first delivery with the second new ball from a frustrated Mitchell Starc late in the day.The pair came together with England 115 for three just after lunch and their ability to survive for nearly two sessions will have inspired Root's team as the Ashes holders seek to claw back from a 2-0 deficit in the five-match series.Root was out softly for 20, caught down the legside by wicketkeeper Tim Paine.Cook's 150th test started sourly, the 32-year-old opener lasting just 16 balls in the morning before being trapped lbw by Starc for seven.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE