Ashes 2021-22: Haseeb Hameed becomes England’s 50th Test duck in 2021

Australia captain Pat Cummins renowned his return to the aspect with three wickets as England continue to fight on day one of the most third Ashes test in Melbourne on Sunday.

Rapid bowler Cummins eliminated each and each of England`s openers, Haseeb Hameed (0) and Zak Crawley (12), cheaply after winning the toss and electing to bowl on a green-tinged Melbourne Cricket Ground wicket.

He then broke a budding 48-trudge partnership between England captain Joe Root and Dawid Malan, having the quantity three caught within the slips for 14 within the closing over ahead of lunch.

Mitchell Starc eliminated a smartly-settled Joe Root after lunch on Day 1. “Appropriate commence,” mentioned Cummins as his team walked off the floor to warmth applause from a festive Boxing Day crowd after quit of first session of play.

Haseeb Hameed has England’s 50th Test duck of 2021.

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Hameed is England’s 50th duck in 2021

England opener Haseeb Hameed lasted a total of 10 balls on Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test.

Cummins obtained his wicket in precisely his first over of the spell, marking return to the Test aspect. He pitched it outside the off stump and the ball formed away a tiny bit, Hameed defended however became no longer solely on the help of the ball and it obtained the brink to the keeper. Hameed’s woes continue in Australia and it has severaly affected his aspect’s chances as smartly within the Test sequence. 

After his dismissal within the first Test, Hameed bacame England’s 50th duck in Tests in 2021. That’s some file for England and Hameed would no longer be liking to be a milestone man in this means. 

With Reuters inputs

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