Marnus Labuschagne | Man of the Match (103 and 51): We really stuck it out there, and Davey batted very well and put the pressure on the bowlers. I tried to absorb the pressure and if you have a combination like that out there, it hands us the advantage. I do a bit of self-talk, especially when I congratulated myself on playing the bouncer by Stokes, as opposed to the one before that I played poorly. We played well this Test match and didn't take our foot off the peddle. Getting my first Ashes ton was terrific and I was disappointed that I didn't make it a big one despite a few chances. I have played with Neser and played with Jhye in Shield cricket only weeks ago, and they have a unique set of skills - like Neser hits the stumps, for instance. It was great to have two bowlers out and still be able to dominate this Test match.
Joe Root (England captain): I am fine. It was tough day (yesterday), feel a bit better today (smiles). When we look at ball in hand, I don't think we bowled the right lengths, we needed to bowl fuller. As soon as we did that in the second innings, we made it harder for them. Itâs disappointing because we made the same mistakes that we made four years ago. We could have bowled better and should have batted better. We have to be (confident) about turning things around. Iâm confident that we have all that we need to win here. Just need to stop repeating the same mistakes. We have to get through that first 20 minutes and then go greedy, need to leave better as well. Need to also manage certain passages of play better. Certainly capable of it. Yes, that's the attitude (Buttler's defiance) we needed to harness through the whole game. I feel we competed in patches, but we need to fight the whole game. Thatâs what is needed to win here. The attitude today was brilliant. We just need to do more of it. I expect us to have that mentality for the rest of the series.
Steve Smith ( Australia captain): I wasn't nervous. I think Jos played very well, and played over 200 balls, so it was good resistance along with Woakes and Robbo. We wanted to stay calm because it would take a couple of good balls and a couple of wickets to get the win.I did enjoy captaincy and the guys played well and controlled the game after the first day. Davey and Marnus's partnership set it up, so we could control the game. A special mention to Starc, who has bowled as well as he's bowled in a long time, and he's led the attack really well. I think he summed it up quickly that it wasn't swinging and he was just hitting a good length and attacking the batsmen. The guys in there said Cam Green shouldn't bowl at all today, because his workload needs to be managed. Ideally he shouldn't have bowled today, but we needed him to bowl because of how good he has been. I have no idea about Josh Hazlewood, but Harris is batting well in the nets, so he needs to not overthink it and trust the process and he can turn it around.
Australia won by 275 runs and lead the series with 2-0
Over 113.1 Jhye Richardson bowls a good length delivery to JM Anderson, out Caught by Green!! Anderson is pushed back by a short of length ball, has a little poke at it, and that flies off a healthy outside edge to Green's left, and he's been terrific at gully.
End of Over 113 (4 runs) England 192/9
SCJ Broad 9/31 Mitchell Starc 27-10-43-2
JM Anderson 2/4
Over 112.6 Mitchell Starc bowls a good length delivery to SCJ Broad, no run, open up his stance a little, he has to hop and manages to fend this, almost off his gloves
Over 112.5 Mitchell Starc bowls a back of length delivery to SCJ Broad, no run, hops back and defends solidly
Over 112.4 Mitchell Starc bowls a good length delivery to SCJ Broad, no run, hops and misses the tuck off the bat, deflects off the hip thigh towards leg slip
Over 112.3 Mitchell Starc bowls it short of length to SCJ Broad, no run, hangs back and opens the face to steer this towards backward point
Over 112.2 Mitchell Starc bangs it short onto the pitch to SCJ Broad, no run, stays deep inside the crease and ducks under it to sways away from the bouncer.
Over 112.1 Mitchell Starc bowls a good length delivery to SCJ Broad, Boundary! Opens the face, stays still and steers it to the deep backward point boundary for four.
End of Over 112 (5 runs) England 188/9
JM Anderson 2/4 Jhye Richardson 19-9-42-4
SCJ Broad 5/25
Over 111.6 Jhye Richardson bowls a good length delivery to JM Anderson, no run, gets half-cocked forward and defends solidly
Over 111.5 Jhye Richardson bowls a good length delivery to JM Anderson, 2 runs, opens the face and steers it off the outside half towards third man for a couple
Over 111.4 Jhye Richardson bowls it short of length to SCJ Broad,1 run, made to arch back and cut in a cramped manner, flies into the gap between gully and backward point for a single
Over 111.3 Jhye Richardson bowls a pitched up delivery to SCJ Broad, 2 runs, gets forward and go at the drive, miscues it off the inside half down to long-on for two
Over 111.2 Jhye Richardson bowls a pitched up delivery to SCJ Broad, no run, backs into the on-side and drives this towards mid-off
Over 111.1 Jhye Richardson bowls a good length delivery to SCJ Broad, no run, gets forward and tries to flay this through the off-side, misses and that's nearly grazed off-stump
End of Over 111 (1 runs) England 183/9
JM Anderson 0/2 Mitchell Starc 26-10-39-2
SCJ Broad 2/21
Over 110.6 Mitchell Starc bowls a good length delivery to SCJ Broad, no run, stays upright and tall, fends this off a hop towards point