Australia vs England – Ashes: Live score and updates on Day One of the 3rd Test


Ashes Day One LIVE: Rain delays the crucial toss at the MCG after England make four changes for must-win Boxing Day Test match against Australia

England have made four changes to their team for the must-win third Ashes Test against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground.  

Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Mark Wood and Jack Leach all come in for Joe Root’s side, who have underperformed so far and are 2-0 down in the best-of-five series.  

For Australia, captain Pat Cummins comes back in and there’s a debut for bowler Scott Boland, who becomes just the second male indigenous Test player to represent his nation in 144 years – Michael Neser and Jhye Richardson drop out.  

Sportsmail’s KIERAN JACKSON is providing live text coverage including all the build-up and over-by-over updates as England look to fight back against Australia in the third Ashes Test.



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