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Test Match Number three gets underway at Edgbaston

Test Match number three in the Ashes 2015 is now underway at Edgbaston. With rain predicted later today England will be looking to get off to a better start that they did at Lords. Plenty of speculation is accumulating and so far some of England’s hopes are coming to fruition.

Test Match Number three – Day one

Day one in Test Three has started better for England with superb bowling from Anderson. With one confirmed wicket, and a couple more under speculation during the first thirty minutes, the game is off to an exciting start.

There have been plenty of positive attitudes emanating from England’s team following the disaster at Lords the week before last. In public interviews and media coverage many of the squad have been citing optimistic view points ahead of the third test match.

This morning Australia won the toss and are out batting first, currently the runs are coming in slow. England’s captain, Alistair Cook, has grand plans for the third test match and has openly spoken about how he intends to mark the occasion at Edgbaston with a win. England has a great record at Edgbaston, of the last ten test matches at the ground in Birmingham, England have been victorious in six and have only lost in one. Ahead of the Third Test match and speaking with regards to the atmosphere at the ground Cook said:

 “It would be brilliant to go 2-1 up, and it’s certainly an inspiration in one way to know it’s possible, the crowd really get behind us here. If we get on top, we feel as if we’ve got an extra man playing for us because of the noise.”

With such a positive outlook from their captain, its easy to see where England have gotten their enthusiasm for the third test match from. Let’s hope the ‘extra man’ at Edgbaston can provide England with the win they need against the away side! And fingers crossed they get a few more wickets before the good old English rain sets in!

Author Lisa Wood.
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