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Australia have”nullified” England’s momentum out of Headingley on day one of their fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford, says former aide Michael Vaughan.
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne hit fifties to steer the tourists on a rain-shortened day in Manchester to 170-3.
The show at 1-1 had levelled with an astounding triumph in the third Test in Leeds.
“All this talk of momentum is absolute nonsense involving games,” Vaughan told BBC Test Match Special.
“It doesn’t exist during games it may exist, but as soon as a match finishes there is no momentum to be accumulated by both sides.”
Stuart Broad struck twice early on to eliminate openers David Warner and Marcus Harris but Smith and Labuschagne.
“What Australia do is they have nullified Headingley,” explained Vaughan.
“They’ve said to themselves,’Headingley has been gone, we’ve got 170 already on the board and when we’ve got another fantastic day tomorrowEngland have to bat very, very well in this Evaluation.'”
Following the super charm of Broad, England’s bowlers at times toiled in the high winds, with quick bowler Jofra Archer down pace as he neglected to reach 90mph.
Vaughan stated England didn’t bowl”on or about off stump” adequate from an Australia line-up which has revealed weakness in this place this series.
“Against both batting components, if it’s possible to be consistent around off that stump, high in course, things will probably occur,” he clarified.
“I wonder if England will realise that, as much as it’s been tough, they have possibly missed a big opportunity.
“If the opposition bat and get 300-plus, there aren’t a lot of times England can win.”
Before he was bowled through an excellent delivery from Craig Overton that flicked the top of off stump and jagged in australia batsman Labuschagne struck his fourth consecutive fifty.
Labuschagne said that his side had spoke about the way”momentum just things in the event that you allow it to.”
“We’ve been getting too far ahead if we’ve been doing well and we’ve not been getting down when we’ve been performing poorly,” he said.
“That’s been the secret, to not let momentum take its program.”
Somerset seamer Overton, who is playing his first home Test after being preferred to Chris Woakes, said England are”marginally behind” following day one.
“The terms weren’t quite with us we’ll come back and try to acquire a couple of early ones and be right back in the game,” he explained.
“I would not seem much into Jofra being down on pace – he’ll be raring to go back, bowling as fast as he can and take a few wickets as well.
“Smith is the huge one that we want to get. We’ll return with a positive attitude and attempt to get him early.”
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