Jofra Archer’s six-wicket haul in the third Ashes Test was the highlight of a stop-start opening day in Leeds. Australia was bundled out for 179 in 52.1 overs after England skipper Joe Root won the toss and opted to bowl first.
When Archer trapped Nathan Lyon lbw in the final over of the day to wrap up proceedings, he walked off the field with the match ball held aloft and figures of six for 45 – the best by an English bowler against Australia at Headingley since Bob Willis helped to level a similar 1-0 scoreline in 1981.
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🎯 First of many @JofraArcher! 🖐
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 22, 2019
“I didn’t do too much differently from Lord’s,” Archer said at the end of day’s play. “It was a bit bowler-friendly today, at times it did go flat and the ball stopped swinging, but it started again.
“I’ll more than take 6-45, but I can be tidier in the future,” he added. “It’s been really good so far, from the moment I’ve put the badge on, it’s been the happiest days of cricket so far and hopefully plenty more ahead.