Ashes 2019: Australia have nullified England momentum – Michael Vaughan

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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 captain Michael Vaughan.
Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne hit on fifties to guide the tourists on a day in Manchester.
England had levelled the show at 1-1 with an astounding one-wicket win in the next Test in Leeds.
“All this talk of momentum is absolute nonsense involving games,” Vaughan told BBC Test Match Special.
“It doesn’t exist during matches it may exist, but when a match finishes there is no momentum to be gathered by both sides.”
Stuart Broad struck early on to remove openers David Warner and Marcus Harris however Smith and Labuschagne responded with a stand of 116.
“What Australia have done is they’ve nullified Headingley,” said Vaughan.
“They’ve said ,’Headingley is gonewe’ve got 170 already on the board and if we have another fantastic day tomorrow, England have got to bat really, very well in this Evaluation.'”
Following Broad’s super charm, England’s bowlers occasionally toiled at the high winds down on pace as he neglected to reach 90mph.
Vaughan said England did not bowl”on or around off stump” enough from an Australia line-up that has revealed weakness in that region this sequence.
“Against both batting components, if it’s possible to be consistent around that off stump, full of course, things will probably occur,” he explained.
“I wonder whether England will realize thatas far as it’s been tough, they’ve potentially missed a huge opportunity.
“When the resistance bat first and get 300-plus, there aren’t many instances England can triumph.”
Australia batsman Labuschagne struck his fourth consecutive fifty before he was bowled by a superb delivery from Craig Overton that flicked the very top of off stump and intermittent in.
Labuschagne said his side had talked about the way”momentum just things in case you permit this to.”
“We have been getting too far ahead if we’ve been performing well and we have been getting too down if we’ve been performing poorly,” he said.
“That has been the key, not to let momentum take its course.”
Somerset seamer Overton, who is playing his first home Test after being preferred to Chris Woakes, stated England are”marginally behind” following one.
“The terms were not very with us but we’ll come back tomorrow and attempt to obtain a few early ones also be right back in the game,” he explained.
“I would not seem much into Jofra being down to pace – he’ll be raring to go again, bowling as fast as he can and hopefully take a few wickets as well.
“Smith is the huge one which we would like to get. We are going to come back with a positive attitude and attempt to get him early.”
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