Ashes 2023 1st Test: Bazball needs some sleep, a kip and to come back on day 4, says Michael Vaughan

By India Today Sports Desk:

Michael Vaughan has suggested that England and Bazball will need some rest before making a comeback on day four of first Ashes 2023 Test at Edgbaston as the match seems to be finely poised at the moment.

Australia had started the day on 311/5 with Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey at the crease. The duo added 27 runs to the score before Carey was dismissed by James Anderson. Khawaja would continue on his merry way along with skipper Pat Cummins as Australia looked to overhaul the 393 set by England in their first innings.

However, Khawaja's wicket opened the floodgates as Australia went from 372 for seven to 386 all out, giving the hosts a seven-run lead. England would come back to bat, looking to put some quick runs on the board.

The weather conditions wouldn't allow the English openers to get off to a flyer as the Aussies got some assistance from the pitch. A rain delay would halt proceedings for sometime and England found themselves in a spot of bother after the restart.

Cummins first got the wicket of Ben Duckett as Cameron Green completed a fantastic catch before Scott Boland struck to get rid of Zak Crawley. Ollie Pope and Joe Root were subjected to some fierce bowling from Cummins and Co before rain would halt proceedings once again before completely washing off the day's play.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Vaughan said that his worry is that England could find themselves in trouble if they look to go hard from the get-go. The former skipper said that Bazball will need a sleep, a kip and come back on day four.

"My worry for England would be if they go too hard too soon, they could find themselves four done very quickly. Bazball needs some sleep, a kip and to come back tomorrow!" said Vaughan.

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