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By Jonathan Agnew
BBC cricket correspondent
Rory Burns and Joe Root played innings that was extremely brave, disciplined and have shown England the method to conserve the Ashes.
But for all that hard work, these late few wickets demonstrated the way you can go bang bang, bang and this match is flipped on its mind.
Suddenly from appearing secure and comfortable, England so are up against it and dropped to avoid the follow-on from the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
They want no matter what the tactics of Australia may be 98 runs to perform it and have got to get there. They must attempt to keep Australia out at the field.
I’d be surprised if Australia do enforce the follow-on should England fail to attain 298. They allow their bowlers have a break, put some wear on the pitch will bat and give themselves four sessions to bowl out England.
Even if England do creep beyond the follow-on but have bowled out afterwards, this gives Australia a lead and the opportunity to place loads of guys across the bat.
To put it simply, England wind up at a large battle. Australia could announce put about taking and then in their second innings.
The rest of England’s batsmen have the perfect example to follow from how Root and Burns played.
Burns really does think that he is good enough. That is an integral point for anyone coming into Test cricket because you start off not knowing and wondering if you will belong.
Folks have spoken about Burns’ technique that was quirky, together with his own bat pointing towards gully within his backlift, but Steve Smith includes a technique and he’s not too bad.
You can be special and if it works for you, then let it work.
It works for Burns – where he struggles because of that quirkiness but he’s scored over 1,000 County Championship runs for the past five seasons, he’s played to deal with that, he can go through patches.
He captured on has ignored all of the talk about his technique and batted. He is gutsy and was brave against the ball in his 81 – he only took you on and that was it was a shot that is safe and once there was only one man back.
As soon as Australia put two men back, he swayed rather and ducked – that reveals because he had been out hooking a few days before this collection he’s learning.
Root fought to get 71 through a painful innings – he had been hit over his legs and had his own box smashed.
He explained he’d been hammered his right thigh in the nets so he’s certainly got a few bruises, which unsettled him a bit, As soon as I talked to him that the afternoon.
But he revealed the way – exactly what England shouldn’t do is fail to demonstrate discipline the exact fight and determination.
Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow have to bat for as long as you can, like this on Saturday if they restart their innings.
England have given their all to it. How do you assess Jason Roy? It’s so Tricky.
He’s been transferred to number four to protect him against the new ball and he arrived in the scenario – in at five, exhausting bowlers and confronting a 64-over-old ball.
He then played a couple of fine strokes but when he is bowled by that chunk you’re left asking,’Where was his front foot?”’
He should have been out lbw, if he’s going to miss that ball but it went straight through again.
That huge drive is that his game – he’s never batted in a game. England are currently asking to create this measure up.
England are currently facing a stunning Australia pace attack.
Pat Cummins bowled a totally fantastic spell – those 10 overs were one of those spells of the sequence.
He was completely relentless brilliant and wickets. Pace, precision – that he had been also to get nothing was unfair and tireless.
Josh Hazlewood has three wickets and is sold. That’s typical of a bowler’s good deal, it will go another way on a different day.
Because we expected, meanwhile, Mitchell Starc was – a couple border balls that are reasonable bowled but at searing speed.
Lyon bowled too short, was not at his finest and the audience seemed to be getting to him following his mishap at Headingley. But he has a turning pitch to perform with in the remainder of this game.
Jonathan Agnew was talking to BBC Sport’s Jack Skelton

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