England stretch lead over Australia but lose Joe Root by lunch on day three at The Oval

Their lead extended by lunch on day three of the fifth Ashes Test to 157 to the loss of 2 wickets, together with the late dismissal of Joe Root to Nathan Lyon dampening an strong opening session.??
Much like England sizzled on with the bat, even Joe Denly specifically playing quite through to 37 not out.
Denly struck five boundaries and a half at the session, the first of which came off Pat Cummins’ third chunk of the afternoon – a neat, straight drive past mid off – while he plundered 10 off two chunks from Lyon’s opening above, starting a straight six into the stands.
It was part of a clear, competitive gameplan from England from the offspinner, perhaps not needing Lyon to settle into a spell onto a pitch that is beginning to divide but, although 20 runs arrived out of his first three overs, Rory Burns departed for 20 at the last of these when looking to play attacking shot too much.
Burns went after a short, wide one but succeeded only in bottom-edging his attempted cut through to the wicketkeeper, while Root (21) edged Lyon to slip second ball as he was brought back into the attack just before the break.
Reporting was continuing by watch from day three of the fifth Ashes Test on Sky Sports The Ashes.
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