Australia has pulled off an amazing feat on day two of the 3rd Ashes Test at Headingley, turning the match and series on its head by bowling England out for just 67.

The visitors went into the match with a cloud over them after Jofra Archer halted their series by concussing star batsman Steve Smith, forcing him to sit out the final day at Lords and miss the 3rd Test.

It was all doom and gloom on day one as same man ripped through their batting line-up to claim six wickets and roll the Aussies for 179. It would inspired bowling performance, lead by five wickets from Josh Hazlewood, that would incredibly give Australia an 112-run first innings lead.

Catastrophic Collapse

The pressure was on the Aussies on the first morning as openers David Warner and Marcus Harris struggled to get bat on ball in trying English conditions. With a bit of rain and cloud around the ball was swinging much to the delight of the England bowlers.

Harris wouldn’t last long, as he fell to a jaffer from Jofra Archer before rain stopped play, forcing an early lunch.

When play resumed finally resumed, Usman Khawaja nicked one off Stuart Broad to leave the visitors at an uncomfortable 2/25. Second test saviour Marnus Labuschagne joined Warner and the pair put on a handy partnership of 111 to steady the ship.

When Archer claimed the wicket of David Warner for a selection saving 61, chaos ensued and sparked a dreadful batting collapse. Travis Head and Matthew Wade were both knocked over without troubling the scorer and when Tim Paine was trapped lbw, Australia was in major trouble at 6/162.

It didn’t take long for Jofra Archer to clean up the tail, finishing with figures of 6/45 as the visitors were bowled out for 179. Australia had lost an incredible 8/43 in a disastrous 21 over period.

Sensational Session

Australia had it all to do to try and keep themselves in the match with the weather looking perfect for batting early on day two.

Jason Roy’s bad form continued as he fell early to Josh Hazlewood bringing the England skipper Joe Root to the crease. He too had been struggling for runs and he was unable to add to his series tally, falling for a duck.

Pat Cummins peppered Rory Burns with a number of short balls before the opener eventually gloved one in his attempt to hook. When James Pattinson struck in his first over to remove Lord’s centurion Ben Stokes, the home side were stunned at 4/34.

Joe Denly looked to knuckle down and settle the innings but couldn’t resist a wide ball from Pattinson, edging it to the keeper Tim Paine. Hazlewood soon found the edge of Jonny Bairstow‘s bat and the Aussies had six English scalps before lunch in an amazing session of fast bowling. David Warner was able to snag four catches at slip, as the ball seamed around in the sunny conditions.

The break didn’t halt their momentum with Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler falling in quick succession as the hosts slumped to 8/56. Jofra Archer attempted to fight fire with fire when he came to the wicket, belting Pattinson to the boundary. However, another short ball from Cummins was his undoing, catching the edge of his raised bat.

Jack Leach was dropped at short leg by Matthew Wade, but Hazlewood quickly got his man, bowling the number 11 around his legs to claim figures of 5/30 and obliterate England for the lowest Ashes total since 1948.