Archer takes 6 wickets as Australia crumble on Day 1 of 3rd Ashes Test

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    Jofra Archer had plenty to celebrate (Photo credit: Getty Images)

    Jofra Archer got his first international five-wicket haul as England controlled a gloomy Day 1 of the 3rd Ashes Test in Headingly.

    Rain frustrated proceedings and forced a delayed start.

    The Barbados-born squared up opener Marcus Harris who tickled an edge through to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow – Australia 12/1 after 4 overs.

    That wicket and some light rain prompted a break in play for almost an hour and a half.

    Stuart Broad was also among the wickets, sending Usman Khawaja back to the pavilion as the visitors slipped to 25/2.

    Rain returned close to the end of the 15th over and delayed play by almost an hour.

    Play carried on for a few minutes before another rain delay of 30 minutes.

    After these breaks David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne went about repairing the damage with 111 runs for the 3rd wicket, before Archer returned to remove Warner.

    The Aussie edged a brilliant ball by the fast bowler behind to Bairstow for his 3rd catch of the innings – Australia at 136/3.

    Archer and Broad were at it again as Travis Head and Matthew Wade both made ducks.

    Those wickets took Australia 139/5.

    The 6th wicket came with 162 runs on the board as Chris Woakes trapped skipper Tim Paine lbw for 11.

    With the last ball of the 46th over Archer grabbed wicket #4 as he had James Pattinson caught by Joe Root at first slip for 2 – Australia 173/7.

    The speedster completed his five-for with the last ball of the 50th over when Pat Cummins was caught behind.

    The Aussie reviewed but a clear spike showed up on UltraEdge – Australia 174/8.

    An over later Ben Stokes trapped Labuschagne for 74 and mere balls later Archer, from a different end, to end Australia’s innings with 179 on the board.

    The last wicket of the innings and Archer’s 6th came as Nathan Lyon was adjudged lbw for 1.

    Archer ended with 6/45 from 17.1 overs.

    England will begin their chase tomorrow.