England face a huge battle to save the Ashes after Australia took three late wickets on the third day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
Josh Hazlewood removed Rory Burns, Joe Root and Jason Roy to leave the home side 200-5, still 297 behind Australia’s 497-8 declared.
When Burns and Root were adding 141 for the third wicket, England were making steady progress.
But Hazlewood backed up a superb spell from Pat Cummins to have Burns fencing to second slip for 81, then trapped Root lbw for 71.
When Roy’s middle stump was removed, England had lost three wickets for 30 runs.
Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow were together when bad light ended play about 45 minutes early, with England probably needing to bat for much of Saturday and probably Sunday in order to avoid defeat.
If they fail, Ashes holders Australia will be 2-1 up with one Test to play and assured of retaining the urn.