The third Ashes Test in Leeds hangs in the balance after a brilliant day one, but the match could well be in England’s favour had they held on to their chances in the field.
England grassed four chances – two each to keeper Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root – to keep Australia in the contest, and Haddin says the poor fielding and catching starts with one man.
England have dropped 14 catches in the series, with Bairstow dropping six as well as missing a stumping.
Those figures are in stark contrast to Australia’s gloveman, Alex Carey, who has been almost perfect behind the stumps this series, taking 15 of 17 chances.
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