Marcus Harris has been dismissed for 27 just before lunch, wasting a golden opportunity to lock down his position in Australia’s XI.
It’s feasible to think Usman Khawaja’s first-innings century had piled even more pressure on Harris at the top of the order, adding to the significance of his second dig.
But the Victorian has failed again, edging a Jack Leach ball through to substitute wicketkeeper Ollie Pope.
“I think he wants to feel the ball on the bat too much,” said former Test leg-spinner Kerry O’Keeffe on Fox Cricket.
“The best left-handed openers let a lot go. He’s not a dashing stroke-maker; he has to wait for them to come to him.”
Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist added: “Harris frustrated again. Into the 20s, another start, but couldn’t capitalise”.
Australia are 2-52 and lead by 174.