Jofra Archer reminds me of Dale Steyn, claims David Warner

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne is struck on the helmet by a ball from England's Jofra Archer

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne is struck on the helmet by a ball from England's Jofra Archer

In just his second five-day match, Archer ripped through Australia on a truncated first day in Leeds, taking five of the eight wickets to fall in the final session, including that of Warner (61) as the tourists were dismissed for 179 having been 2-136.

"There will be times in Test matches you have to focus on hitting your length".

Denly packed a lot into his 49 balls at the crease, successfully overturning an lbw decision off Hazlewood before he got off the mark, playing and missing at 16 deliveries and edging another seven - two of which he managed to squeeze just past his leg stump.

Resistance was negligible from that point on as Archer and England made the most of helpful conditions on a gloomy Leeds evening, but Warner could at least reflect on a personal battle won. "He was all about making sure I'm still backing my gameplan, looking to get forward and looking to hit the ball".

Archer arrived at Headingley rather closer to the toss than England would have liked but their new spearhead, who came into the side after James Anderson broke down with a calf injury early during Australia's 251-run win in the series opener at Edgbaston, is a cool customer.

"I thought Marnus was outstanding with his discipline".

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Labuschagne first played in the fourth inning of the second Ashes Test after he was named as concussion replacement for Steve Smith.

The left-handed Warner's score of 61 was nearly a third of Australia's total.

Archer, however, swung the match back England's by having Warner caught behind off a 90 miles per hour delivery. "A couple of good balls got our top six, but there was also some poor shot selection".

He said: "That's incredible Test bowling".

He admitted he rode his luck on occasions but said a conversation with former Test captain Ponting put him at ease after the worst run of scores of his career as he chalked up his first half-century since returning to Test cricket from his 12-month ban. "Actually, Dale tweeted a few years ago when I first started for Sussex, it's nice that someone who has played so many Tests and taken so many wickets would even think about me".

"It is flattering to be mentioned in the same breath as Dale Steyn", Archer said. "Joel Garner went to my school and he often comes back".

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