Ashes 2021-22: England given all-clear after positive coronavirus test in family group

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England suffered a coronavirus scare ahead of day two of the third Ashes Test against Australia at the MCG.

The players and management were forced to remain at their hotel after a positive COVID-19 test was recorded within the team's family group.

Players and staff had to await the results of their own coronavirus tests before eventually being given the all-clear to head to the stadium.

The start was delayed by half an hour due to England's late arrival at the ground, but no time will be lost as the close of play will be 30 minutes later than scheduled.

England, who trail the series 2-0, were bowled out for 185 on day one after Australia won the toss and put the tourists in.

Australia will resume on 61-1 after James Anderson accounted for David Warner (38) before the close of play on day one.

Pat Cummins' side need only to avoid defeat in Melbourne to retain the Ashes after one-sided victories in Brisbane and Adelaide.

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