England will be looking for early inroads on day two as they bid to solve the Steve Smith riddle and get a foothold in the fourth Ashes Test.
Australia reached 170-3 in 44 overs on a rain-affected first day at Old Trafford with Smith finishing 60* and well on the way to a third hundred of the series.
Marnus Labuschagne scored 67 and enjoyed a partnership of 116 with Smith before Craig Overton knocked back his off stump on his return to the England side.
The hosts enjoyed a successful start on day one as Stuart Broad removed openers Marcus Harris and David Warner cheaply, the latter for a second-ball duck, to leave Australia 28-2.
But Labuschagne and Smith’s recovery leaves the tourists in the driving seat with the weather set fair for Thursday.
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