GLOUCESTERSHIRE’S Cameron Bancroft lasted just 3.4 overs in Australia’s reply to England’s first innings of 302 all out in their first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

Bancroft hit just five runs and lasted 17 minutes before he nudged one to England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow to be his team’s first man out.

Former Gloucestershire ace Peter Handscomb did not fair much better when he came into bat at number five.

Handscomb, who was with Gloucestershire during the summer of 2016, hit 14 runs with included one boundary before James Anderson had him trapped lbw after 17 balls.

Australia’s reply was founded by an unbeaten 141 from skipper Steve Smith and 51 by Shaun Marsh as they made 328 all out.

England finished the third day on 33-2 after losing Alastair Cook for seven and James Vince for two and lead by seven runs with eight second innings wickets remaining.