1st Test,
Sri Lanka tour of Bangladesh, 2018, Chittagong

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

31 January 2018 09:00 (IST)

5th Test, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, 04 January 2018

Australia vs England

England 3rd Inn:180/10 (88.1)

Tom Curran 23 (40);
Josh Hazlewood* 17.1-6-36-1; Nathan Lyon 35-12-54-3;

Last bat: James Anderson

Result: Australia won by an innings and 123 runs.

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England 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Alastair Cook b Lyon 10 20 0 0 50
Mark Stoneman lbw Starc 0 9 0 0 0
James Vince c Steven Smith & b Pat Cummins 18 51 1 0 35.29
Joe Root(c) retired out 58 167 1 0 34.73
Dawid Malan lbw Lyon 5 27 0 0 18.52
Jonny Bairstow(wk) lbw Pat Cummins 38 143 4 0 26.57
Moeen Ali lbw Lyon 13 43 1 0 30.23
Tom Curran not out 23 40 5 0 57.5
Stuart Broad c Paine & b Pat Cummins 4 2 1 0 200
Mason Crane c Paine & b Pat Cummins 2 4 0 0 50
James Anderson c Paine & b Hazlewood 2 23 0 0 8.7
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 2, w - 0, nb - 0)7
Total(180 all out in 88.1 overs)180 (2.04 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/5 (Mark Stoneman, 2.6 ov.) 2/15 (Alastair Cook, 5.5 ov.) 3/43 (James Vince, 20.6 ov.)
4/68 (Dawid Malan, 33.4 ov.) 5/121 (Moeen Ali, 61.2 ov.) 6/144 (Jonny Bairstow, 77.4 ov.)
7/148 (Stuart Broad, 77.6 ov.) 8/156 (Mason Crane, 81.1 ov.) 9/180 (James Anderson, 88.1 ov.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mitchell Starc 16 4 38 1 2.38  
Josh Hazlewood 17.1 6 36 1 2.1  
Nathan Lyon 35 12 54 3 1.54  
Pat Cummins 17 4 39 4 2.29  
Steven Smith (c) 2 0 6 0 3  
Mitchell Marsh 1 1 0 0 0  
               

Australia 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Cameron Bancroft b Broad 0 7 0 0 0
David Warner c Bairstow & b James Anderson 56 104 6 0 53.85
Usman Khawaja st Bairstow & b Mason Crane 171 381 18 1 44.88
Steven Smith(c) c & b Moeen 83 158 5 0 52.53
Shaun Marsh runout (M Stoneman) 156 291 18 0 53.61
Mitchell Marsh b Tom Curran 101 141 15 2 71.63
Tim Paine(wk) not out 38 52 2 0 73.08
Mitchell Starc c J Vince & b Moeen 11 10 0 1 110
Pat Cummins not out 24 16 4 0 150
Nathan Lyon dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Josh Hazlewood dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 2, lb - 4, w - 1, nb - 2)9
Total(649 for 7 in 193 overs)649 (3.36 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/1 (Cameron Bancroft, 1.2 ov.) 2/86 (David Warner, 31.4 ov.) 3/274 (Steven Smith, 93.1 ov.)
4/375 (Usman Khawaja, 130.4 ov.) 5/544 (Mitchell Marsh, 173.2 ov.) 6/596 (Shaun Marsh, 186 ov.)
7/613 (Mitchell Starc, 188.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
James Anderson 34 14 56 1 1.65  
Stuart Broad 30 2 121 1 4.03  
Moeen Ali 48 10 170 2 3.54  
Tom Curran 25 3 82 1 3.28 (1w)
Mason Crane 48 3 193 1 4.02  
Joe Root (c) 8 3 21 0 2.63  
               

England 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Alastair Cook lbw Hazlewood 39 104 3 0 37.5
Mark Stoneman c Paine & b Pat Cummins 24 24 4 0 100
James Vince c Paine & b Pat Cummins 25 54 4 0 46.3
Joe Root(c) c Mitchell Marsh & b Starc 83 141 8 0 58.87
Dawid Malan c Steven Smith & b Starc 62 180 6 0 34.44
Jonny Bairstow(wk) c Paine & b Hazlewood 5 7 1 0 71.43
Moeen Ali c Paine & b Pat Cummins 30 58 2 0 51.72
Tom Curran c Bancroft & b Pat Cummins 39 65 6 0 60
Stuart Broad c Steven Smith & b Lyon 31 32 1 2 96.88
Mason Crane runout (Bancroft) 4 7 0 0 57.14
James Anderson not out 0 3 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 2, w - 2, nb - 0)4
Total(346 all out in 112.3 overs)346 (3.08 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/28 (Mark Stoneman, 9.5 ov.) 2/88 (James Vince, 28.5 ov.) 3/95 (Alastair Cook, 32.3 ov.)
4/228 (Joe Root, 80.3 ov.) 5/233 (Jonny Bairstow, 81.4 ov.) 6/251 (Dawid Malan, 88.4 ov.)
7/294 (Moeen Ali, 102.4 ov.) 8/335 (Tom Curran, 108.4 ov.) 9/346 (Stuart Broad, 111.4 ov.)
10/346 (Mason Crane, 112.3 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mitchell Starc 21 6 80 2 3.81  
Josh Hazlewood 23 4 65 2 2.83  
Pat Cummins 24.3 5 80 4 3.27 (2w)
Nathan Lyon 37 5 86 1 2.32  
Mitchell Marsh 7 0 33 0 4.71  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
W

to Stoneman, out Lbw!! England have lost a wicket and a review. They could not have asked for a worst possible start. Stoneman tried his luck with the review and it has cost his team. The nip-backer from , Stoneman was on the hop to try and fend it away, beaten by the swing and struck around the kneeroll, the impact was in front of middle and leg. HawkEye shows it to be hitting leg-stump. Stoneman lbw b 0(9)

D

to Cook, 1 run, dropped! can't believe it. He shakes his head. It was a sitter and Shaun Marsh shells it. Hits the deck hard and gets it to seam away, Cook has a needless poke at that and the outside edge flies to right of first slip. Marsh spotted it late and reacted with one hand, the ball hit the palm and lobbed away. That would have been the perfect start for Australia. Both openers back in the hut in succession. Cook needs to forget that and continue battling

4

to James Vince, FOUR, sprays it down leg in an attempt to search for the indipper, Vince gets an inside edge on his glance that brushes the pad and beats Paine to his left

W

to Cook, out Bowled!! Took him five deliveries to strike. Rippah! Shaun Marsh is the first to reach . He is a relieved man and also apologises once again to Hazlewood for dropping the catch. Flighted and gets the offie to land on off-stump, Cook goes back in the crease and thinks he has it covered, the ball straightens a touch and kisses the off-stump. Could not have bowled it better. England in trouble already and will have a tail up. Cook also knew that it was a beaut of a delivery. Turned back and blew a puff of air as he made the walk back. Cook b 10(20)

OT

to James Vince, no run. James Vince is given out, caught-behind and he reviews straightaway. Fair delivery. Well, no spot on HotSpot. There's a spike on Snicko, but that's bat hitting the ground. No bat. Good review. The decision has been overturned. It was a beautiful delivery, looped up outside off and Vince plants his bat down to block, doesn't spin much and misses the outside nick by an inch or two

W

Cummins to James Vince, out Caught by Smith!! In, out and in. Smith juggles, but holds onto it. Three down now. A quick-paced short of length delivery at 141.2kph that rises as it approaches the batsman and Vince is caught in his crease. He plays a lazy stroke by sticking his angled bat out to make contact and all he gets is an outside edge that carries to first slip. It popped out of his hands, but Smith ensured he grabbed it in the second attempt. As was the case in the first essay, just when you thought Vince was in, he gives his wicket away. James Vince c Smith b Cummins 18(51) [4s-1]

W

to Malan, out Lbw!! Just what England didn't need. Excellent set up by though. Tossed up a few before this and then slipped in the slider, Malan was not expecting that and he was left rooted to the crease, by the time the bat came down the ball had hit the back pad. The Australians went up in unison and umpire Wilson took his time before raising the finger. HawkEye got two reds and one orange. Wickets hitting was umpire's call. Had Wilson not given it, then Malan would be out there even if Australia reviewed. Nonetheless, he is gone and England lose their fourth. The good thing is they have their review back since it was umpire's call. Malan lbw b 5(27)

4

to Bairstow, FOUR, he was out playing the drive against in the first innings and Bairstow gets away with one here. Full and outside off, Bairstow reaches out and squirts it off a thickish outside edge past the squarer of the two gullies

4

to Bairstow, FOUR, overcooks the slower delivery and gifts a half volley outside off, Bairstow ain't missing out, he leans forward and creams the drive through the vacant cover region

4

to Bairstow, FOUR, does not get away this time. Another buffet ball and Bairstow feasts on it, short and down leg, Bairstow swivels and pulls it in front of square, split deep backward square and deep mid-wicket

4

to Bairstow, FOUR, provided width outside off and Bairstow goes after it. A mini stride across and caresses the drive in front of square on the off-side. Lyon gives the chase and slides, but can't stop the ball from going past the boundary rope

4

Cummins to Moeen Ali, FOUR, edged, but doesn't carry. A length ball from round the wicket and Moeen Ali thought that he had the line covered on his defence off the back foot. The ball took the outside edge and fell well in front of Smith at second slip. The Australian captain got an awkward bounce and let it go through him. Runs away into the third man fence

W

to Moeen Ali, out Lbw!! Seven times, has dismissed Moeen Ali in this series. 7 out of 9, to be precise. It's fair to call that Ali has been 's bunny. Finally, Australia get the breakthrough. It was the straighter one from , that pitched on a good length and went with the arm. Moeen was playing for the turn and ended up playing down the wrong line. Gets pinned on the front leg in front of middle and leg. That was crashing into leg. The left-hander looks at his partner and walks off, without taking the review. Moeen Ali lbw b 13(43) [4s-1]

4

to Root, FOUR, first boundary of the innings. Shows how patiently he has approached this knock. Full and slanted outside off, Root crouches low and slices it behind point, right between gully and backward point

OT

to Root, 3 runs, fifty for Root. Can he convert this one? That is the big question. Both batsmen shake hands. Root reciprocates the applause from the crowd with a bat raise. Spinning into him and Root works it past the leg gully fielder, the man in the deep is in front of square and that allows the duo to pick up three

W

Cummins to Bairstow, out Lbw!! There's the wicket! Bairstow stands his ground for a while, consults his partner and walks off without reviewing. This is a big wicket. 139.9kph short of a good length delivery that skids through and keeps a tad low. It was a wobble seam delivery and Bairstow was late to bring his bat down due to the lack of bounce trying to work it through the on-side. The Yorkshire batsman was pinged in front of middle and leg on the front pad. That, I reckon, would have clipped leg. Bairstow lbw b Cummins 38(143) [4s-4]

4

Cummins to Broad, FOUR, Cummins shifts to round the wicket and Broad is hopping around in the crease. Pokes at this wide-ish delivery and gets an outside edge that goes through the cordon

W

Cummins to Broad, out Caught by Paine!! He is bounced out and Broad starts to walk without waiting for the umpire's decision. A snorter of a ball from Cummins. The bouncer attacking the head of the batsman and Broad has no clue about it. He jumps and looks to evade it by fending it. Got big on him and took the glove before lobbing straight to Paine. Broad had taken his eyes off the ball. Broad c Paine b Cummins 4(2) [4s-1]

4

to Tom Curran, FOUR, edged and four! Fullish and angling away, Curran goes for the drive away from his body and gets a fat outside edge that goes well wide of backward point. The new ball races away into the fence

W

Cummins to Mason Crane, out Caught by Paine!! Mason Crane is caught behind and the umpire raises his finger. Crane didn't review straightaway. Had a word with his partner and decided to go up. Fair delivery. Looks like, it came off the glove. Yes, HotSpot confirms the same. A review wasted and England have exhausted both of them. What was Crane thinking there? Why did he challenge that? Was he thinking that his hand off the bat handle? That must be the only thing. Fourth wicket for Cummins. Good sharp bouncer just outside off and Crane sticks his bat out to block and the ball flies to Paine after brushing the batsman's right thumb. Mason Crane c Paine b Cummins 2(4)

4

to Tom Curran, FOUR, that's a glorious shot. Very full ball and Curran stayed low to time the square-drive perfectly. Found the gap and the ball bullets away

4

Cummins to Tom Curran, FOUR, pitched up delivery just outside off, Curran leans forward and middles the off-drive

4

Cummins to Tom Curran, FOUR, Curran is havimg some fun here. The short ball and Curran is backing away a long way. Cummins followed him and the batsman replied by heaving it over mid-wicket. Good shot!

4

to Tom Curran, FOUR, lovely shot! It was flighted up outside off, Curran comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it sweetly through extra cover, beating the mid-off fielder

W

to Anderson, out Caught by Paine!! Edged and taken! appeals and umpire Kumar Dharmasena was unmoved initially. Raises the dreaded finger after a few seconds and Anderson is befuddled. He has no reviews left as well. Coming to the ball, it was a shortish ball around the fourth/fifth stump line, Anderson jumped and had a poke at it. Got a faint outside edge and Paine makes no mistake. Australia win the series 4-0. Anderson c Paine b 2(23)

W

to Bancroft, out Bowled!! Knocked him over! Look at go. Another failure for Bancroft. He is gone for a duck. Just the start England needed. A seam-up delivery on a full length that kept coming in with the angle and jagged in a tad as well. Bancroft plays down the wrong line. Looks to drive down the ground and gets beaten on the inside edge. A big gap between bat and pad for the ball to sneak in and crash into the stumps. on 399 Test wickets now! Bancroft b 0(7)

4

to Warner, FOUR, drags his length short and Warner gets inside the line of the ball to pull it fine. Gets a faint inside edge onto his thigh pad and the ball trickles away. Bairstow gives a chase, but in vain

4

Ali to Khawaja, FOUR, hits hard and collects his first boundary does Khawaja. Dances down the track, gets to the pitch and drills it down the ground. Beats mid-off by a long way

4

Curran to Warner, FOUR, that's the Warner we know. 129kph half-volley outside off, Warner leans and cracks the drive between short cover and mid-off. Not one soul moved there

4

Curran to Warner, FOUR, four more! Curran over-corrects and drifts one down the pads, tickled away to fine leg and there is no one manning the fence there

4

Curran to Warner, FOUR, third boundary in four balls! Another one down the ground and Khawaja had to get out of its way. Full and outside off, Warner reaches out and hammers it past the non striker. Mid-off dives to his left, but can't even get a hand on it

4

Ali to Warner, FOUR, juicy half volley and Warner ain't missing out, he also had the space to free his arms and he thunders the drive past the diving short cover fielder. Didn't bother to run

OT

to Warner, 1 run, fifty for Warner. He loves playing at his home ground. The locals stand up and applaud. Khawaja walks up and congratulates his mate. Back of length on middle, tucked square on the leg-side

4

Ali to Warner, FOUR, fraction off-radar is Ali and Warner is onto it in a flash, the length is short and it is just outside off, Warner goes deep in the crease and laces the cut square on the off-side

W

to Warner, out Caught by Bairstow!! Timely wicket for England. The shoulders had started to drop and they were waiting for the break to arrive. This should take them in with good spirit. The fast off-cutter from , that hits the surface and decks away, Warner is not fully forward to defend, leaves his bat hanging away from the body and the outside edge just about carries to Bairstow. No hundred for Warner today, breaks a chain of three years, where he has scored a ton at the SCG in the New Year's Test. Warner c Bairstow b 56(104) [4s-6]

4

Ali to Khawaja, FOUR, one shot and he makes the bowler do something different, Ali drops it short outside off, Khawaja moves back in the crease and cracks the cut square of the wicket, raced away to the fence

4

to Khawaja, FOUR, cracking shot! Spotted the length early and nailed this short ball. The front leg is in the air as he swivels and pulls it over square leg. A meaty blow

4

Ali to Khawaja, FOUR, lots of flight and Khawaja spotted that like a hawk. Shimmies down, takes it on the full and flicks it away through mid-wicket. Once he found the gap, there was no one to stop that

6

Ali to Khawaja, SIX, what a way to get to your fifty! Gets there with a six. His third in this series, can he convert it into a big one? The team management would love to see that. Danced down the track to get to this flighted delivery and then bludgeoned it straight over the bowler's head. There were shouts of 'catch it', but Khawaja had cleared the ropes by a long way. Top shot

4

Crane to Khawaja, FOUR, that's a hit-me delivery and Khawaja pounces. Half-volley outside off, Khawaja leans into the drive and smashes it well in front of square on the off-side. Tom Curran, the fielder in the deep, sprints across a long way and puts in the dive, tries to pull the ball back into play, but makes contact with the rope at the same time. Decent effort, but not good enough

4

Crane to Khawaja, FOUR, lovely shot! He has been using his feet against both bowlers. Puts on the dancing shoes, gets to the pitch and thumps this leggie over the bowler's head

4

Crane to Smith, FOUR, oh, no! That's a horrible ball. Rank full toss just below the waist and Smith won't miss out on those. Powefully pulls it through mid-wicket. A gift and the Australian skipper accepted with both hands

4

to Smith, FOUR, edged and wide of Root. Loose from Smith, unlike him. Lapse in concentration? Fuller and outside off, Smith drives with the bat well away from the body and the outside edge eludes the outstretched hand of Root at second slip

4

to Smith, FOUR, another edge that does not carry. is a frustrated man. That twice in this spell he has found Smith's edge. Leg-cutter on back of a length, Smith is cemented to the crease, the bat hangs in front and the ball deviates to take the outside edge. Flies to the right of Bairstow, who can't reach there with a dive and lands in front of Cook at first slip. They didn't stop the boundary

OT

Crane to Smith, 2 runs, 100-run stand comes up. Crane drifts on the pads and is picked away fine, two added

4

to Khawaja, FOUR, that's a gift from the England skipper. Rank long hop and Khawaja accepts it with glee, rocks back and pumps the pull past mid-wicket, played all along the ground. Can he get to his 100?

OT

Ali to Smith, 3 runs, flatter, shorter and straighter, Smith gets inside the line and and tickles it down to fine leg. Yet another fifty for the Australian captain. Loud applause from the SCG crowd and he acknowledges them with a raise of the bat

4

Ali to Smith, FOUR, good shot! Ali gives air and provides width outside off, Smith leans into the drive and caresses it through covers. The cover fielder runs back and puts in the slide, but makes contact with the rope while trying to pull the ball. Already an expensive over

4

Ali to Khawaja, FOUR, shot! That was dragged down short by Ali and Khawaja is quick to pounce on it, goes back in his crease and scythes it away behind square on the off-side, beating the backward point fielder

4

to Smith, FOUR, what a way to greet the new bowler. Yes, that's short and wide outside off, and Smith goes after it with a glorious shot. Walks across and flays it away with a cross-batted stroke. Bullets away into the cover fence

OT

Ali to Khawaja, 2 runs, there you go! Maiden Ashes century for Usman Khawaja and his sixth in Tests! This must be one of the most satisfying knocks from the southpaw. Came in early in the innings, waded through the turbulent period and made it count. An aggressive fist pump, followed by the raise of the bat. Gets a hug from his skipper as well. Soaks in the applause from the Sydney crowd, who gave him a standing ovation. Coming to the ball, it was trifle short and Khawaja stayed back to cut it through point

4

to Khawaja, FOUR, too straight from as he ends up drifting down leg, Khawaja glances it nicely. Places it fine and the ball runs away into the fine leg fence. The partnership is now worth 151 runs

4

to Khawaja, FOUR, and he offers a gift to Khawaja, slanted down leg and all it needed was a tickle. Khawaja ensured he got enough bat to get it fine and beat the fielder in the deep

4

to Khawaja, FOUR, glorious! It was a freebie but still needed to be cashed in. Half volley outside off, Khawaja does not lean much into the drive, the hands to do the job for him as he pierces the gap between extra cover and mid-off

4

to Khawaja, FOUR, short and angled across the left-hander, sat up nicely though for Khawaja, who hangs back and pulls it nonchalantly through mid-wicket, no chance for the man in the deep that to cut it off

4

Curran to Khawaja, FOUR, the angle round the wicket working to Khawaja's advantage, on off and middle, Khawaja hangs back and whips it through mid-wicket, all bot hand as the ball raced away to the fence

W

Ali to Smith, out Caught&Bowled!! Well, well. Against the run of play England have the big wicket of Smith. The partnership of 188 has been broken. No hundred for Smith at his home ground. Wicket for Ali after ages. Comes round the wicket and tosses it up on off, Smith wanted to drive it against the turn through cover, the ball takes the inner portion of the bat and lobs back, just about carries to Ali. The drift across is what did Smith in. It dipped right in front of him and the drive was never on. Smith c and b Ali 83(158) [4s-5]

4

Ali to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, good use of the feet! Shaun Marsh takes it on the full after flashing down. Then follows it up with a magnificent shot. Clipped through mid-wicket and was placed in the gap

4

Crane to Khawaja, FOUR, smashed away! Khawaja has had enough. Loopy ball outside off, slightly too full, Khawaja kneels down on one knee and sweeps it hard. Hit it in the air, but in the gap. Well in front of square

4

Ali to Khawaja, FOUR, Ali finds the edge of Khawaja and once again the ball flies past the slip fielder. Khawaja shaped up to cut against a not-so-short ball. Slashes hard at it and hence raced away beating Anderson, who gave a chase

4

Ali to Khawaja, FOUR, 150 up for Khawaja! Gets a rousing applause from the audience. Gets to the milestone with a glorious stroke. Uses the feet; dances down to get to the pitch of the ball and then uses his wrists to superb effect. Flicked between mid-on and mid-wicket

4

Ali to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, that's a freebie and Shaun Marsh takes heavy toll of it. Sliding down the leg-side, Marsh gets down and smashes it into the fine leg fence with a powerful sweep shot

OT

to Shaun Marsh, no run, there was a noise and the Englishmen went up in unison. Umpire Dharmasena was quick to answer their calls. Tossed up around off, Marsh is sucked into the forward defensive, the ball straightens to beat the outside edge. The sound was bat kissing the front pad. It is also shown on the HotSpot. But the question is why didn't Marsh review it immediately? Why did he have to consult Khawaja? Not sure. Nonetheless, England still looking for their first wicket after lunch

4

Curran to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, errs a wee bit in line and is picked away. Good length ball on off and middle, Marsh uses those supple wrists to flick it fine. No one out there and the fielder from deep square tried his best to stop the boundary

4

to Khawaja, FOUR, deft! The quickest delivery has bowled in this over - 140kph, Khawaja waits for it before dabbing it past the vacant gully region. The man from backward point gives a valiant chase

4

Ali to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, beautiful. Excellent use of the feet. Waits for Ali to release the ball and then charges down to meet the pitch of the flighted delivery, driven crisply through extra cover and he pierced the packed off-side field. Australia take the lead

4

to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, nicely played. Short of length and bit of extra bounce for , Marsh adjusted well, rode the bounce and steered it through the gully region, just used the pace on the ball to collect a boundary

4

to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, fifty for Marsh. He becomes the fourth batsmen in this line-up to register a 50+ score, only Bancroft missing out. He has made the most of his opportunity in this series. A match-winning hundred at Adelaide and now a fifty. Raises his bat to acknowledge the applaise. Full and outside off, Marsh square drives it and pierces a crowded off-side field

4

Crane to Khawaja, FOUR, shot! Shimmies down in a flash seeing the lopped up trajectory and then hammers the off-drive well wide of mid-off. First run after the break

4

Crane to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, another boundary and this time it is Shaun Marsh. Like his partner, Marsh steps out of his crease and cracks the drive beating the mid-off fielder on his right

W

Crane to Khawaja, out Stumped!! Maiden Test wicket for Crane! Smart bowling from the 20-year-old. Saw the batsman step out of his crease and bowled it wide outside off. Khawaja is a long way down and has to reach out to make contact. Fails to do so as the ball spins in and sneaks past the inside edge. Bairstow doesn't make any mistake and Khawaja is short by a long way. Once again, the umpires go up to check if it's a fair delivery. Yes, it is. Khawaja walks off to a standing ovation. Khawaja st Bairstow b Crane 171(381) [4s-18 6s-1]

4

Crane to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, looped up ball outside off, Shaun Marsh gets to the pitch by waltzing down and drives it straight down the gorund. No chance for mid-off to stop that

OT

Crane to Mitchell Marsh, no run. Edged and taken? Mitchell Marsh and umpire Kumar Dharmasena are unmoved. England review! Looks like, it's bat hitting the ground. "I can see a gap between bat and ball," says the TV umpire. So, the onfield call stays. NOT OUT! England lose a review. It was a full leg-break and Marsh plays slightly down the wrong line as he brings his bat down in a hurry. Spins past the outside edge and at the same time Marsh's bat hit the ground. Carried straight into the hands of Root at first slip

4

Crane to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, bludgeoned! Floated up outside off, Marsh lunges forward with a big stride and smokes the drive past the diving cover fielder, mid-off can only fetch the ball from the fence

4

Crane to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, overcompensates and Marsh punishes him. This is how he should play. Instead of prodding and defending. Short and outside off, Marsh goes deep in the crease and smashes the pull to the deep mid-wicket fence

4

to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, hat-trick of fours for the younger Marsh. Too straight in line, on middle and leg, Marsh gets a thick inside edge on the flick and the ball races away fine leaving with hands on head

6

Ali to Mitchell Marsh, SIX, flat and all the way. Tossed up and inviting Marsh to take it on, he does by advancing down the wicket and hammering the loft against the turn over mid-off. It carried the distance

6

Ali to Mitchell Marsh, SIX, 50 partnership for the Marsh brothers. This is the fourth time they are batting together in Tests. Marsh repeats the six he hit a couple of balls earlier. Dances down and gets real close to the flighted delivery, smacks it over mid-off. Once again it goes flat

4

Ali to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, he is nicknamed the Bison. We all know why. Ali switches to round the wicket and pushes it outside off, Marsh crouches a bit and bludgeons the drive through cover. Not a muscle moved

4

Crane to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, brute power. Nothing else. Flighted outside off, Marsh is nowhere close to the ball but his hands are freed and he muscles the drive past the diving extra cover fielder, who got a hand and still the ball raced to the fence

4

Ali to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, Root persisting with fielders up and Marsh taking a toll of that. Even a mishit is clearing the field. This came off the inner part of the bat, but a clean swing meant it went over the mid-on fielder

4

to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, starts with a gift which Marsh accepts gleefully. Full toss outside off, Marsh could not have asked for a friendlier delivery, strides forward and creams it past extra cover giving the man in the deep no chance

OT

Curran to Mitchell Marsh, 1 run, fifty for younger Marsh. He had not scored off his first 18 balls and was on 5 off 33, but reaches his half century off just 64 balls. Took a particular liking to Moeen Ali. Short of length and Marsh mistimes the pull to deep square leg. Raises his bat and soaks in the applause

4

Curran to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, wow! That was very close to his body and though he did not have the space to free his arms, he manages to get the cut away, more like a short-arm jab and the timing is exquisite as the ball beats the point fielder with ease

4

Ali to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, these are buffet deliveries. Dragged down outside off, Marsh makes a bit of room and cracks the cut square on the off-side. The ball teases the point fielder before trickling into the fence. Can Shaun get to his hundred today?

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Curran to Mitchell Marsh, no run, Root does not seem happy. He is gesturing to umpire Wilson that the ball missed the edge. Angled in and Marsh plays down the wrong line, surely it beat the inside edge and crashed into the pad in front of leg. Ball-tracking shows it to be missing leg-stump. So, even if there was no inside edge Marsh would have survived that. England can't blame the TV umpire for overturning the decision

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Curran to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, crunched! Nothing much wrong with the delivery, just that the length ball was outside off, Marsh leans forward and drives it square on the off-side.

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Curran to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, 100-run stand comes up. First for the Marsh brothers. They shake hands and get on with it. Short and width provided outside off, Marsh needs no second invitation, hangs back and cuts it fiercely behind point

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Ali to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, there it is. Hundred for Shaun Marsh. The entire Australian team are out on the balcony to applaud. He takes off his helmet, raises his bat and is engulfed in a bear hug by his younger brother. Could he have asked for a better partner? You could see what it means for the both of them. Floated up outside off, Marsh shimmies down and drives it through extra cover, the arms went up as soon as he saw it go in the gap

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Ali to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, he is going to play his shots. Short and outside off, stayed a bit low and Marsh cuts it in front of square, placed it wide of cover-point and it raced away to the fence

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Crane to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, a gift from Crane and Marsh accepts. Full toss close to off, Marsh stays leg-side of the ball and thumps the drive through cover, no chance for the man sweeping in the deep

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Crane to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, comes down the track, takes it on the full and clips it to the left of the mid-wicket fielder. Made good contact and the ball races away

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to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, edged and through two fielders in the cordon. Was that a chance? Definitely at a catchable height. 135kph short of length delivery that is angling away and Shaun Marsh has a poke at it and gets a fat outside edge. Cook, at first slip, is very late to go for it. He had to go to his left. Root, tried his best from second slip, but was away from his reach. Cook had to go for that. That's a chance gone down!

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Ali to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, that's poor stuff from Ali. Short and down the leg-side, Mitchell Marsh hangs back and smashes it with a vertical bat, beating the fielder at leg slip

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to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, short and wide outside off and Mitchell Marsh latches onto it. 128kph, that's all too easy for the younger Marsh. Moves back and across to flay the cut through point. Hit hard and through the gap

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to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, the partnership between Mitchell Marsh and Shaun Marsh is now 153. Good effort, but not good enough. pulled his length back, rises up to the batsman's torso, Marsh still manages to pull it away through backward square leg. The man from deep square leg puts in the dive and gets a hand on it trying to pull it back, but can't stop it from going past the rope

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to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, short ball at 138kph, Mitchell Marsh gets into a good position after going across and pulls it powerfully through the mid-wicket region. Placed it well in front of square and there's no one to stop that

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to Mitchell Marsh, FOUR, Mitchell Marsh is in a hurry to get to his ton. hurls it full and outside off and Marsh goes hard at it. Stands tall and bludgeons it down the ground beating the mid-off fielder. The long-off fence has to bear the brunt. Moves to 99

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Curran to Mitchell Marsh, 2 runs, hundred for Mitchell Marsh. Bit comical with the celebrations. Shaun was hugging his younger brother mid-way as they were going for the run, Mitchell tells Shaun to complete the second first. He lets out a roar as soon as he places it in the gap. Arms aloft and scampering to the other end. After completing the brace, the brothers embrace each other properly. What a moment for the Marsh family. The perfect innings from Mitch. Australia had taken the lead when he came out and they needed someone to put the foot on the paddle, he did just that. Coming to the ball: Short of length and just outside off, punched off the back foot in front of square to bring up his second Test hundred

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Curran to Mitchell Marsh, out Bowled!! The celebration is short-lived. Curran breaks the stand and gets his first wicket of the game. Mitch has done his job and should be satisfied with that knock. This back of a length delivery that stayed a touch low, nipped in as well, Marsh was undone by the bounce, he was shaping to play the punch, but the ball seamed in and hits the off-stump. Mitch Marsh walks back to a standing ovation from the SCG crowd. How much longer will Australia continue to bat? Mitchell Marsh b Curran 101(141) [4s-15 6s-2]

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Crane to Paine, FOUR, Paine is not going to hang about. He is an attacking batsman and he will play his shots. Floated up outside off, Paine drills the drive through extra cover and pierces the gap expertly

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Crane to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, he is one of the good players of spin in this Aussie line-up and that is for a reason - dances down the wicket, gets close to the pitch of the flighted delivery and drives it inside out through extra cover, the ball has enough to beat mid-off's chase

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Curran to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, fabulous shot! Pitched up outside off, Marsh had the room to free his arms and he drives it square on the off-side, it is a crowded fielder there and he placed it to perfection

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Ali to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, he's dealing in boundaries at the moment. A drag down by Ali and the turn going away allowed Marsh to pick his spot, he slapped well in front of square and didn't bother to waste his energy by running

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to Shaun Marsh, 3 runs, 150 up for Shaun Marsh! Raises his bat and gets a loud applause from the SCG crowd. Length ball straying on leg and Marsh glances it through mid-wicket. Runs hard and easily comes back for the third

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Ali to Shaun Marsh, FOUR, how many times have we seen this from Shaun Marsh and also Khawaja in this game. A dance down the track to get to the pitch of the ball and then a loft over mid-off

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to Paine, FOUR, fabulous shot. Length ball with width on offer outside off, Paine comes forward and beautifully square-drives it on the up through point. It came off the meat of the bat

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to Paine, out Shaun Marsh Run Out!! Gone! Stoneman hits the bullseye and Marsh is well short of his crease. End of a fine knock from the southpaw. Gets a standing ovation as he walks off and he acknowledges it by raising his bat. It was Paine's call and to be honest, the run wasn't on. The wicket-keeper batsman tapped this length ball towards cover and called his partner for a run. Stoneman, at cover, runs forward, collects it cleanly and finds the target at the striker's end. No reactions from the England players. Shaun Marsh run out (Stoneman) 156(291) [4s-18]

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Ali to Starc, SIX, there you go! Typical Starc. He won't be blocking for a long time. Goes for the big shot and he has absolutely nailed it. Tossed up delivery, right in the southpaw's slot, he gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps it into the deep mid-wicket fence

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Ali to Starc, out Caught by James Vince!! And, now he perishes. It went very high and Vince at deep mid-off settled under it before gobbling it with both hands. Another flighted delivery around off, Starc once again gets low to slog it away. He was probably early into the shot and hence miscued it. Starc c James Vince b Ali 11(10) [6s-1]

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Crane to Pat Cummins, FOUR, there's the half tracker from Crane and Cummins depoists it away with a pull over wide mid-on. One bounce and into the fence

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Crane to Pat Cummins, FOUR, goes for the biggie again. Slower through the air, Cummins crouches low and fetches it from outside off to thump it over deep mid-on. Runs away into the fence

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to Pat Cummins, FOUR, turn back followed by head facing the ground - that's the reaction from as the ball misses the leg-stump. It was a full ball on the stumps and Cummins wanted to mow it through mid-wicket, gets an inside edge that runs away into the fine leg fence

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Crane to Pat Cummins, FOUR, ah! Stoneman in the deep comes forward to try and catch, but the ball bounces and spins past him. Another wild swipe from Cummins behind square on the leg-side. Four more and the lead is now over 300

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to Stoneman, FOUR, first boundary of the day! bowls full, but sprays it down leg, Stoneman stays low and flicks it behind square on the leg-side. Gets it square of fine leg and the quick outfield does the rest

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to Stoneman, FOUR, good shot from Stoneman! Didn't try to overhit and relied on timing. Length ball on the stumps, Stoneman brings his bat down nicely and straight-drives it down the ground. Just an extension of a push and the ball races away. Very limited feet movement

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Cummins to Stoneman, FOUR, Cummins serves width outside off and Stoneman latches onto it. Not too wide, but the length is short. That allows Stoneman to stay back in his crease, jump and slash it away between backward point and gully

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Cummins to Stoneman, FOUR, Cummins hurls one fuller and Stoneman is quick to pounce. It wasn't a half-volley, Stoneman leans across and push-drives it down the ground between the stumps at the bowler's end and Cook

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Cummins to Stoneman, out Caught by Paine!! Cummins strikes! He finds the nick of Stoneman and Paine makes no mistake. It was the effort ball from Cummins, bent his back and hit the deck hard on a back of a length around off. Got it to move away off the deck ever so lightly and Stoneman had to play at it. It was rising as the ball was approaching the batsman and Stoneman, after a jump, stuck his bat out to block. Takes the outside edge and settles into the mitts of the keeper. Stoneman c Paine b Cummins 24(24) [4s-4]

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Cummins to Cook, FOUR, first boundary for Cook! Hit straight down the ground. Fullish ball on the stumps, Cook moves slighly across and shows the maker's name to bunt it down the ground

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to James Vince, FOUR, that has been hammered through the covers. Australian won't mind that. It was full and wide of off asking him to go after it. Vince, with limited feet movement, allows his hands to do all work. Throws his hands and cracks the drive through the empty cover region

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to James Vince, FOUR, a boundary to end the over. Good confident stroke from Vince. He saw the width on this short ball and was quick to rise on his toes. Follows it up by slapping it over point

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to James Vince, FOUR, Vince does like to go aerial. Did that in 's previous and does so now too. Sees the width on offer and throws the kitchen sink at it, sliced away over backward point. No need to run for those

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Cummins to James Vince, FOUR, that's how you play the short ball. Banged in halfway down and the SCG surface made it sit up nicely for Vince, who transfered his weight back and fetched the pull from outside off, nailed it in front of square leg

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to Cook, FOUR, dragged down and deserved the treatment. Cook missed out on one early in the over, this time he ensured it was placed better. Rocks back and cuts it square on the off-side, split backward point and deepish cover-point to perfection

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to Cook, FOUR, consecutive boundaries. Cook getting into his groove now. once again errs in length, drops it short and offers width outside off, Cook laces the cut past Khawaja at deepish cover-point, even a dive could not stop that

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Cummins to James Vince, out Caught by Paine!! Tch! That's a soft soft dismissal. Wicket right after the drinks break - cricket has made that a rule now. Nothing but a short delivery outside off, Vince could have left it to Paine, but instead goes chasing after it with minimal footwork and the outside edge carries nicely to Paine. Another England batsmen throws it away in the 20s. Like Stoneman, Vince also looked good but that has been their problem in the entire series - batsmen not kicking on to score a big hundred. James Vince c Paine b Cummins 25(54) [4s-4]

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Cummins to Root, FOUR, small margins for error against Root. Short delivery that was outside off, Root is quick to latch onto that, triggers his weight back and cracks it square on the off-side. No one moved

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to Cook, out Lbw!! Wow, that was some review from Smith and Australia. The first replay looked like the ball pitched outside leg, but ball-tracking had it pitching on leg. Once that was the case the rest was the easy part. Full and on the stumps, Cook falls over while attempting the flick shot, the ball beats the inside edge and raps him in front of middle. Umpire Wilson thought it was pitching outside leg and hence gave it not out. Smith consulted and Paine and went for the review. It turned out to be a brilliant call. Centimeter difference on where the ball pitched. Nonetheless, Australia back in it with a couple of strikes. Cook has to wait for 12000 runs, he's five short now. Cook lbw b 39(104) [4s-3]

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to Root, FOUR, Root takes on the short ball and gets a fat top-edge. Luckily for him, the ball goes very fine and beats the fine leg fielder who sprinted across. The bumper from got big on the batsman

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to Malan, FOUR, lovely shot! Drives agains the turn and does so successfully. Flighted outside off, Malan has a big stride forward to cover for the spin and creams the drive through extra cover, right off the middle

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to Root, FOUR, and Root finally releases the pressure. This was slanted across the right-hander on a fuller length. Too wide and Root latches onto it. Leans into the drive and cracks it well wide of mid-off. First boundary in this session

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to Root, FOUR, that's a loose ball from . Short and wide asking to be punished. Root accepts the gift gleefully. Stays back and cuts it away behind backward point

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to Root, FOUR, Root gets into the 40s with a boundary. It brings up the fifty partnership between the duo. It was a short of length delivery with width provided outside off, Root gets on top of it and steers it smartly wide of backward point. Third man can't cut it off

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to Malan, FOUR, good shot! bangs one short, but there's no venom in it. Malan stands tall and rolls his wrists to pull it through square leg. Off the middle of the bat and that was placed in the gap

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to Malan, FOUR, beautiful shot! Tossed up delivery, Malan stays leg-side of the ball and creams the cover drive. Oh, what has Khawaja done there? He wanted to slide and stop the ball, but his right leg stuck on the outfield. That could be nasty! He limps off the field. Hope it is not serious. Reminds us of the Simon Jones injury in Brisbane

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Marsh to Root, FOUR, glorious shot to bring up the fifty! Chants of 'Rooooooooot' at the SCG. It was an overpitched delivery outside off, Root got low and nailed the square-drive through cover-point. Raced away into the fence and the England captain raises his bat to acknowledge the audience. He should carry on and make it count

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Marsh to Malan, FOUR, sees the width outside off and flashes his bat hard at it does Malan. Crouched low as well; gets a thick outside edge that evades the gully fielder and runs away into the fence

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to Malan, 2 runs, Smith has dropped one at slip! Second life for Malan in three overs. It was nicely flighted up and Malan got beaten in the flight as he stepped out of the crease. Malan managed to get an outside edge by poking his bat it and the ball brushed the keeper's pad before dying down on Smith. It was a low catch to his right, but definitely catchable

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Cummins to Root, 1 run, 100 partnership. Both batsmen get together and shake hands. A much needed one for the visitors. Dug into the pitch and the slow nature of the surface allows Root to play a controlled pull to deep backward square

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to Malan, FOUR, loosener to start a new spell. Long half volley outside off, Malan bends low almost on one knee to cream the drive in front of square, placed it expertly through cover-point and the ball raced away

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to Malan, 2 runs, fifty for Malan. He's had his moments - a run-out chance, a catch drop and another run-out chance. But he's hung in there and added a crucial partnership with his skipper. What's more he's faced the most number of balls from the England side this series. Reaches the landmark with a clip off the hips to deep backward square. seems to be facing an issue or two. Hobbled a bit after the delivery and stretched it out immediately, he does not look 100 percent fit

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to Root, FOUR, nice gentle half volley and Root cashes in. That is the thing with the new cherry. It will also produce quick runs. Bit of inward movement, but Root allowed it to swing before driving it straight of mid-off, no chance for Warner

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to Root, FOUR, oh geez! That almost went onto the stumps. has his hands on his head. He nearly got his man. Very full and swirling into the batsman, Root just about manages to bring his bat down to squirt it away, the inside edge almost shaved the leg-stump on the way to the fine leg fence

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to Root, out Caught by Mitchell Marsh!! Huge moment in the game. Root knows that. He is down on his knees. Slowly gets up and drags himself out of the ground. The hundred in Australia still remains elusive for the England skipper. The new ball has struck for Australia and they will be looking for one more. Full and swinging into the right-hander, Root falls across and flicks it uppishly towards square leg, came right off the middle and Marsh had to put in the dive to pouch that, he does to his right and takes it inches from the ground. Not a wicket taking delivery but does not mind, he has a smile on his face. Root c Mitchell Marsh b 83(141) [4s-8]

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to Bairstow, 1 run, Australia lose one review. was not too keen to challenge the decision. But Smith seemed convinced. A low full toss the special, Bairstow is right in his crease and gets a tiny inside edge onto the boot, the HotSpot picked that up. The impact also looked outside leg, so it was a bad call to go for the review. They only have one now

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to Bairstow, FOUR, good positive batting. Bairstow knows this is the last over, but he does not want to let go of a scoring opportunity. Fuller and outside off, Bairstow gets a good stride forward and creams the drive past mid-off, no chance for Warner to hunt that down

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to Bairstow, out Caught by Paine!! This is a terrific end to the day for the Aussies. A typical wicket. The second new ball has brought the home side right back in the game. Bairstow walked out and did not shield himself with a nightwatchman and he pays the price for that. That nagging line and length from - good length ball around off, Bairstow is sucked into the drive, yes even with two balls to spare, and all he could manage was an outside edge to Paine. Goes at a nice height and he makes no mistake. Australia are cock-a-hoop as they walk off the field. Bairstow c Paine b 5(7) [4s-1]

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to Malan, FOUR, cracking shot! Lots of flight on this ball and serves width as well. Malan reaches out and drives it crisply through covers

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to Moeen Ali, FOUR, edged and safe! hurls it fuller and gets it to shape away, Moeen Ali goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that races away beating a diving Khawaja at gully. Lyon gives the chase from backward point, but the ball wins the race

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to Malan, out Caught by Smith!! That's a screamer from the Australian captain. He dropped Malan yesterday, which was relatively easier, but my boy, he has made this look so easy. A one-handed low catch diving to his left at second slip. Malan's resilience comes to an end. A short of length delivery that jags away a bit and Malan goes poking at it. Dangled his bat away from the body and got an outside edge. Grasped inches above the ground and it is as clean as it gets. Malan c Smith b 62(180) [4s-6]

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to Tom Curran, FOUR, very full outside off and Curran jams the drive through backward point

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to Tom Curran, FOUR, in the air and just wide of Jackson Bird. Good length ball outside off and Curran plays the drive, hits on the up and doesn't bother to keep it down. The substitute fielder at mid-off leaps to his left, but is out of his reach

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to Tom Curran, FOUR, wow! That's a magnificent shot. Curran steps out of his crease to get close to the pitch of the ball. Bends the back knee and cracks the drive through covers. Powerfully hit

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to Moeen Ali, FOUR, edged and four! It was a good length delivery outside off and Moeen Ali opened his bat-face with soft hands. Takes the outside edge and runs away to third man fence

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to Tom Curran, no run, Pat Cummins has put down a dolly at mid-on! Curran came down the track and wanted to loft it over mid-on. Gets it off the bottom part of the bat as he fetched it from outside off. A straightforward catch and that's been dropped

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Cummins to Moeen Ali, 1 run, oh, my! Another dolly and another drop. Two simple catches within a span of five balls and the Australians fail to grab it. A short ball from round the wicket Moeen Ali fetches it from outside off to pull. Gets a top-edge that goes miles up in the air. Hazlewood, from mid-on, ran forward, and might have over-run there. Too close to his chest and he fails to cling

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Cummins to Moeen Ali, out Caught by Paine!! Ali walks! And it is that short delivery that is his undoing. Cummins manages to get one right in the unplayable zone and all Ali could manage was a glove. Short and rearing up at the batsman's throat, Ali did not have much time this time around, he could not sway away or duck as the ball kept climbing and following him, he tried to bring his bat up to fend it, but the ball brushed the glove on the way to Paine. Not much harm done after the drop catch. Moeen Ali c Paine b Cummins 30(58) [4s-2]

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Marsh to Tom Curran, FOUR, edged and four. That would have been taken at third slip. Back of a length and a gentle wobble away, Curran has a waft at that and the outside edge bisects the cordon - second slip and gully. Smith looks away immediately

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Cummins to Broad, SIX, smashed! Not sure he watched it all that well, but the ball sailed over. Banged in and angled into the left-hander, Broad moves away and forehands the pull over deep square leg. He did have his eyes on the ball

4

Marsh to Tom Curran, FOUR, short and plenty of room to free those arms and Curran does just that, he stands his ground and flays it off the outside edge over backward point. Runs coming in boundaries now

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Marsh to Tom Curran, FOUR, cracking shot! Australians have become predictable with their length. Short of length on off, Curran sets up a nice base from which he can pivot and pull, does so with a wrist roll and the ball races to the deep mid-wicket fence

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Cummins to Broad, FOUR, now Broad is toying with the field. Three men back on the leg-side and he does not get it anywhere close to them. Short and just outside off, Broad pulls it well in front of square - to the left of mid-on and pockets another boundary

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Cummins to Broad, SIX, this is hurting Australia now. Slants the short delivery into the left-hander, Broad turns his head away, but the eyes remain on the ball till the last second as he nails the pull over deep backward square. Flat six!

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Cummins to Tom Curran, out Caught by Bancroft!! Finally, some reward for all the short stuff that the Aussies were bowling. The fun ends for Curran, who has done a super job of getting England to a respectable total. A well-directed short delivery - just above the chest, Curran had nowhere to go and he offered a straight bat to defend. The ball hits the maker's name and popped right into the hands of Bancroft at short leg. Tom Curran c Bancroft b Cummins 39(65) [4s-6]

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to Broad, out Caught by Smith!! deserved that wicket. Couple of catches were put down off his bowling, but he has something to show for now in the wickets column. Broad's entertaining innings comes to an end. Nice drift on the offie, Broad goes for the slog sweep even though the length is a bit short, the top-edge balloons straight up and Smith backtracks from slip to pouch it. Broad c Smith b 31(32) [4s-1 6s-2]

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Cummins to Anderson, out Mason Crane Run Out!! That is what happens when number 10 and 11 are together. Not sure where Anderson was going, but it is the debutant who had to sacrifice his wicket. Short and around the hips, Anderson gloves the nudge towards leg gully and set off. Never a run there and since he was more than halfway down, Crane decided to go for it. Marsh lobbed the throw to Bancroft, who had come in from short leg and he removed the bails. Crane well short of the crease. Mason Crane run out (Mitchell Marsh/Bancroft) 4(7)

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