Eng v Aus highlights today – Third test day one from W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth (Australia) Thursday 14th December 2017. After a small victory of the toss, English team captain JE Root decided to bat first and England team scored 305 runs in 89 overs with four wickets down today.
AN Cook poor form continues and he has gone with scoring just seven runs. When his wicket dismissed then it was 4.4 full and fast, 149kph and trapped in front! No review from Cook, he knows that was plumb… Starc finds his line and sends a searing attempted yorker into the pads, no big innings for Cook in his 150th Test (at least for now); too slow to get the bat down and his lean series continues 26/1.
England won the toss and chose to bat.
After the fourth wicket down at 131 DJ Malan and JM Bairstow † comes to the crease and smashed all Australian bowlers till the last ball of the day. DJ Malan still not out at 110 and JM Bairstow † also not out at 75. DJ Malan smashed fifteen 4s and a maximum, JM Bairstow smashed ten boundaries so far. MA Starc took two wickets, JR Hazlewood took one and PJ Cummins also took one wicket.
Australia team/playing XI
DA Warner, CT Bancroft, UT Khawaja, SPD Smith (c), SE Marsh, MR Marsh, TD Paine †, MA Starc, PJ Cummins, NM Lyon, JR Hazlewood.
England team/playing XI
AN Cook, MD Stoneman, JM Vince, JE Root (c), DJ Malan, JM Bairstow †, MM Ali, CR Woakes, SCJ Broad, C Overton, JM Anderson.
MD Stoneman scored 56 runs off 110 deliveries and out, He smashed ten 4s in his innings, the dismissal of his wicket was like this, 37.5 ripping bouncer, Stoneman throws up the hands and is beaten… or is he? No, there was a flick of glove on it! Paine took a leaping catch and Australia quickly reviewed Erasmus’ not-out decision, with Aleem Dar determining that a ripple on Snicko was evidence of contact. Erasmus has to reverse the call and up goes the finger, Stoneman’s gutsy knock is over! That was a snorter, unlucky for the batsmen on several levels 131/4. JM Vince contributed 25 runs and JE Root (c) scored 20 runs.
Match Timings: 10.30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
England tour of Australia and New Zealand 3rd Test Highlights
Umpires – Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpires – Aleem Dar
Match Referee – Sir Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Paul Wilson
Match number – Test no. 2288