Eng v Aus highlights today – Fifth test day one from Sydney Cricket Ground (Australia) Thursday 4th January 2018. The highest total of the Sydney Cricket Ground is 705 four down scored by India against the home team in 2004. In 2012 Australia scored 659/4d against India which was the second-highest total. Against England, their highest total was 659/8d in 1946.
From the last four test matches, SPD Smith is the most runs scorer so far with 604 runs in six innings and his highest score was 239. DA Warner is the second most runs scorer with 385 runs in seven innings and the third most runs scorer is AN Cook with 327 runs in seven innings and his highest score was 244 not out. Top three most wicket-takers all of them are from Australia so far. MA Starc took nineteen wickets, JR Hazlewood took eighteen and NM Lyon took seventeen.
England won the toss and elected to bat.
Australia team/playing XI
CT Bancroft, DA Warner, UT Khawaja, SPD Smith (c), SE Marsh, TD Paine †, MR Marsh, PJ Cummins, MA Starc, JR Hazlewood, NM Lyon.
England team/playing XI
AN Cook, MD Stoneman, JM Vince, JE Root (c), DJ Malan, JM Bairstow †, MM Ali, MS Crane, TK Curran, SCJ Broad, JM Anderson.
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 5th Test Highlights
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Joel Wilson
TV Umpires – Sundaram Ravi
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Gerard Abood
Match number – Test no. 2291