As we know the English team’s captain Joe Root chose to field first after winning the toss. Team Australia lost their first three wickets with just twelve runs on the board by facing 9.5 overs. Australia scored 303 runs all out in 75.4 overs in their first innings. After three wickets down Australian batsmen were under a lot of pressure, but Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head took charge and smoked all England bowlers all around the park. Marnus Labuschagne scored 44 runs and out. Travis Head scored 101 runs off just 113 deliveries. He smashed twelve boundaries in his beautiful innings. Cameron Green added 74 runs to Australia’s scorecard. Alex Carey † contributed 24 runs and Nathan Lyon 31. Stuart Broad and Mark Wood took three wickets each, Ollie Robinson and Chris Woakes dismissed two Australian batsmen each.
In reply, the England team tried their best by scoring 188 runs all out in their first innings by using 47.4 overs. Rory Burns has gone with duck, Zak Crawley scored 18 runs, Dawid Malan 25, Joe Root (c) 34, Ollie Pope 14, Sam Billings † 29, Chris Woakes 36, and Mark Wood 16. Pat Cummins dismissed four English batsmen in just 13.4 overs with giving 45 runs. Mitchell Starc took three wickets, Scott Boland and Cameron Green took one wicket each.
The Ashes 5th Test, Australia vs England Highlights today, Saturday 15-1-2022, from Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
Joe Root won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Usman Khawaja, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Travis Head, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Alex Carey, 8 Pat Cummins (capt), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Scott Boland.
England team: 1 Rory Burns, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Ollie Pope, 7 Sam Billings (wk), 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Ollie Robinson, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Stuart Broad.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 04:00 GMT | 15:00 Local
Umpires – Paul Wilson, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires – Paul Reiffel
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Donovan Koch
Match number – Test no. 2449