Australia vs England 5th Test Day 2 Highlights – Jan 5, 2018

Eng v Aus highlights today – Fifth test day two from Sydney Cricket Ground (Australia) Friday 5th January 2018. England scored 233 runs with five down in 81.4 overs at day one. AN Cook opener of the England team scored 39 runs off 104 balls. He smashed just three 4s in his innings.

When his wicket dismissed then it was 32.3 massive wicket! Huge appeal for lbw, Joel Wilson says not out. Hazlewood was imploring! Smith has called the review. Quite full, so height, not an issue, Cook falling across it a little Where did it pitch? There’s no bat. It’s pitched on leg stump – by millimeters by the looks of it – and it’s smashing middle! 95/3.

MD Stoneman tried his best by scoring runs with the strike rate off 100, he scored 24 runs off 24 balls, when he got out then it was 9.5 that’s the breakthrough! The shorter delivery does the trick. Back of a length outside off, lifts on Stoneman and it takes the edge quite high up the bat. Didn’t see much of that in Melbourne. Well bowled by Cummins, but a little half-hearted from Stoneman. Could he left it on length? 28/1.

England won the toss and elected to bat.

JM Vince faced 54 balls and scored 25 runs. Captain of the team JE Root scored 83 runs off 141 balls and out when it was 80.3 full and swinging, flicked to leg – and this time he is gone, taken on the dive at square leg! Root’s conversion rate drops again, he hangs his head and thumps the turf! Mitchell Marsh threw himself forward to snaffle the chance, it was an excellent catch to leave Root tantalized in his search for a hundred in Australia… Starc gets the breakthrough and is mobbed by his team-mates. A late intervention to prevent England from fully claiming the day 228/4.

DJ Malan contributed 55 runs off 160 balls not out, JM Bairstow † had not survived for so long this time and got out with five runs. JR Hazlewood and PJ Cummins these two took two wickets each of them and remaining one wicket was taken by MA Starc.

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