Eng v Aus highlights today – Fifth test day four from Sydney Cricket Ground (Australia) Sunday 7th January 2018. At stumps day 3 Australia lead by 133 runs with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings. UT Khawaja scored 171 runs off 381 deliveries with smashing eighteen 4s and a six. His wicket dismissal was like this 130.4 got him, Khawaja is left stranded and Bairstow completes a simple stumping! Crane has his maiden Test wicket, he’s on the board! It’s a bit of bowling too, saw Khawaja make an early move and he slid the ball out wide, beat the forward lunge as it spun sharply past the inside edge and into the gloves. Plenty of emotion in the celebration, some of it doubtless relief; Khawaja, after a fantastic knock, is gone 375/4.
Captain of the team SPD Smith scored 83 runs and out when it was 93.1 he’s got him! Moeen. Has. Got. Smith. Out. Round the wicket, a full delivery, and Smith chips a drive very low back to the bowler. Just drifted away from Smith a fraction, the bat twisted a fraction. He’s furious with himself. The lovely moment for Moeen on what has been a tough tour 274/3. SE Marsh 98 not out and MR Marsh 63 not out.
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