Eng v Aus highlights today – Fifth test day five from Sydney Cricket Ground (Australia) Monday 8th January 2018. Till stumps day four England trail by 210 runs with 6 wickets remaining. SE Marsh and MR Marsh took Australia far away from the danger. MR Marsh scored 101 runs off 141 balls, he completed his innings with smashing fifteen boundaries and two maximums. TD Paine † contributed 38 runs not out. Australia scored 649 runs in their first innings with seven wickets down.
When his wicket dismissed then it was 173.2 and he’s gone now! On-off stump nips back, keeps a touch low and scoots under the bottom edge as Marsh looks to play into the off side 544/5. SE Marsh faced 291 deliveries and scored 156 runs with the help of eighteen 4s. his wicket dismissal was like this: 185.6 dropped into the covers, they go for the quick single… but Stoneman’s direct hit does for Marsh! It was Paine’s call, maybe some tired running from Marsh but he picked up and released swiftly, completing the job that England’s bowlers had strived to do for nearly 300 deliveries. Another memorable inning from Marsh and it’s put Australia in an impregnable position 596/6.
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