Australia vs England 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights – Dec 14, 2017

Australia vs England 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights – Dec 14, 2017, Eng v Aus highlights today – Third test day one from W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth (Australia) Thursday 14th December 2017. After a small victory of the toss, English team captain JE Root decided to bat first and England team scored 305 runs in 89 overs with four wickets down today. AN Cook poor form continues and he has gone with scoring just seven runs, when his wicket dismissed then it was 4.4 full and fast, 149kph and trapped in front! No review from Cook, he knows that was plumb… Starc finds his line and sends a searing attempted yorker into the pads, no big innings for Cook in his 150th Test (at least for now); too slow to get the bat down and his lean series continues 26/1.

England won the toss and chose to bat.

Australia team/playing XI
DA Warner, CT Bancroft, UT Khawaja, SPD Smith (c), SE Marsh, MR Marsh, TD Paine †, MA Starc, PJ Cummins, NM Lyon, JR Hazlewood.

England team/playing XI
AN Cook, MD Stoneman, JM Vince, JE Root (c), DJ Malan, JM Bairstow †, MM Ali, CR Woakes, SCJ Broad, C Overton, JM Anderson.

MD Stoneman scored 56 runs off 110 deliveries and out, He smashed ten 4s in his innings, the dismissal of his wicket was like this, 37.5 ripping bouncer, Stoneman throws up the hands and is beaten… or is he? No, there was a flick of glove on it! Paine took a leaping catch and Australia quickly reviewed Erasmus’ not-out decision, with Aleem Dar determining that a ripple on Snicko was evidence of contact. Erasmus has to reverse the call and up goes the finger, Stoneman’s gutsy knock is over! That was a snorter, unlucky for the batsmen on several levels 131/4. JM Vince contributed 25 runs and JE Root (c) scored 20 runs.

Highlights will be available shortly.

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 3rd Test Highlights

Umpires – Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpires – Aleem Dar
Match Referee – Sir Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Paul Wilson
Match number – Test no. 2288

After the fourth wicket down at 131 DJ Malan and JM Bairstow † comes to the crease and smashed all Australian bowlers till the last ball of the day. DJ Malan still not out at 110 and JM Bairstow † also not out at 75. DJ Malan smashed fifteen 4s and a maximum, JM Bairstow smashed ten boundaries so far. MA Starc took two wickets, JR Hazlewood took one and PJ Cummins also took one wicket.

Will it be the WACA pitch of old? Pace and bounce? These questions have preceded every Perth Test in recent years, and the answer varies from summer to summer. Some years there are hints of the old WACA, other years it is one of the country’s most docile surfaces. Western Australia coach Justin Langer says the past few Sheffield Shield games at the WACA have been played on flat pitches, but curator Matt Page is confident the surface will be quicker than last year. The forecast for Perth is hot, though with a chance of rain on days four and five.

England have named an unchanged XI but Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow have swapped places in the order. Australia will not name their XI until the morning of the match, but if the pitch looks remotely flat, it is expected that Mitchell Marsh will replace Peter Handscomb to provide a fifth bowling option.

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