Australia vs England 5th Test Day 1 Highlights – Jan 4, 2018

Australia vs England 5th Test Day 1 Highlights – Jan 4, 2018, Eng v Aus highlights today – Fifth test day one from Sydney Cricket Ground (Australia) Thursday 4th January 2018. The highest total of the Sydney Cricket Ground is 705 four down scored by India against the home team in 2004. In 2012 Australia scored 659/4d against India which was the second highest total and against England their highest total was 659/8d in 1946. From last four test matches, SPD Smith is the most runs scorer so far with 604 runs in six innings and his highest score was 239. DA Warner is the second most runs scorer with 385 runs in seven innings and third most runs scorer is AN Cook with 327 runs in seven innings and his highest score was 244 not out. Top three most wicket takers all of them are from Australia so far. MA Starc took nineteen wickets, JR Hazlewood took eighteen and NM Lyon took seventeen.

Australia Win The Toss And Bat First

Australia team/playing XI
1 Cameron Bancroft, 2 David Warner, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Steven Smith (capt), 5 Shaun Marsh, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Tim Paine (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Josh Hazlewood, 11 Nathan Lyon..

England team/playing XI
1 Alastair Cook, 2 Mark Stoneman, 3 James Vince, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Dawid Malan, 6 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Tom Curran, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Mason Crane, 11 James Anderson.

After the disappointment of an MCG pitch rated “poor” by the ICC, all eyes will be on the SCG surface this week. Adding to the interest, long-time Sydney curator Tom Parker has retired and this is not only the first Test but also the first first-class match at the SCG that has been under the control of his successor Adam Lewis. This week, Lewis said he wanted to produce a pitch that “is going to have a bit in it for everybody”. The weather should be warm to hot for the duration of the Test, with the possibility of some rain late in the match.

Highlights will be available after end of the play.






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

Crane has taken the place of Chris Woakes who was sent for a scan on his left side on the eve of the Test and has been ruled out. It means Tom Curran and Moeen Ali retain their places. Mitchell Starc is likely to return to the Australian side in the place of Jackson Bird after recovering well from a bruised heel to bowl on Tuesday, though the captain Steven Smith said the selectors would wait until after the hosts’ final training session on Wednesday afternoon to finalise the XI. However, the presence of plenty of grass on the SCG pitch has already ruled out Ashton Agar appearing as a second spinner alongside Nathan Lyon.

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