cricket-news

Smith, Haddin put Australia in control

Sydney, Jan 3 : England ended the first day of the fifth and final Ashes Test at 8/1 in their chase of Australia's first innings total of 326 at the Sydney Cricket Ground here Friday.


England skipper Alastair Cook won his first toss of the series and sent Australia in. The hosts were in trouble early, reeling at 97/5.

Enter wicketkeeper batsman Brad Haddin and all-rounder Steve Smith as the pair put on a 128-run sixth wicket rescue partnership before Haddin eventually went for an entertaining 75.

Smith continued the charge to register his second century of the series with a colourful 115 from 154 deliveries. Earlier, Shane Watson also contributed 43.

England pacer Ben Stokes clinched a career-best bowling figures of 6/99 in only his fourth match.

In the 25 minutes before stumps Australia claimed the wicket of opener Michael Carberry with England 8/1 at the close of play. Cook is batting on 7 while night watchman James Anderson is on 1.

--IANS (Posted on 03-01-2014)

cricket-news headlines

Super Kings score 140/6 against Royals

Rajasthan Royals elect to field against Super Kings

IPL: All-round Kings XI Punjab register easy victory

Maxwell stars again in Kings XI big win

Sunrisers elect to field against Kings XI

IPL: Mukul Mudgal Committee to agrees to continue probe

Amritsar and Patiala record outright victories

Virat Kohli has made a place for himself: Javagal Srinath

Apex court asks Mudgal if he would probe IPL scandal

IPL scam: BCCI proposes panel to SC; petitioner objects

IPL: CSK thrash Delhi by 93 runs

Chennai Super Kings get a big win over Daredevils

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top