Australia’s first innings for this pink ball Test comes to an end, with a total of 303. Australians look satisfied with the score, as the hosts are always read whenever it comes to a ‘pink-ball’ game. Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland and captain Cummins might hope for a good bowling session.
England team too is happy with their bowling, as they started well enough, taking three quick wickets, but got a bit slipped away. Towards the end of Day 1 and in the start of Day 2’s morning, England managed to come back in the game.
The innings was initiated by two great openers, David Warner and Usman Khawaja. Playing for 22 balls, Davis got out for a duck, while Usman too gave his wicket cheaply for just 6 runs. At the score of 7-2, Marnus and Smith came in to take over the command for the team. Smith too surprisingly got out for a duck, having played just two balls. Marnus’s early catch was dropped by Crawley, which was a big blow for the England team as Marnus, with his familiarized average of over 55 to 60, bashed team England for 44 runs. The partnership stand between Marnus and Travis Head was a key point for team Australia, as the hosts were able to come back in the game.
Marnus got out with the weirdest bowled in cricket history, and scored a decent score of 44(53). With Green coming in, Australia were at 83-4. The middle order survivors turned over the game, as England witnessed the 5th Test slipping away from their hands.
Travis’s ton was a critical one, as Australians were able to score a total of 303 runs. Travis with a double run completed his 100, but got out in the very next ball.
Green too managed to hold still for the hosts, as he scored a total of 74 runs, before getting out by Mark Wood. Alex Carey hoped for a good innings but struggled to score, and got bowled by Chris Woakes.
Mark Wood, struggled to bowl well, as he was getting hits and turned his economy over 6.00. However he was able to take three wickets, with the other pacers also contributing in the wickets.
Australia at 303 are all set for their bowlers to get England out, cheaply.