SYDNEY (Sporting Alert) — Scoreboard and video highlights of the day one from the 5th Ashes Test between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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Australia, after being down five for 97 and shaking from all angles, recovered once again on the back of brilliant innings from Steve Smith, who scored a scintillating hundred.
Smith shared in a 128 for the sixth wicket partnership with wicketkeeper/batsman Brad Haddin, who scored 75 on the day as Australia survived to tally 326 all out.
All-rounder Ben Stokes led the England bowling attack with six wickets for 99 runs.
The day was made to be even better for hosts after pace bowler Mitchell Johnson removed opener Michael Carberry for a duck to leave England at eight for one at stumps.
Australia lead the five-match series 4-0 and is pushing for the 5-0 clean sweep.
Here is the Scoreboard at close of play on the first day:
Australia first innings
C. Rogers b Stokes 11
D. Warner b Broad 16
S. Watson lbw Anderson 43
M. Clarke c Bell b Stokes 10
S. Smith c sub b Stokes 115
G. Bailey c Cook b Broad 1
B. Haddin c Cook b Stokes 75
M. Johnson c sub b Borthwick 12
R. Harris c Anderson b Stokes 22
P. Siddle c Bairstow b Stokes 0
N. Lyon not out 1
Extras (b-10, lb-2, w-2, nb-6) 20
Total (all out, 76 overs) 326
Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-51, 3-78, 4-94, 5-97, 6-225, 7-269, 8-325, 9-325
Bowling: Anderson 21-3-67-1, Broad 19.5-5-65-2 (w-2), Stokes 19.5-1-99-6 (nb-5), Rankin 8.2-0-34-0 (nb-1), Borthwick 7-0-49-1.
England first innings
A. Cook not out 7
M. Carberry c Lyon b Johnson 0
J. Anderson not out 1
Total (for one wicket, six overs) 8
Fall of wicket: 1-6
Still to bat: I. Bell, K. Pietersen, G. Ballance, B. Stokes,
J. Bairstow, S. Borthwick, S. Broad, B. Rankin
Bowling: Harris 3-1-5-0, Johnson 3-1-3-1