Watch Australia vs England 4th Test Day 1 Highlights – 26 DEC 2017 Today – But, like made tired by tryptophan, the Australians slowed dramatically following the break. Just 43 runs were inserted between tea and lunch for those declines of Warner and Cameron Bancroft. Whether this pitch was a street, England’s bowlers had abruptly become sleeping policemen. And England still confronted the challenge of ignoring Smith, which nobody has ever done at a Boxing Day Test because Umesh Yadav at 2014, and consequently Australia gathered a additional 99 at the last session.
Whatever gifts Smith started on Christmas Day were nothing in comparison with the present of winning the throw – something that he hadn’t performed in a Test as March – on a hot day in the MCG, in which the pitch was flat it seemed like a curated for the BBL, maybe not the Ashes. And during the very first semester, there was not anything in the pitch for England’s bowlers but grief as Warner hurried towards 83 at dinner, together with Australia at 0 for 102.
There was a different sign of Christmas about Australia’s batting on the first day at the MCG this season: a big gift, a busy morning, a post-lunch doze, along with another end as the day approached. On a day after David Warner scored his second successive century at Melbourne Tests, Australia moved into stumps at a decent position at 3 to 244, together with Steven Smith on 65 and Shaun Marsh on 31. And yet, regardless of the scoreline, it had been a day when England’s toil deserved honor.
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