Australia vs England

Live Summary, 5th Test, The Ashes, 2021/22, January 14, 2022
AUS 303/10 (75.4) , 155/10 (56.3)
Australia beat England by 146 runs
ENG 188/10 (47.4) , 124/10 (38.5)
Match over
Commentary :
0.0 : We might just see a few changes from both the sides! Especially from England, Sam Billings for sure will be making his debut in place of Buttler. Ollie Pope might also come in for Jonny Bairstow who has a hand injury. For the Aussies, there is a sure change as they will be getting in Head for Marcus Harris and move Usman Khawaja up the order! Rightly so, it is difficult to drop someone who scored two tons in the same game.
Well, the drizzle continues to fall and the TOSS HAS BEEN DELAYED! However, had the toss happened, what would the skipper do? Bowl first? Overcast conditions, green wicket, maybe yes but bowling first is always a risk, if there is nothing on offer for the bowlers, it could well cost you the game. It did cost Bangladesh the game when they elected to bowl against the Kiwis in the second Test in similar conditions.
... DAY 1, SESSION 1 ...
The 4th Test was a hard fought draw which not only ended the hopes of a whitewash but would have surely boosted the confidence of the England side. They have endured an extremely poor tour so far but a win here will do wonders. Can they beat the odds and end the tour on a high? Well, they will yet again have to play out of their skins. This is another pink-ball Test and we all know how good the Aussies are in the Day/Night game. Also, after last game’s frustration they will be eager to end the
How good must England be feeling after that draw! That look on Ben Stokes' face in the last over said it all. He was dearly hoping they just did not lose again. The visitors have had a poor tour, they have been beaten black and blue by the Aussies and have been no competition before the last game. It will be a huge sigh of relief if they can end this with a win. 
Before we start talking about Australia, the news is not the best to begin with. It is drizzling at the moment. There is still a long time to go for the game to begin and the forecast ain't that bad so fingers crossed.
Coming to the hosts now! For the very first time in this series they were made to work hard! They have had everything their way and it has actually been easy going for them. One believes though, if rain had not played a part in the last game, it could have well been 4-0. They though would want to end this with a win.
Update - 0911 IST (0340 GMT) - We have some good news! The covers are off and we have a time as well. TOSS WILL TAKE PLACE AT 0930 IST and (0400 GMT) which is 20 minutes from now. Hurray!!!
TOSS - England have won the toss and elected to BOWL first.
Australia (Playing XI) - David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head (In for Marcus Harris), Cameron Green, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon.
England (Playing XI) - Rory Burns (In for Haseeb Hameed), Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope (In for Jonny Bairstow), Sam Billings (WK) (In for Jos Buttler), Chris Woakes (In for James Anderson), Ollie Robinson (In for Jack Leach), Mark Wood, Stuart Broad.
Joe Root, the skipper of England, says that they will bowl first. He adds it is obvious after looking at the pitch and overhead conditions. He mentions that it has been frustrating to lose players along the way and it has been this way since the pandemic. He adds that it was important to get a draw in the last game and hopes that they can build on it.
Pat Cummins, the skipper of Australia, says that they would have bowled first as well looking at the conditions but it is not much of a problem. He adds that the final day at SCG was fun and that is why Test cricket is much exciting to play. He mentions that it is tough on Harris to miss out but Usman Khawaja deserves his chance after the performance in the last game. He adds that there is big history to this ground and it is great to play here.
We are all set for the action. The players of England stride out to the middle. Usman Khawaja and David Warner are the openers for Australia. Stuart Broad to start the proceedings. Three slips and a gully. Here we go ...
0.1 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Some action straightaway! A huge appeal but turned down! A little too high probably. Broad lands this outside off, it is on a length. He usually takes the ball away from around the wicket but this time gets it to  jag back in. Warner makes a leave probably thinking it would move away. He gets hit high on the pads. An appeal from the slip cordon and Broad too who is down on the ground. Turned down. Broad signals it is too high.
0.2 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Slightly fuller this time and on middle, Warner defends it nicely.
0.3 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Another one on a length and just outside off, Warner covers his off pole and shoulders arms to this one.
0.4 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Good delivery! Broad goes fuller, enticing the batter to drive. Warner does go for it, this one comes back in a little, it goes off the inner half on the leg side.
0.0 : UPDATE - Revised timings - 10 am IST (4:30 am GMT) - 12 pm IST (6:30 am GMT) (First session), 12:40 pm IST (7:10 am GMT) - 2:40 pm IST (9:10 am GMT) (Second session), 3 pm IST (9:30 am GMT) - 5 pm IST (11:30 am GMT) (Third session).
0.5 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Length agian and on off, this lands and moves away. It also seems like it stuck in the surface, it just about gets to Sam Billings.
0.6 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, A maiden then to begin with by Broad! On off, this is pushed to covers. So not a lot of movement for the pacer but we saw one ball zip through and the other just hold in the surface in the first over.
Who will bowl from the other end? It is Ollie Robinson.
1.1 : Ollie Robinson to Usman Khawaja, That is a beauty to begin with by Ollie Robinson! This is on a length and around off, it lands and moves away. Usman Khawaja is beaten as he tries to block.
1.2 : Ollie Robinson to Usman Khawaja, Another good delivery! Length and on off, this one also lands and moves away. Khawaja is once again beaten as he tries to block. Robinson has got to get the ball moving off the wicket in his first two deliveries, he has started off well here.
1.3 : Ollie Robinson to Usman Khawaja, On middle, this time Khawaja gets right behind the line of the delivery and keeps it out.
1.4 : Ollie Robinson to Usman Khawaja, Australia and Usman Khawaja are underway! Full and on middle, Khawaja clips it through square leg and takes two. Robinson went a little too full there and it was easy pickings for a man who scored two tons in the last game.
1.5 : Ollie Robinson to Usman Khawaja, Now drags his length back and bowls it on middle, no movement this time, Khawaja stays back and plays it back to the bowler.
1.6 : Ollie Robinson to Usman Khawaja, Two from Robinson's first then! Length and just outside off, Khawaja shoulders arms to this one.
2.1 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Just outside off, Warner covers his off pole and leaves it alone.
2.2 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Loose! Short and wide outside off, Warner slashes well away from his body, gets beaten. Too early probably to play that shot.
2.3 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Close! Not sure why Broad was appealing there! Length and on off, this one skids through. Warner is a touch late in getting his bat down. It hits the underedge and bounces just in front of the stumps and then goes over it.
2.4 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Testing stuff from Broad here! Now goes for the yorker, looks to catch Warner by surprise. David gets his bat down and jams it out.
2.5 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Goes back to bowling it on a length and outside off, left alone.
2.6 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Another maiden for Broad! England have started well. Length and on off, Warner plays it to point.
3.1 : Ollie Robinson to Usman Khawaja, Very stylish but for no runs! Fuller and on middle, Khawaja flicks but to mid-wicket.
3.2 : Ollie Robinson to Usman Khawaja, Just outside off, angling away. Khawaja moves across and lets it be.
3.3 : Ollie Robinson to Usman Khawaja, Cramps the batter for room by bowling it on his body. Khawaja looks to flick but misses to get hit on the body.
3.4 : Ollie Robinson to Usman Khawaja, Another one outside off, Khawaja does not fiddle with it.
3.5 : Ollie Robinson to Usman Khawaja, Good nut! Need to start it a little straighter, this lands just outside off, it pitches and moves away. Khawaja is beaten as he tires to defend. There was quite some distance between the edge and the ball.
3.6 : Ollie Robinson to Usman Khawaja, Better! A near perfect delivery. It lands on off and then moves away. Squares Khawaja up as he tries to block. It whizzes past the outside edge.
4.1 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, On middle, slightly fuller, this is flicked but to mid-wicket.
4.2 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Down the leg side this time, Warner looks to work it on the leg side but misses.
4.3 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, Yet again on the fuller side, no movement in the air, Warner plays it to mid on.
4.4 : Stuart Broad to David Warner, A little too straight, Warner looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. Leg bye taken. Warner is yet to get off the mark.
4.5 : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, On middle, Khawaja stays back and blocks.
4.6 : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, BEAUTY! Gets this to move away nicely. Fuller, just behind a driving length. Khawaja is tempted into a drive. The ball though lands and then moves away. Beats the outside edge.
5.1 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, Outside off, moving away. Warner watches it go to the keeper. A lot of patience shown by the Aussie openers so far and rightly so. They need to get past this tough phase.
5.2 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, This lands just outside leg, holds its line. Warner stays back and tries to block but misses to get hit high on the pads.
5.3 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, Good length and on off, Warner plays it to covers.
5.4 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, Just outside off, Warner does not fiddle with it.
5.5 : Ollie Robinson to David Warner, On middle, Warner lunges and defends. The openers have done well so far. Worrying signs for England though that they have not got a wicket yet. The good thing is they have not gone for a lot of runs.
5.6 : Marnus Labuschagne walks in at number 3.
Ollie Robinson to David Warner, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Just as I write that, Ollie Robinson strikes! England do get an early breakthrough. Commentator's curse? Maybe. This is a lovely delivery. Perfect line and length. It is just ahead of a good length ball which means it draws the batter forward. Lands and moves away. It takes the outside edge of Warner's bat as he looks to defend and goes into the hands of Crawley at third slip. Ollie Robinson is delighted. Warner walks back for a duck. Wa
6.1 : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, Broad bowls this down the leg side. Usman Khawaja looks to clip it but it is way down the leg side.
6.2 : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, Broad gets his line right this time and lands this on a length, outside off. Usman Khawaja leaves it alone.
6.3 : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, This is fuller and Usman Khawaja goes for a drive. He gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes past gully for a couple.
6.4 : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, Another full delivery, this time on middle. Usman Khawaja drives this past mid on and gets another couple of runs. Broad is looking for some swing out there.
6.5 : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, A fuller delivery again but this time down the leg side. Usman Khawaja looks to flick it but misses.
6.6 : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, Broad pulls his length back a little this time. He lands it on a length, on off. Usman Khawaja is right behind it to block it.
7.1 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, That was close! A good leave in the end! Outside off, tails back in. Marnus Labuschagne covers his off pole and lets it be. It goes just past the off pole. Do not think he expected it to come back that much.
7.2 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, This is even better! Outstanding stuff. Ollie Robinson has his tail up here! Gets it to go the other way. Length and on off, this lands and moves away. Marnus Labuschagne comes forward to block but is beaten.
7.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Solid! This will make Labuschagne feel good! On a length and on middle, this is pushed to mid on.
7.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, EDGED AND PUT DOWN! Crawley puts down what was not his catch. A life for the number 1 Test batter in the world. Another lovely nut from Ollie Robinson. This is on a length and around off, it lands and then moves away. Labuschagne plays the original trajectory but the ball takes the outside edge. It goes between first slip and second who are standing a little too close. It is actually Root's catch as it seems to be going straight to him. Crawley dives to
7.5 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Is that an edge? No, it is bat hitting pad! On off, this lands and then shapes away again. Labuschagne looks to block. There is a noise as the ball passes the bat. Half an appeal but turned down.
7.6 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A leave to end a superb over by Ollie Robinson! Quality stuff from the pacer, should have had a wicket. Outside off, Marnus lets it be.
8.1 : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, Broad now goes fuller, gets this one to hold its line. Khawaja looks to drive but it goes off the outer half to point.
8.2 : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, This is relentless stuff from the two opening bowlers. Just attacking the stumps on almost every delivery, testing the batter continously. Length and on middle, this lands and then moves away. Khawaja hangs back and tries to put bat on ball. This time it straightens and hits high on the pad.
8.3 : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, Just outside off, Khawaja lets it be.
8.4 : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, Yet another delivery, just outside off, Khawaja shoulders arms to this one.
8.5 : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, That goes into the fence but dead ball signaled. On the pads, Khawaja leaves it alone. It hits the pad and goes down to the fine leg fence. Dead ball signaled as no shot was offered.
8.6w : Stuart Broad to Usman Khawaja, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Khawaja now goes and England have both the openers back in the hut very cheaply. Two centuries in the last game but falls for a single digit score here. Broad also has one now. Hard hands once again. This is on a length and around off, it lands and moves away. Khawaja pushes at it with hard hands, he plays it well ahead of his body. Not what you want to do in seaming conditions. It goes off the outside edge and it is taken by Root at firs
Steven Smith walks in at number 4.
9.14 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! First boundary and Marnus Labuschagne is off the mark! Too straight from Ollie Robinson, on the pads, this is flicked through mid-wicket and it races away to the fence. 
9.2 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, around off, it lands and jags back in sharply. Marnus Labuschagne leaves but this comes back in and hits him high on the pads. 
9.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Angles it on the pads, Marnus Labuschagne plays it late and tucks it through square leg for a single. 
9.4 : Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, Length and on off. Steven Smith comes right across and misses his flick. It takes the thigh guard and goes to square leg. 
9.5 : Travis Head is the next batter in.
Ollie Robinson to Steven Smith, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! What a start for England! Crawley takes the catch, he put one down before but holds onto this one. Smith walks back for a duck! This is slightly shorter than a length, around off. Again Steven Smith shuffles way across and tries to block it but this moves away a bit and takes the outside edge. It goes to Zak Crawley at second slip who takes a low catch. Perfect start for England. Yet another low score for Steven Smith.
9.6 : Ollie Robinson to Travis Head, Length and on the pads, this is flicked to square leg.
10.1 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders arms to it. 
10.2 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, This one angles in from outside off, fuller. Marnus Labuschagne lets it through. 
10.3 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, WIDE! A sharp bouncer from Broad, steep bounce as well. Marnus Labuschagne sits under it. Good carry for the keeper as well.
Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, BEATEN! Touch fuller, outside off, it straightens off the deck. Marnus Labuschagne defends inside the line of the ball and gets beaten. 
10.4 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne covers his stumps and leaves it alone. 
10.5 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Length and outside off. Left alone. 
10.64 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Good shot! This will release some pressure! A rare loosener from Broad. Pitches it up, on off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it through covers for a boundary. 
11.1 : Ollie Robinson to Travis Head, Length and on off. Head tucks it off the back foot through square leg for three runs. He is off the mark. 
11.2 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, BEATEN AGAIN! Lovely bowling from Ollie Robinson so far! Keeping it tight by serving it in the channel! This is on a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend but misses.
11.34 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Uppish but safe! Full again, around off. Marnus Labuschagne drives it uppishly and wide of the diving cover fielder for a boundary. 
11.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Good leave! This one comes back in, Short of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne covers his off stump and lets it through. 
11.5 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, On a length, on middle. Blocked out.
11.6 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, angling on the pads. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. Half-hearted appeal but this was going down. 
12.1 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Full ball, outside off, this is pushed on the off side. 
0.0 : Here is the first change of the morning. Mark Wood is into the attack now.
12.2 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Goes wide of the crease and slants it on a length, on middle. Head blocks it out.
12.3 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, On a length, around off. Head looks to cut but this is too close to the body. It goes off the under edge, past the off stump and to square leg. One.
12.4 : Mark Wood to Marnus Labuschagne, Outside off, on a length. Left alone by Marnus.
12.54 : Mark Wood to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Anything overpitched and Marnus Labuschagne is putting it away! Full and on middle. This is whipped through square leg for a boundary. 
12.6 : Mark Wood to Marnus Labuschagne, Length ball, way outside off. Easy leave for Labuschagne. 
13.1 : Ollie Robinson to Travis Head, Length ball, angling across outside off. Head shoulders arms to it. 
13.2 : Ollie Robinson to Travis Head, On the pads, this is tucked to square leg for a single.
13.3 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller, outside off. Left alone.
13.4 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, That whizzed past the leg stump! Length ball, angling down the leg side. Marnus Labuschagne steps across and looks to flick but misses.
13.5 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, Again down the leg side. Labuschagne misses his flick.
0.0 : Drinks! This has been a superb start for England. There is help from the surface for them and they have taken full advantage of it. Three wickets down in the first hour and England need to make this count now. Australia have Head and Marnus Labuschagne in the middle and will be hoping that they go to Lunch without further damage. Another riveting passage of Test cricket coming up.
13.6 : Ollie Robinson to Marnus Labuschagne, This one comes back in very late, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders arms to it.
14.1 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Full ball, outside off. Head drives it to mid off. The fielder there half-stops and a single is taken. 
14.2 : Mark Wood to Marnus Labuschagne, Full again, on off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend but gets an outside edge to gully. Got hurried up there. 
14.3 : Mark Wood to Marnus Labuschagne, Length and on the pads. Marnus Labuschagne shuffles and nudges it to square leg for a single. 
14.44 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, FOUR! Wonderful shot! Touch fuller, around off. Head leans and drives it through covers for a boundary. 
14.5 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Angles it on the pads. Head hops and wrists it to square leg for one.
14.64 : Mark Wood to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Width on offer! Good over for Australia, 11 coming off it! Short of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne gets on his toes and slaps it through point for a boundary. 
Chris Woakes is into the attack.
15.14 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, FOUR! Woakes is greeted with a boundary! A fulller delivery outside off. Head leans forward and drives it through cover-point for a boundary.
15.2 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, In the air...but safe! Woakes pulls his length back this time and bowls this around off. Head looks to pull but completely miscues it. The ball goes high in the air and falls in a vacant area towards mid off. A single taken.
15.3 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A good-length delivery outside off. Marnus Labuschagne leaves it alone.
15.4 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, This time an edge but soft hand there from Marnus Labuschagne. A good-length delivery around off. Marnus Labuschagne presses forward to defend but gets a thick edge and just short of the third slip fielder.
15.54 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Runs are flowing now! A fuller delivery on middle. Marnus Labuschagne leans forward and flicks it through mid-wicket for another boundary. 50 up for Australia now.
15.6 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A good-length delivery outside off. Marnus Labuschagne covers his off pole and leaves it.
16.1 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, A length ball, outside off. Head lets it go comfortably.
16.2 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Nice timing again by Head! Back of a length, outside off. Head rides the bounce and punches it through covers. Pope runs behind it and saves a run for his team. Three runs taken.
16.34 : Mark Wood to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Short ball and punished by Marnus Labuschagne! Wood bowls this short on off. Marnus Labuschagne pulls this uppishly towards deep square leg and gets another boundary.
16.4 : Mark Wood to Marnus Labuschagne, Another nice shot but Ben Stokes saves a boundary with a slide near the fence! A fuller delivery on middle. Marnus Labuschagne drives it past mid on and the ball almost races away for a boundary before Stokes cuts it off. Three runs taken.
16.5 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, A length ball, on off. Head pushes it to covers with soft hands and gets a single.
16.64 : Mark Wood to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! Another cracking shot! Wood has been poor to say the least today! Back of a length, outside off. Marnus Labuschagne stands tall and punches it through covers for a boundary. Superb batting.
17.1 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Woakes bowls this on a length, outside off. Head looks to cut it but the ball seams away and beats the outside edge of his blade.
17.2 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Shorter length on middle this time. Head pulls it to deep mid-wicket and the batters run three again. This is poor bowling and great running by the batters.
17.3 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Back of a length and down the leg side this time. Marnus Labuschagne looks to clip it but misses.
17.4 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, On a length, on off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it off solidy this time.
17.5 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, This is better from Chris Woakes! A good-length delivery around off. Marnus Labuschagne looks to defend but the ball seams away and hits him on the back leg.
17.6 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, A length ball, on off. Marnus Labuschagne blocks it back to the bowler. Chris Woakes stops it and is looking visibly frustrated.
18.1 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Broad drifts it on the leg stump. Head works it through mid-wicket for a couple.
0.0 : Wood is leaking runs so England go back to the experience Stuart Broad.
18.2 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, A length delivery outside off. Head lets it go this time.
18.3 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, A bit fuller delivery on off. Head is back on the delivery he should have been forward and ends up getting an inside edge onto his pads. The batters run a quick single as the ball rolls towards the on side. Good running.
18.4 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A good-length delivery around off. Marnus Labuschagne covers his off pole and lets it go.
18.5 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A length delivery outside off and nipping in sharply. Marnus Labuschagne shoulders his arms again.
18.6 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Another length delivery outside off and another leave from Marnus Labuschagne. Broad bowls this on a length and tad wider outside off. Marnus Labuschagne is happy to let it go.
19.1 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, On the fuller side and on off, Head strokes it back to the bowler. The swing and movement seems to have gone now.
19.2 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Does get this one to shape back in a touch from outside off, not enough though to make the batter play.
19.3 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Fuller this time and on off, Head goes hard at it, mistimes it towards mid off for one.
19.44 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, FOUR! What a shot by Marnus Labuschagne! A shot of authority and a player who is high on confidence right now. He walks right across and then whips this delivery on off over mid-wicket for a boundary. Absolutely no respect shown for Woakes there. Marnus Labuschagne into the 40s now.
19.5 : Chris Woakes to Marnus Labuschagne, Fuller and on middle, Marnus Labuschagne works it through square leg for one.
19.6 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Just outside off, Head covers his off pole and lets it go.
20.1 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, And again, walks right across, this time the length is shorter and hence, he works it all along the ground through mid-wicket for two. Marnus Labuschagne is in the mood here.
20.2 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Broad did not like that at all! Marnus Labuschagne comes down the track, he looks to hit it through the off side but gets an underedge back to the bowler. Broad has a shy at the keeper's end but hits ML by mistake. It was more of a message from Broad that stay back.
20.3 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Solid now! This time Marnus Labuschagne holds his ground and plays this length ball to point.
20.4 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Outside off, on a length, left alone.
20.5 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, Well played! Good length and on off, Labuschagne stays back and blocks.
20.6 : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, A really good over from Broad! Bowled with a lot of fire. The last ball though is a harmless one, outside off, easy leave.
There seems to be a problem with the seam of the ball. The box full of balls comes out and England have been given a different cherry now.
21.1 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Good length and on off, defended.
21.2 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Outside off, left alone.
21.34 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, FOUR! That squirts off the outer half! Fuller and on off, shapes away late. Head looks to drive, this goes off the outside edge past point and into the boundary.
21.4 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Good length again and on off, Head plays it late and on the off side.
21.5 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Yet again attacks the stumps and on off, Head blocks.
21.6 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Slightly shorter and on off, Head looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
22.1w : Stuart Broad to Marnus Labuschagne, OUT! TIMBER! What just happened there! That looked ugly! Marnus Labuschagne has been cleaned up around his legs but that dismissal just seemed ugly. Just like always, he shuffles across, gets over to the off pole. Broad goes full and straight on middle, Marnus Labuschagne gets into a tangle as he tries to clip it on the leg side. In the end, loses his balance, falls onto the ground. Misses the ball by a long way and the ball shatters the stumps behind. B
0.0 : Cameron Green walks in at number 6.
22.2 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Full ball, outside off, Green pushes it to covers.
22.3 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Length ball, outside off. Green leaves this wayward delivery.
22.4 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Length again, outside off. Green shoulders arms to it.
22.3 : Five slips in place now.
22.5 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Full ball, almost a yorker, on off. Green gets his bat down in time and blocks it.
22.6 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Green is off the mark! A length ball, on the pads, this is flicked to square leg for a single. Excellent over for England, they are on back on top at the verge of Dinner.
23.1 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, On middle, on a length. Blocked on the leg side.
23.2 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, Touch fuller, straight on middle. Green defends it off the front foot.
23.3 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, Angles a length ball, on middle, tucked away to square leg for one more.
23.4 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Length ball, angling outside off, late swing there as well. Head leaves it alone. 
23.5 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, On middle. Blocked out. 
23.6 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Another solid block from Travis Head. This was on a length and on off. That will be Dinner on Day 1.
An excellent session for England, especially after the wicket of Labuschagne, they will be mighty pleased with how things went about in this session after electing to bowl. They started with a bang, they got three in no time. Could have easily had 4 had they not dropped Labuschagne. Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne then began a counter-attack. The two added 71 in no time and it seemed like all the good work from the English at the start will fade away courtesy the two. Broad though got rid o
23.0 : England will love more of the same. They would want to keep picking wickets and now will also try to make run scoring difficult. Australia on the other hand, need a partnership. Head has got his eye in and Green is due. They need the two to bat for long. Can they do so? We will find out. Join us for the second session at 12:40 pm IST (7:10 am GMT). 
... Day 1, Session 2 ...
We are back for the second session. Travis Head and Cameron Green to resume their innings. Mark Wood to initiate this session. Let's play ...
24.1 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Wood starts with a good-length delivery outside off. Green leaves it alone comfortably. He would like to get little closer to the stumps.
24.2 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, A length ball, on off. Green drives it to cover-point and gets a single. First run after Dinner.
24.3 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Ouch! This hits Head on his helmet! A nasty pacy short ball on middle. Head is surprised by the bounce and pace and takes his eyes off the ball. He gets hit on the helmet but not much damage done.
24.4 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Back of a length, on off. Head hops and blocks it onto the turf.
24.5 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Another slightly shorter length delivery on off. Head defends this off the back foot.
24.6 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Wood goes a tad fuller this time on middle. Head drives it past mid on and gets a couple. Good start from Wood to this second session.
Who will bowl now? It is Ollie Robinson.
25.1 : Ollie Robinson to Cameron Green, A gentle loosener from Ollie Robinson. He lands it on a length, outside off. Green leaves it alone.
25.24 : Ollie Robinson to Cameron Green, FOUR! Good shot! slightly fuller on off. Green plants his front foot forward and drives it left of mid off for a boundary. Nice timing there.
25.3 : Ollie Robinson to Cameron Green,  Pulls his length back a little on middle. Green works it to backward square leg for a single.
25.44 : Ollie Robinson to Travis Head, FOUR! Head is in no mood to play cautiously here! A fuller delivery on leg. Another medium pace delivery. Head whips this off his legs towards deep square leg for a boundary.
25.5 : Ollie Robinson to Travis Head, A length ball, on off. Head blocks it out this time towards the off side.
25.6 : Ollie Robinson to Travis Head, A good-length delivery outside off. Head leaves it alone.
26.1 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Wood is bowling with good steam here. He lands it on a length, outside off. Gree leaves it alone as he covers his off pole.
26.2 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Slightly fuller outside off by Wood. Green plants his front foot forward and then decides to let it go.
26.3 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Play and a miss this time! A shorter length delivery outside off. Wood gets some extra bounce and Green misses his cut shot.
26.4 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Angled into middle and leg this time. Green works it to mid-wicket for a single.
26.5 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, A slightly fuller delivery outside off. Head plays it from his crease towards covers and gets a single. He did well to get a bat on it.
26.6 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, 100 up for Australia! A length ball, on off. Green gets across and works it to mid-wicket for another single.
Chris Woakes is back into the attack.
27.1 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, Woakes starts with bowling in that channel around off. Green lets it go.
27.2 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, Woakes hits the length hard this time on off. Green is solid in his defence.
27.3 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, He goes fuller now. Green drives this off the front foot to covers. This is a better length from Woakes.
27.4 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, Pulls his length back a little and bowls this around off. Green leaves it alone.
27.5 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, Runs for Australia. A length ball, around off. Green plays it late and opens the face of his blade. He gets it through backward point for a couple.
27.6 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, Woakes goes fuller on off. Green drives it firmly back to the bowler.
28.1 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Another shorter length delivery angled into the body of Travis Head. He plays it awkwardly towards the on side for a single. This is a better length against Head.
28.2 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Wood goes short again on off. Green is upto the task and ducks under it.
28.3 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Back of a length on off at 142 clicks. Green rides the bounce and defends it towards the off side.
28.4 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Good running there. Back of a length, on off. Green pushes it off the back foot to covers and takes a quick single.
28.5 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Wood goes fuller and Head drives it past mid off. Stokes runs behind it and cuts it off before the batters run three.
28.64 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, FOUR! Good bowling but is played well by Green! Back of a length, around off. Green stays back and pushes at it with soft hands. The ball catches the outside edge of his blade a little and runs through the gully region for a boundary.
29.1 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Back of a length, outside off. Head looks to cut it but misses. He is not shying away from playing his shots.
29.24 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, FOUR! Another superb shot from Head! Back of a length, around off. Head rides the bounce and punches it through point for a boundary. He is in great touch out here.
29.3 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Good comeback! The last one was bowled a touch wide. This time he lands it on off and gets it to shape away. Head is beaten as he tries to block.
29.4 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, On the fuller side and on middle, Head strokes it back to the bowler.
29.5 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, A little too straight, comes back in. Head looks to flick but misses to get hit above the knee roll.
29.6 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, This one takes off! On a length and on off, extra bounce. Head does well to play it by taking a hand off the handle. A good over by Woakes, except for that boundary ball, he was on the money.
30.1 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Angled into the pads, Green works it through mid-wicket for one.
30.2 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, On the pads, Head flicks it down to fine leg and gets to the other end.
30.3 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Angled into the pads, Green works it through square leg for one.
30.4 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Back of a length and on off, Head hops and guides it to point.
30.5 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Looks to bowl a yorker but ends up bowling a low full toss, it is pushed to mid off for one.
30.4 : Some issue with the landing area. Sawdust has been spread...
30.6 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, A dot to end! Fuller and on middle, this is worked to mid on.
31.14 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, FOUR! Fifty for Head! Back in the side and back amongst the runs. Another important knock. Came out in tough conditions, his side was in trouble, weathered the storm early and is now cashing in. A big score is on the offer here. He gets a gift to get to the milestone. On the pads, this is worked down to the fine leg fence.
31.2 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Back of a length and on off, Head pushes it to covers.
31.34 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, FOUR! Hammered! That is put away with disdain! Fuller and on off, Head throws the kitchen sink at it, he smashes it wide of mid off and into the fence.
31.4 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Wood changes the angle, goes around the wicket and bowls it full and on off, this is driven to covers.
31.5 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, On the off pole, drags his length back too. Kept out.
31.6 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Well fielded! Shorter in length and outside off, Head cuts, it goes towards point. The fielder there dives to his right and stops it well.
Joe Root is into the attack now.
32.1 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, A fuller delivery on off. Green drives it to covers and gets a single.
32.2 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Ohh..alomost drags it on! A fuller deliver on off. Head looks to drive but gets the inside edge onto his pads and ball rolls just away from the stumps.
32.3 : Joe Root to Travis Head,A fuller delivery on off. Head drives it to long off for a single.
32.4 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Slower in the air on off. Green defends this off the front foot.
32.5 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Easy single there. A fuller delivery on off. Green pushes it to long on and gets a single.
32.6 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Darted on middle and leg. Head works it to deep mid-wicket for a single. He uses his wrists to a good effect.
33.1 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Full delivery around leg. Head flicks it to deep square leg for a single. An easy single given again. Poor cricket from England.
33.2 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, A length ball, on off. Green is solid in his front foot defence.
33.3 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, Overpitched on off. Green works it through mid-wicket with his wrists. The fielder there runs behind it and saves a run for his team with a dive near the fence. Three runs taken.
33.4 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, A length ball, on off. Head defends it off the outer half of his blade to point. He gets a single.
33.5 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, A length ball, on off with perfect seam position. Green is solid in his defence again.
33.6 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, Another length delivery on off. Green defends it comfortably yet again. Woakes is not getting much movement out there.
34.1 : Joe Root to Travis Head, On off, this is pushed down to long off for one.
34.2 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Flatter and on off, Green looks to drop and on the off side but Head sends him back.
34.3 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Fuller and on the pads, this is worked through mid-wicket for one.
34.4 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Fuller and on middle, Head works it to mid on.
34.5 : Joe Root to Travis Head, On off, blocked.
34.6 : Joe Root to Travis Head, This is quicker and on middle, skids through. Head gets his bat down in time and pushes it to covers.
Stuart Broad (9.0-4-15-2) is back into the attack.
35.1 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Fuller and on off, Green strokes it wide of mid off for one.
35.2 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, On off, Head gets right behind the line and keeps it out.
35.3 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Length again and on off, this one jags back in. It is pushed to mid off.
35.4 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Another back of a length ball, Head stays back and defends.
35.5 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Keeps it behind a length and on off, Head pushes it to mid off.
35.6 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, On off, Head plays it late and on the off side, he wants a run but is sent back.
36.1 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, On off, Green defends.
36.2 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, On off, this is pushed through covers for one.
36.3 : Joe Root to Travis Head, On the pads, Head looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
36.4 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, On middle, Green pushes it back to the bowler.
36.5 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, On off, kept out.
36.6 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Angled into the pads, Green works it through square leg. The man at deep mid-wicket, runs to his right, dives and keeps it down to three.
37.1 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, On middle, Green works it through mid-wicket for one.
37.2 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Goes fuller and around off, Head pushes it wide of mid off for one more. The two look at ease for now. Runs are also ciming quite easily.
37.3 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, And another single! On the pads, Green nudges it on the leg side. There is no pressure from England at the moment. They are unable to build any kind of pressure we should say.
37.44 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, FOUR! Not sure if the wicket has eased off or the batting is just too good at the moment! This is a back of a length delivery on off, Head goes back and pushes it through covers. This one races away to the fence.
37.5 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Timed well again but finds mid off. Fuller and on off, it is hit right off the middle but to the fielder at mid off.
37.6 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Another productive over for Australia! The last ball is played late and towards point for one.
38.1 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Flatter and on middle, Head pushes it back to the bowler.
38.2 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Slightly shorter in length, Head pushes it to covers.
38.3 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Runs continue to come! Head comes down the track and also makes room. He hits it through covers for two.
38.4 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Angled into the pads, Head works it through mid-wicket for one.
38.5 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Two more! Slightly fuller and on off, Green pushes it through covers for two.
0.0 : Drinks! Australia are just marching along quite nicely here in the second session. English bowlers have bowled well in patches but both these batters Green and Head have looked quite comfortable out there in the middle. Ollie Robinson doesn't look 100 percent fit and that has hurt England here. England need a wicket quickly, otherwise the game can drift away from them quite easily if these two get going.
38.6 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Fires it on off, Green stays back and defends.
Mark Wood is back into the attack.
39.14 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, FOUR! Edge but boundary for Head! Back of a length, around off. Head is cramped for room but still goes for a back foot punch. He gets a thick outside edge and ball flies through the vacant slip corridor for a boundary. Just one slip in place.
39.2 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Back of a length and down the leg side this time. Head looks to clip it but misses.
39.3 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Back of a length again, around off. Head pushes it to third man for a single.
39.4 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Back of a length, outside off. Green plays away from his body and gets a thick outside edge. Te ball goes through backward point region and the batters run three before the fielder cuts it off.
39.5 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Back of a length, on middle. Head works it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
39.6 : Mark Wood to Travis Head, Head picks the length quickly again. This is back of a length, on off. Head rides the bounce and punches it through covers for a couple.
Stuart Broad is back into the attack.
40.1 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Broad starts with a full delivery outside off. Green is nicely forward to that one and drives it to covers. The fielder there stops it.
40.2 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, On a length, on middle. Green works it to backward square leg for a single.
40.34 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, FOUR! What a shot! He is looking in supreme touch here! Back of a length, around off. Head stays back and cuts it through point for a boundary, He is poicking the length so quickly that nothing is working against him.
40.4 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Slightly fuller on off. Head drives it wide of mid off for a single.
40.54 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, FOUR! Glorious shot! An overpitched delivery on off. Green plants his front foot forward and drives it through covers for a boundary.
40.6 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Back of a length, on off. Green defends it off the back foot solidly.
41.1 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Fuller on middle. Head skips down the track and pushes it back to the bowler.
41.2 : Joe Root to Travis Head, THREE BYES! A flatter delivery down the leg side. Head looks to clip it away but misses. Sam Billings fails to collect it cleanly too and the batters run three byes towards long leg.
41.3 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, A fuller delivery on middle. Green works it to mid-wicket.
41.4 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, 100 runs partnership comes up! A fuller delivery that is turning back in. Green works it to square leg for a single. Superb partnership between these two.
41.5 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Pushed through quicker outside off. Head looks to cut it but misses.
41.6 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Slower in the air on middle. Head works it wide of mid on for a single.
42.1 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Length and angling on off. Blocked out.
42.24 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, FOUR! Timing! A full ball, outside off. Head caresses it through covers and it races away to the fence. Some glorious drives from Travis Head in this innings.
42.3 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Full and on off, driven nicely but straight to covers.
42.4 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, This one comes with the angle, on a length, outside off. Head looks to cut it but gets cramped for the room lately.
42.5 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Slower ball, on off, tucked away to mid-wicket.
42.4 : Stuart Broad seems to have some problem with the ball. The umpire says it is good to continue and Stuart Broad obliges.
42.6 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Length and on middle. Blocked out.
43.1 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Tossed up, turning in, on middle, flicked to square leg.
43.3 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Slightly short on off. Green gets on the back foot to defend it.
43.4 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, On middle, Green comes down the track to keep it out.
43.5 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Flatter and on leg. Green pushes it off the inner half to the leg side.
43.2 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Fuller and on middle. Blocked on the leg side.
43.6 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Shorter and on middle. Green blocks it off the back foot. Not much turn to offer for Joe Root.
44.1 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Length and on middle. Head stays back and blocks it out.
44.2 : Stuart Broad to Travis Head, Length and on off. Head punches it to sweeper cover for a single. He moves into the 90s.
44.3 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Length ball, way outside off. Green leaves it alone.
44.4 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, This is again outside off stump. Green covers his off stump and lets it through. 
44.5 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Much better! Fuller and on off, pushed to mid off. 
44.6 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, This is on a length, outside off, slower ball as well. Green is touch early as he looks to push, he hits it towards covers. 
45.1 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Tossed up, on off, this is pushed through covers for a single. 
45.2 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Quick single! This is good running! Full ball, on off. Green pushes it to mid off and calls for a quick single, Makes it to the other end on time. 
45.3 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Flatter and on off. Kept out.
45.4 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Darted on the pads, this is hit through square leg for a single. 
45.5 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, On middle, this is short. Green rocks back and blocks it out.
45.6 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Another short ball, on middle. Green defends this off the back foot. 
Chris Woakes (9.0-0-42-0) is back into the attack.
46.14 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, FOUR! Travis Head moves to 96! A length ball, angling on the pads. Head whips it aerially over square leg for a boundary. 
46.2 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, On a length, on off. Head hits it to deep point for one more.
46.3 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, Fuller ball, outside off. Green pushes it to covers.
46.4 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, BEATEN! Hint of away swing, on a length and outside off. Green has a poke at it but misses. 
46.5 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, Outside off, fuller delivery, Green pushes it to covers.
46.6 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, On a length, on middle. Green defends it off the front foot. 
47.1 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Flatter on middle and angling in from 'round the wicket. Head works it to mid-wicket for a single.
47.2 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Darted on the pads. Green works it to mid-wicket and another easy single taken.
47.3 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Root fires this on quicker on middle. Head pushes it to mid on.
47.4 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Angled into middle again. Head works it to mid-wicket for a single.
47.5 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Quicker and flatter on off. Green easily knocks it to long on for a single.
47.6 : Joe Root to Travis Head, Dot ball! He will have to wait for his century! A fuller delivery on off. Head drives it to the cover fielder.
48.1 : Chris Woakes to Cameron Green, Woakes bowls this fuller on off. Green drives it to mid off and gets a quick single. Here we go, Head on 99. Can he get a hundred off the next ball?
48.2 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, The wait continues! A fuller delivery on middle. Head calmly defends this back to the bowler.
48.3 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, Heart in the mouth moment! A leading edge but safe! A fuller delivery on middle. Head looks to work it away towards the on side but gets a leading edge towards mid on. Luckily for him it falls short.
48.4 : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, 100 for Travis Head! What a knock, a knock he will probably never forget! Absolutely stunning. Walked out when his team was 3 down for hardly anything and has single-handedly taken his side to safer shores on a wicket which can be considered as a really tough wicket to bat on. His second ton in this year's Ashes but this one is surely better than the last one. An innings full of class and some brilliant stroke making. He gets there in an edgy manner but he real
48.5w : Chris Woakes to Travis Head, OUT! TAKEN! Oh...Head departs on the very next ball after getting to the century! A fuller delivery on middle. Head looks to work it away but gets the leading edge again. This time the ball travels towards mid on and Ollie Robinson there takes a good catch. So Head departs and this dangerous partnership is finally broken. Can England capitalize on this breakthrough? They need a couple of quick wickets here. End of another brilliant knock by Head.
Alex Carey walks out to the middle.
48.6 : Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, A  length delivery on off. Carey blocks it out solidly.
49.1 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, A  flatter ball, on off. Green blocks it out.
49.2 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Slightly shorter outside off. Green goes deep in his crease and pushes it to backward point for a couple.
49.3 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Fifty for Green! A very calm and measured innings! Some really beautiful strokes so far in this knock. He was short of runs but Australia will hope this is the start of something. His third Test fifty. He has gone along things really nicely. A ton is on the offer here. He gets there by pushing it towards cover and getting to the other end.
49.4 : Joe Root to Alex Carey, Pushed quicker on off. Carey defends this off the front foot towards the off side.
49.5 : Joe Root to Alex Carey, Fuller delivery outside off. Carey drives it to sweeper cover for a single.
49.64 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, FOUR! Classy shot! Root serves this fuller outside off. Green leans forward and drives it crisply through covers for a boundary. Superb shot!
50.1 : Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, A length ball, on off. Carey blocks this solidly off the front foot.
50.2 : Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Fuller this time on middle. Carey works it towards mid-wicket.
50.3 : Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Pulls his length back and bowls this around off, Carey watches it till the end and lets it go.
50.4 : Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Back of a length, around off again. Carey decides to leave it alone.
50.5 : Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Woakes hit the length hard again and lands this on off. Carey defends this solidly off the front foot.
50.6 : Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Nice stroke but straight to the fielder. Slightly fuller on off. Carey leans forward and drives it straight to mid off.
51.1 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Slightly shorter and turning into middle and leg. Green works it to square leg.
51.2 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, A flatter delivery on middle. Green blocks it solidly.
51.3 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Another flatter delivery on off. Green stays deep in his crease and blocks it.
51.4 : Joe Root to Cameron Green, Drifts down the leg side this time Root. Green clips it fine towards long leg for three runs. Good running.
51.5 : Joe Root to Alex Carey, A  fuller delivery on middle. carely solidly blocks it.
51.6 : Joe Root to Alex Carey, Ohh...a scare for Carey on the last ball of the session! A flatter and quicker delivery angled into middle from 'round the wicket. Carey looks to push this towards the off side off the back foot. He gets an inside edge onto his pads and the ball rolls just away from stumps towards short fine leg. Australia are 215/5 at Tea on Day 1.
What a session for Australia and from being behind the game, they are now well and truly in control of it. The key for them was the rate they scored at, they have managed over 120 runs and lost just one wicket. Both Green and Head came out and tried to be positive from the word go and it came off. They scored freely and the two added a massive 121-run stand. Head was the mainstay, he also got his ton up but fell on the next ball. Green though has notched up his half ton and will be wishing to ge
51.0 : England on the other hand, have let the advantage slip they had after Dinner. Their bowlers were quite poor in this session to be honest. They lacked control, there were far too many boundary balls. Not only that, Root was a tad defensive with his tactics as he probably wasn't as attacking as he should have been. They need to comeback strongly though after the break or this day could belong to the hosts after being 12 for 3. An important session awaits. Stay tuned as the final session will resum
... Day 3, Session 3 ...
We are back for the final session. Cameron Green and Alex Carey stride out to continue their innings. Stuart Broad to start with the ball.
52.1 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Starts off with one from wide of the crease and angles it into middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
52.2 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Length and outside off now, left alone well.
52.3 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, First run of the session! Fuller and on middle, Green strokes it wide of mid on and gets to the other end.
52.4 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Solid! On a good length and on off, Carey keeps it out.
52.5 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Another one on a length and around off, Carey plays it right under his eyes.
52.6 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, On middle, Carey plays it back to the bowler.
Who will bowl from the other end? It is Mark Wood.
53.1 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Wood begins well! He has been expensive so far but needs to do well now. He lands it on a length and around off, defended.
53.2 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Yet again on middle, Green plays it back to the bowler.
53.34 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, FOUR! Errs in line and pays the price! This is full and on middle, Green walks across and clips it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
53.4 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Corrects his line and bowls it on a length and around off, defended.
53.54 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, FOUR! That was class personified! Wow! Beautiful! Shorter and on off, Green stands tall, gets on top of the bounce and pushes it past the cover region for a boundary. Second boundary in the over, Wood continues to leak runs.
53.6 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Just not been at his best! Now slips one down the leg side, Green misses the flick.
54.1 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, On middle, Carey plays it back to the bowler.
54.2 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, On the stumps, Carey leans forward and keeps it out.
54.3 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Two more! On the pads, this is clipped through square leg for two.
54.4 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Good length and on off, Carey defends.
54.5 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Length and outside off, Carey does not fiddle with it.
54.6 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Another length delivery to end, it is outside off, Carey shoulders arms to this one.
55.1 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, On middle, Green stays back and blocks.
55.2 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Cuts Green into half! Shorter and outside off, this lands and comes back in. Green looks to defend but it goes in between bat and body and to the keeper. It just about got to the keeper.
55.34 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, FOUR! Another lovely stroke! Classy! Shorter and on off, once again Green stands tall and gets on top of the bounce. He guides it through point for a boundary.
55.4 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, A short one and on the body, Green ducks under it.
55.5 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, A short one and on the body, Green evades it well.
55.6 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, A dot to end! On off, this is pushed to covers.
56.1 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, On a length, on off. Carey looks t play it late but gets an inside edge past the stumps and to the leg side. Single.
56.2 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Length ball, outside off. Green leaves it alone.
56.3 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, On a length, outside off. Green taps it to covers.
56.4 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Touch fuller, on middle. Green stays back and defends it to the leg side.
56.54 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, FOUR! Pierces through the gap! A full ball, outside off. Green drives it, beats the diving fielder and it races away to the fence. 
56.6 : Stuart Broad to Cameron Green, Full ball, on off, driven nicely but finds cover. 
57.1 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Serves a short ball, just outside off. Carey arcs back and sways away from the line. Good bumper. 
57.2 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Angles it from around the wicket on the pads, this is flicked to square leg for one.
57.3 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Lovely bowling! Targets the body with yet another bumper. Green stands tall and blocks it out. 
57.4 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, Short but slanting down the leg side. Green evades it.
57.5 : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, On a length, on middle. Green tucks it to short square leg. Aggressive bowling from Mark Wood.
57.6w : Mark Wood to Cameron Green, OUT! TAKEN! Wood gets the wicket, he was not giving any freebie in this over. He was bowling with fire and pace. Excellent execution also, changes and comes in around the wicket. serves a short ball, on middle. Cameron Green looks to pull but it takes the top edge towards deep mid-wicket where Zak Crawley takes a good catch. 
58.1 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, On a length, on the hips, tucked away to square leg for a single. 
58.2 : Stuart Broad to Mitchell Starc, On a length, on off. Blocked out by Starc.
58.3 : Stuart Broad to Mitchell Starc, Full and slanting outside off. Left alone.
58.4 : Stuart Broad to Mitchell Starc, Full ball, just outside off. Starc shoulders arms to it.
58.5 : Stuart Broad to Mitchell Starc, Outside off again, Left alone.
58.6 : Stuart Broad to Mitchell Starc, Slower ball but continues to serve it outside off. Easy leave for Starc.
59.14 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, FOUR! Good shot! A short ball, outside off. Carey hops and slashes it over point for a boundary. Good reflexes from the umpire as he sits under it quickly.
59.2 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Short ball, on middle. Carey ducks under it. Some sawdust spread to the bowler's landing area. 
59.3 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Another bouncer from Wood, Carey lets it through. 
UPDATE - 3:38 pm IST (10:08 am GMT) - There is a slight drizzle at the moment, the umpires did get together to have a chat but they are willing to continue. Just as we write that, they got together again and have decided to go off. The covers are called on. The crowd is not happy and so aren't the players. It is a very light drizzle. Let us hope it passes away quickly. Till then though you can catch all the action from the India game. The hosts need another 55 runs and have just lost Keegan Pete
UPDATE - 4 pm IST (10:30 am GMT) - Not quite sure why the covers are still on. It is not even raining now and neither it was that heavy to stop the play firstly, only the umpire has the umbrella open in the whole ground. Still waiting for any official comment. Stay tuned.
UPDATE - 4:15 pm IST (10:45 am GMT) - It has started raining now at Hobart. It looks like, this might be the end of the day's play as chances are looking bleak now. 
Well, the inevitable has happened! There was a slight chance in between as the rain stopped for a while but it came back and the umpires had enough of it. The day has been called off. We had just short of 60 overs of play on Day 1 but it was an exuberating day of cricket. In the end one has to say, it is the Australians who will be the happier of the two sides.
The start though wasn’t the best for the hosts. They were 3 for 12 after England elected to bowl. They though couldn’t capitalise on the advantage as Labuschagne who was dropped early and Head steadied the ship with a 70-run stand but the former fell just before Dinner. Head and Green continued. The two played aggressively and added over 120 with Head scoring another ton. He though was dismissed immediately after that. Green too did not last for long as he too perished after getting to his
59.0 : The first session of Day 2 is an important one. If Carey along with the all-rounders manage to get a few handy stands, England will fall behind in the game. On the other hand, if England manage to take wickets early, they are right back into the contest. Do join us, the action will begin at 9 am IST (3:30 am GMT). Do join us for the same. Till then, Cheers!
... Day 2, Session 1 ...
Hello and a warm welcome to Day 2 of the fifth and final Ashes Test match between Australia and England at the Bellerive Oval. Well, the first day was cut short due to rain but it was certainly filled with action as the hosts made a roaring comeback after losing their top three really early on and have got themselves in a really promising position. The visitors will be looking to start Day 2 just like they started Day 1.
Conditions were excellent for bowling on the first afternoon as there was ample cloud cover to aid the bowlers. The English bowlers did make the pink ball talk right from the get-go and Broad and Robinson reaped early rewards. It didn't last long though and the Aussies fought back hard and with Robinson not being fully fit, the English bowling was soon filled with cracks. After toiling for a long time, they did get wickets towards the end but won't be too pleased after getting such a good start
Right now, the Aussies are in a purple patch as no matter what happens, there's someone who steps up and puts on a commanding display. When Warner, Khawaja and Smith fell with just 12 runs on the board, the hosts were reeling but the ever-dependable Marnus stayed strong and Head just came in and played a gem of an innings. It felt like he was never out of action as he rocketed to another century. Green too, stepped up big time and along with Head, has put the hosts ahead in the game. As many as
We are set to begin! A bit of cloud cover but there's sunshine as well. The players stride out to the middle. Alex Carey and Mitchell Starc are the overnight batters and Mark Wood to complete his unfinished over. Let's play...
59.4 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Wood starts with a yorker, around the off pole. Carey gets his bat down in time to dig it out.
59.5 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Top delivery! Wood serves a good-length delivery, around off and curling away late. Carey stays back to block but the ball zips past his outside edge. Wood appeals for a caught behind but the umpire says no. English skipper, Joe Root has a word with his mates regarding review but they decide to go against it. 
59.6 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, On a length, around off. Carey blocks it out solidly. Good start from Wood!
It's going to be Stuart Broad (18-4-48-2) to steam in from the opposite end.
60.1 : Stuart Broad to Mitchell Starc, Broad starts with a wayward ball, down leg. Starc misses his flick and the ball goes through to the keeper.
60.2 : Stuart Broad to Mitchell Starc, Length ball, around off. Starc pushes it towards mid off and scampers through to the other end. The fielder at mid off scores a direct hit at the bowler's end but Starc was well home. First runs on Day 2 for the Aussies.
60.3 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, On a length, around off. Alex Carey keeps it out watchfully.
60.4 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, A bit fuller in length, just outside off. Carey gets forward and drives it towards mid off.
60.5 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, On a length, just outside off and angling across the batter. Carey prods but shoulders his arms to this one.
60.6 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Fuller-length ball, around off. Carey presses forward and pushes it to mid off.
61.1 : Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc, Wood comes over the wicket this time to Starc and serves a full ball, around leg. Starc clips it off his pads towards the on side and gives the strike back to Carey.
61.2 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Banged into the deck, around middle. Alex Carey ducks underneath.
61.3 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Back of a length, outside off. Alex Carey keeps his bat inside the line of the ball and lets it through to the keeper.
61.4 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Good-length ball, drifting onto the pad. Alex Carey glances it towards fine leg and collects a run.
61.5 : Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc, Short of a length, around off. Mitchell Starc gets on top of the ball and blocks it with soft hands towards backward point.
61.6 : Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc, Another ball, around the rib-cage. Starc stays back and tucks it towards mid-wicket. Just 2 runs off the over!
62.1 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Length ball, around leg. Alex Carey flicks it towards square leg and takes off for a quick run.
62.2 : Stuart Broad to Mitchell Starc, Good-length ball, just outside off and shaping away late. Mitchell Starc leaves it alone.
62.3 : Stuart Broad to Mitchell Starc, A bit fuller this time, well outside off. Mitchell Starc lets it through to the keeper.
62.4 : Stuart Broad to Mitchell Starc, Broad comes 'round the wicket now and hurls a fuller-length delivery, around off. Starc prods and pushes it towards mid off.
62.5 : Stuart Broad to Mitchell Starc, Length ball, jagging back in from outside off. Mitchell Starc presses forward and eases it back past the bowler towards mid on. Broad dives to stop the ball but the ball goes past him.
62.6 : Stuart Broad to Mitchell Starc, Fuller in length, outside off. Mitchell Starc lunges forward and pushes it wide of mid off to collect a single.
63.1 : Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc, Short of a length, around middle. Starc hangs back and blocks it out with ease.
63.2 : The skipper, Pat Cummins is in at number 9.
Mark Wood to Mitchell Starc, OUT! CAUGHT! Mark Wood strikes for England early on Day 2 and sends back Starc! Wood hurls a bumper, around middle. Starc looks to pull but the ball hurries onto him and it goes off the top edge, high in the air, just over the square leg fielder. Rory Burns at square leg, backtracks and takes a good catch. Big wicket this for England as Starc could be very dangerous at this stage of the innings.
63.3 : Mark Wood to Pat Cummins, Banged into the deck, around middle. Pat Cummins ducks underneath watchfully.
63.4 : Mark Wood to Pat Cummins, Good-length delivery, around off. Pat Cummins blocks it out.
63.5 : Mark Wood to Pat Cummins, Another short ball, but this time it is way down leg. Pat Cummins offers no shot to this one.
63.6 : Mark Wood to Pat Cummins, Wood comes 'round the wicket and hurls a bumper, around middle. Cummins looks to leave it but the ball goes on with the angle and hits him on his chest guard.
64.1 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Good-length ball, around off. Alex Carey defends it off the front foot.
64.2 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Another good-length ball, on off. Carey is solid in his front foot defense.
64.3 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Broad bowls a bouncer, around middle. Carey hangs back and pulls it along the ground towards deep square leg and gives the strike back to his skipper.
64.4 : Stuart Broad to Pat Cummins, On a length, outside off. Pat Cummins leaves it alone.
64.5 : Stuart Broad to Pat Cummins, Leg bye! Length ball, nipping back in from off. Cummins misses his flick and gets hit on his pad. The ball rolls to the leg side and the batters sneak in a leg bye.
64.6 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Short-of-a-length delivery, around middle. Carey stays back and punches it towards mid on.
65.1 : Mark Wood to Pat Cummins, Wood bangs it in from 'round the wicket. Around middle but Cummins hops back to block it.
65.2 : Mark Wood to Pat Cummins, Short again, on the body. Cummins awkwardly taps it past square leg for one. He was probably looking to duck at it at first but decided to play it in the end.
65.3 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Wood persisting with the short stuff. Carey backs away this time so Wood follows him with a short one. Carey looks to cut it away but is beaten.
65.4 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Back of a length, angling down the leg side. Carey leaves it alone.
65.5 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Good bowling. Bumper, outside off. Carey looks to block but the ball balloons up and goes towards fine leg for one. That single brings up 250 for the Aussies. A good effort by them after losing 3 early wickets on this deck.
65.6 : Mark Wood to Pat Cummins, Cummins ducks under this one and lets the keeper collect it.
66.1 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Nice and full, on off. Worked to mid-wicket.
66.2 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Nearly a drag on! Full and wide outside off. Carey goes at it with his hands but gets the inside edge. Luckily, the ball hits his pads and rolls away.
66.3 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Short, on off. Carey pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
66.4 : Stuart Broad to Pat Cummins, On a length, around off. Cummins taps it towards cover.
66.5 : Stuart Broad to Pat Cummins, Takes him this time. Short and down the leg side. Cummins pulls it to fine leg for one.
66.6 : Stuart Broad to Alex Carey, Over the wicket and Broad lands this on a length, around off. Carey looks to punch it away but gets it off the inner half back to the bowler.
67.1w : Mark Wood to Pat Cummins, OUT! TAKEN! The trap has worked and Wood has been rewarded with a wicket here! “Put the cheese in the trap, in goes the mouse, off goes his head” the late great Bob Willis once said on air and this is exactly what happened. The ploy was simple. Have people back for the hook shot and have the relentless Mark Wood give the batters chin music. This is a short one, on middle. Cummins goes for the hook and hits it straight to deep square leg. Zak Crawley takes hi
0.0 : Nathan Lyon walks out to bat now.
67.2 : Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon, Back of a length, on off. Lyon pulls it away past mid-wicket for one.
67.3 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, A bumper, on off. Carey ducks under it.
67.4 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Well played. Back of a length, around off. Carey sways away from the line of the ball and runs it to third man for one.
67.56 : Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon, SIX! The ploy almost works again! Almost being the key word as Lyon gets a maximum here! A bumper, on the body. The off-spinner pulls it in the air. There are two men in the deep. The fielders from deep square leg and deep mid-wicket converge but neither of them makes a full-hearted effort to get to the ball. Woakes from deep mid-wicket almost gets there but the ball sails over the fence.
67.6 : Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon, This goes way over Lyon's head as Wood digs it short.
68.1 : Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Nice and full, on the pads. Worked towards deep mid-wicket. Broad runs in from the deep but fumbles while trying to pick the ball up. Two taken.
68.2 : Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Clipped off the pads to deep square leg. This time Broad does the work neatly and gets a mild applause from the crowd.
68.3 : Chris Woakes to Nathan Lyon, On a length, on off. Lyon blocks it from the crease.
68.4 : Chris Woakes to Nathan Lyon, Nice and full, on middle. Lyon offers the full face of the bat and pushes it to mid on.
68.5 : Chris Woakes to Nathan Lyon, Length delivery, around off. Lyon gets a bit forward to block it.
68.6 : Chris Woakes to Nathan Lyon, Good-length delivery, on off. Lyon pushes it to mid off.
0.0 : Chris Woakes (12-1-50-1) comes on to bowl for the first time on Day 2.
69.1 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Carey hops up and taps it to point.
69.2 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Bumper way down the leg side. Carey lets it go.
69.34 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, FOUR! Just wide! Carey decides to take it on this time! Short and just down the leg side. Carey goes for the pull but gets some glove on it. Billings throws himself to his right but cannot get there. Boundary.
69.4 : Mark Wood to Alex Carey, Length, on off. Swiped away to deep square leg by Carey for one.
69.56 : Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon, SIX! HO HO! Ricky Ponting would be proud of that shot! Lyon has hit that so very well. A bumper on the body and Lyon hooks it way over the square leg fence. The fielders in the deep are mere spectators.
69.66 : Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon, SIX! Jeez! The GOAT has done it again! Short of a length, around off this time. Lyon pulls it way over the mid-wicket fence this time. He gives some catching practice to a few boys on the grass banks, but they drop it! 19 off 9 is Lyon.
70.1 : Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, On a length, on off. Blocked out.
70.2 : Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, Full, on off. Pushed to mid off by Carey.
70.3w : Chris Woakes to Alex Carey, OUT! BOWLED! Carey departs now! Well bowled by Woakes though. He bowls it on a length, right on the off pole. Carey leaves a bit of the gap between his bat and pads while looking to block it and that proves to be his undoing. The ball takes the inside edge and goes back onto hit the stumps. 
Scott Boland is the last man in for Australia.
70.4 : Chris Woakes to Scott Boland, On a length, on off. Blocked out.
70.5 : Chris Woakes to Scott Boland, Short of a length, on middle. Boland blocks it from the crease.
70.6 : Chris Woakes to Scott Boland, Full and outside off. Boland looks to drive but gets the outer half of the bat towards point.
71.1 : Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon, Full, on off. Pushed to mid off.
71.2 : Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon, Very full again, on off. Lyon pushes it to mid off.
71.3 : Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon, Length ball, on off. Lyon gets forward to block it.
71.4 : Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon, Broad fires a yorker, just outside off. Lyon fails to block it. Lyon asks Broad how did that miss the stumps?
71.5 : Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon, Full, on off. Pushed to mid off.
71.6 : Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon, A low full toss, on the pads. Lyon helps it to fine leg for a couple.
72.1 : Chris Woakes to Scott Boland, Length, on off. Blocked out.
72.2 : Chris Woakes to Scott Boland, Too high this time with a bumper as Boland ducks under it. Wide called.
Chris Woakes to Scott Boland, Beaten! On a length, just outside off. Boland sticks his bat out but it goes past the outside edge.
72.34 : Chris Woakes to Scott Boland, FOUR! Edged away! Length, around off. Boland gets the outside edge while looking to block. It runs past the diving third slip fielder for a boundary.
72.4 : Chris Woakes to Scott Boland, Well bowled and well played. Woakes slips a full one, on middle and Boland blocks it out.
72.54 : Chris Woakes to Scott Boland, FOUR! Oh, that is a top shot! Full, on the pads. Boland flicks it past mid-wicket for a boundary.
72.6 : Chris Woakes to Scott Boland, Fuller and outside off. Boland gets the outside edge through the slip cordon for a couple this time.
Drinks! The ball has already been changed once and looks like this one has gone soft as well. As the umpires choose a replacement, the players take drinks. By the looks of it, it has been England's morning so far but not quite. They need just one more wicket to wrap proceedings but have conceded over 50 runs and the closer and closer Australia gets to 300, the visitors will find it that much more difficult.
73.1 : Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon, Length, around off. Lyon gets the outside edge but it drops short of gully.
73.2 : Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon, Fuller, on the pads. Flicked to the leg side.
73.3 : Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon, On a length, on the pads. Lyon works it past square leg for one.
73.4 : Stuart Broad to Scott Boland, Length, on off. Blocked out.
73.5 : Stuart Broad to Scott Boland, A dot ball as Boland is solid in his defence.
73.6 : Stuart Broad to Scott Boland, Fuller and a bit wider outside off. Boland leaves it.
74.1 : Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon, On a length, on off. Lyon pushes it towards cover.
0.0 : Mark Wood (17-1-108-3) is back on.
74.2 : Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon, Short this time, outside off. Lyon misses the pull.
74.34 : Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon, FOUR! Oh, that is flayed away! Shorter and wider outside off. Lyon rocks back and cuts it past backward point for a boundary.
74.4 : Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon, DROPPED! A great effort by Billings though! Back of a length, on off. Lyon goes for the slog but gets the top edge this time. The ball goes high in the air towards square leg. Billings gives it a chase and almost gets there too. He puts in a dive but it goes just past his fingertips. That brings up 300 for Australia.
74.5 : Mark Wood to Nathan Lyon, Full, on off. Lyon works it wide of mid on for one.
74.6 : Mark Wood to Scott Boland, Length ball, on off. Blocked out.
75.1 : Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon, Broad looks for the inswinging yorker, on off. Lyon digs it out.
75.2 : Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon, A length ball, around middle. Lyon hangs deep and flicks it through square leg, albeit a bit awkwardly and picks up another couple of runs.
75.3 : Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon, Just about keeps it out does Nathan Lyon. Fullish ball, tailing into middle and leg. Lyon does well to get a bat on it.
75.4w : Stuart Broad to Nathan Lyon, OUT! Cleaned up! Stuart Broad knocks over Nathan Lyon and the Aussies are finally bundled out. Broad bowls a length ball, right on top of off and that's where you want to be as a pacer. Lyon backs away and looks to clobber it on the leg side but gets comprehensively beaten. The ball goes on to knock over the bails and Broad has his third wicket. Australia finish with 303 runs on the board.
Well, what a first innings we have witnessed in this final Test of the series. It started with England picking up early wickets on Day 1 and then it was Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head who steadied the ship for the hosts. Head made a grand comeback into this Test and notched up his fourth Test hundred. Cameron Green also played a very vital innings for the hosts and the pair of Head and Green stitched together a partnership of 121 runs. This partnership swung the momentum in Australia's favou
After opting to bowl first, on a green top, England have fared reasonably well at the Bellerive Oval. It was Ollie Robinson who set the tone for the tourists on Day 1 as he sent back the dangerous David Warner and Steve Smith for a duck. Usman Khawaja, the man in red-hot form was also dismissed cheaply for just 6 runs and England were all over Australia at one point. However, the tourists failed to capitalize on the start and leaked some runs once Travis Head joined Labuschagne. Mark Wood bowl
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