RESULT
5th Test, Sydney, January 04 - 08, 2018, England tour of Australia and New Zealand
346 & 180
649/7d

Australia won by an innings and 123 runs

Player Of The Match
4/80, 24* & 4/39
pat-cummins
Player Of The Series
687 runs
steven-smith
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook lbw b Hazlewood391041433037.50
Mark Stoneman c †Paine b Cummins24244540100.00
James Vince c †Paine b Cummins2554824046.29
Joe Root (c)c MR Marsh b Starc831412258058.86
Dawid Malan c Smith b Starc621802496034.44
Jonny Bairstow c †Paine b Hazlewood5791071.42
Moeen Ali c †Paine b Cummins3058912051.72
Tom Curran c Bancroft b Cummins3965906060.00
Stuart Broad c Smith b Lyon3132451296.87
Mason Crane run out (MR Marsh/Bancroft)47180057.14
James Anderson not out 036000.00
Extras(lb 2, w 2)4
TOTAL112.3 Ov (RR: 3.07)346
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Mark Stoneman, 9.5 ov), 2-88 (James Vince, 28.5 ov), 3-95 (Alastair Cook, 32.3 ov), 4-228 (Joe Root, 80.3 ov), 5-233 (Jonny Bairstow, 81.4 ov), 6-251 (Dawid Malan, 88.4 ov), 7-294 (Moeen Ali, 102.4 ov), 8-335 (Tom Curran, 108.4 ov), 9-346 (Stuart Broad, 111.4 ov), 10-346 (Mason Crane, 112.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc2168023.809111000
80.3 to JE Root, full and swinging, flicked to leg - and this time he is gone, taken on the dive at square leg! Root's conversion rate drops again, he hangs his head and thumps the turf! Mitchell Marsh threw himself forward to snaffle the chance, it was an excellent catch to leave Root tantalised in his search for a hundred in Australia... Starc gets the breakthrough and is mobbed by his team-mates. A late intervention to prevent England from fully claiming the day. 228/4
88.4 to DJ Malan, what a catch! That's a stunner from Smith at second slip, he's dropped a few but that's a beauty. Short of a length outside off, Malan just pushes at it off the back foot, takes a thick edge and it looked for all the world like it would be out of Smith's reach but he went full stretch, low to his left and pulled off one of the great grabs. 251/6
Josh Hazlewood2346522.821047000
32.3 to AN Cook, massive wicket! Huge appeal for lbw, Joel Wilson says not out. Hazlewood was imploring! Smith has called the review. Quite full, so height not an issue, Cook falling across it a little Where did it pitch? There's no bat. It's pitched on leg stump - by millimeters by the looks of it - and it's smashing middle!. 95/3
81.4 to JM Bairstow, edged and taken! Lovely bowling from Hazlewood, Australia have another! A huge one-two combo to the solar plexus, England go from controlling the ring to hanging on the ropes in a blink... Wide on the crease, fired in and then straightening off the seam to kiss the edge, the new ball thudding into the gloves to raucous celebrations around the SCG!. 233/5
Pat Cummins24.358043.261066220
9.5 to MD Stoneman, that's the breakthough! The shorter delivery does the trick. Back of a length outside off, lifts on Stoneman and it takes the edge quite high up the bat. Didn't see much of that in Melbourne. Well bowled by Cummins, but a little half-hearted from Stoneman. Could he left it on length?. 28/1
28.5 to JM Vince, oh dear, oh dear! That's a shocker from Vince. Short and wide, Vince goes for the square cut and gets a top edge to Tim Paine. Was it there to hit? Probably. But he keeps nicking them when set.. 88/2
102.4 to MM Ali, snorting short ball, Moeen gloves to the keeper! He rarely looked comfortable out there and now he walks, the Australia fielders knew he'd got something on it, third wicket for Cummins... Was just the right height to get Moeen fending at it in self-preservation and there was a flick of glove as it steamed through. 294/7
108.4 to TK Curran, hammered in at the body, 88mph and Curran steers it straight into the hands of short leg! Simple enough, when it works... Bancroft gratefully accepts a dolly of a catch and Curran walks off shaking his head after a spirited innings. 335/8
Nathan Lyon3758612.321666000
111.4 to SCJ Broad, goes for the leg-side heave again, top edge over the keeper... but the back-pedaling Smith pouches it safely! Broad is on his way after a spunky thirty and Lyon has his first wicket of the innings. Australia one away from wrapping things up. 346/9
Mitchell Marsh703304.71275000
Australia 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Cameron Bancroft  b Broad076000.00
David Warner c †Bairstow b Anderson561041226053.84
Usman Khawaja st †Bairstow b Crane17138151418144.88
Steven Smith (c)c & b Ali831582545052.53
Shaun Marsh run out (Stoneman)15629140318053.60
Mitchell Marsh  b Curran10114119115271.63
Tim Paine not out 38521052073.07
Mitchell Starc c Vince b Ali11101501110.00
Pat Cummins not out 24162440150.00
Extras(b 2, lb 4, nb 2, w 1)9
TOTAL193 Ov (RR: 3.36)649/7d
Did not bat: Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon 
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Cameron Bancroft, 1.2 ov), 2-86 (David Warner, 31.4 ov), 3-274 (Steven Smith, 93.1 ov), 4-375 (Usman Khawaja, 130.4 ov), 5-544 (Mitchell Marsh, 173.2 ov), 6-596 (Shaun Marsh, 185.6 ov), 7-613 (Mitchell Starc, 188.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson34145611.641775000
31.4 to DA Warner, lovely line, that's gottim - up goes the finger! Beautifully bowled, nipping away to kiss the edge and Bairstow snags a low catch to send Warner on his way! He shakes his head, probably feeling there was a big one in the offing... but Anderson has landed the big fish. Maybe just cut his fingers down the side of the ball and it left Warner appreciably. 86/2
Stuart Broad30212114.0311915000
1.2 to CT Bancroft, through him! That's 399 for Broad. Full, straight, and a rather loose drive from Bancroft. The ball nips back past the inside edge into middle stump. That's the length when Broad is at his best. 1/1
Moeen Ali481017023.5421120400
93.1 to SPD Smith, he's got him! Moeen. Has. Got. Smith. Out. Round the wicket, a full delivery, and Smith chips a drive very low back to the bowler. Just drifted away from Smith a fraction, the bat twisted a fraction. He's furious with himself. Lovely moment for Moeen on what has been a tough tour. 274/3
188.4 to MA Starc, attempts the big mow again, but this one goes straight up... and Vince swallows a steepler! Six and out from Starc, who was never likely to hang around, small consolation for Moeen with his fifth wicket of the series. Didn't go much further than mid-off, turned out of the rough and he skewed the shot. 613/7
Tom Curran2538213.281079010
173.2 to MR Marsh, and he's gone now! On off stump, nips back, keeps a touch low and scoots under the bottom edge as Marsh looks to play into the off side. 544/5
Mason Crane48319314.0217317002
130.4 to UT Khawaja, got him, Khawaja is left stranded and Bairstow completes a simple stumping! Crane has his maiden Test wicket, he's on the board! It's a bit of bowling too, saw Khawaja make an early move and he slid the ball out wide, beat the forward lunge as it spun sharply past the inside edge and into the gloves. Plenty of emotion in the celebration, some of it doubtless relief; Khawaja, after a fantastic knock, is gone. 375/4
Joe Root832102.62392000
England 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook  b Lyon1020290050.00
Mark Stoneman lbw b Starc0915000.00
James Vince c Smith b Cummins1851741035.29
Joe Root (c)retired not out 581672361034.73
Dawid Malan lbw b Lyon527620018.51
Jonny Bairstow lbw b Cummins381431834026.57
Moeen Ali lbw b Lyon1343581030.23
Tom Curran not out 2340645057.50
Stuart Broad c †Paine b Cummins42310200.00
Mason Crane c †Paine b Cummins24170050.00
James Anderson c †Paine b Hazlewood22335008.69
Extras(lb 2, pen 5)7
TOTAL88.1 Ov (RR: 2.04)180
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Mark Stoneman, 2.6 ov), 2-15 (Alastair Cook, 5.5 ov), 3-43 (James Vince, 20.6 ov), 4-68 (Dawid Malan, 33.4 ov), 4-93, 5-121 (Moeen Ali, 61.2 ov), 5-144* (Joe Root, retired not out), 6-144 (Jonny Bairstow, 77.4 ov), 7-148 (Stuart Broad, 77.6 ov), 8-156 (Mason Crane, 81.1 ov), 9-180 (James Anderson, 88.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mitchell Starc1643812.37743000
2.6 to MD Stoneman, given lbw! He's gone back and across, the delivery wasn't that full so height could be an issue and Stoneman reviews. Well, taken him on the knee roll, didn't bounce as first thought. Might not be high after all. Nope, it's hitting leg stump full on!. 5/1
Josh Hazlewood17.163612.09874000
88.1 to JM Anderson, been given caught behind! Short of a length, angled across, feathered through to Paine. Anderson wants to review, but England have none left. Not sure he actually nicked that. And Joe Root won't come out, so that's the end of the match. 180/9
Nathan Lyon35125431.541741000
5.5 to AN Cook, bowled him, with a beauty! Pitches around middle, spins, and clips the top of off stump as Cook plays back. That is a gem for the offspinner. Could Cook have got forward?. 15/2
33.4 to DJ Malan, given lbw! He took a long time to raise the finger, Joel Wilson, and it's an excellent decision. Malan reviewed, but it couldn't save him. This one slid on with the air, Malan was playing back. He's late bringing the bat down. Hits the back leg, on the pad flap. Umpire's call on height. 68/4
61.2 to MM Ali, sliding on, raps the front pad - and given! Moeen doesn't hang around, he's not even interested in spinning the DRS wheel, Lyon has bagged him for one last time in the series! Looked pretty Tweedle Dum on first glance, Australia have their first of the day. 121/5
Pat Cummins1743942.29834000
20.6 to JM Vince, gottim - edged to slip! No doubt about this one carrying, it flew off the bat, Smith had to juggle it but held the catch safely at the second attempt! Vince heads off into the sunset, a cowboy with the perfect lasso technique who sadly can't ride a horse... This was a decent ball, coming back in at him, but the hands were hard and the outside edge of doom did for him again. 43/3
77.4 to JM Bairstow, fullish and stays low, arrowing into the pads, trapped in front of the stumps - and up goes the finger! Bairstow's dogged resistance is over, he asks Curran about the review but then decides it's not worth the bother, the ball was heading towards leg stump but it looked a good appeal. England six down, the white flag being slowly unfolded. 144/6
77.6 to SCJ Broad, hurls down the bumper, Broad fends it in the air... and Paine completes the dismissal with a catch above his head! Superb bouncer to a man as vulnerable as Broad, all he could do was throw the hands up, like a boxer being pounded on the ropes, it lobbed up off the glove, and goodnight. 148/7
81.1 to MS Crane, dug in, screaming bouncer, Crane leaps and fends at it... another one goes! Crane walks up and chats with Curran, decides to review, hoping perhaps that it hit him on the shoulder (which you'd think he would know all about) rather than the glove; but the replays quickly show that it looped off the thumb, straightforward even before they go to Hot Spot and Australia are almost there. 156/8
Steven Smith20603.0091000
Mitchell Marsh11000.0060000
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MATCH DETAILS
Sydney Cricket Ground
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Australia
Pat Cummins
Player Of The Series
Australia
Steven Smith
Series resultAustralia won the 5-match series 4-0
Match numberTest no. 2291
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days4,5,6,7,8 January 2018 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Mason Crane
Mason Crane
Umpires
West Indies
Joel Wilson
Sri Lanka
Kumar Dharmasena
TV Umpire
India
Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
Australia
Gerard Abood
Match Referee
Sri Lanka
Ranjan Madugalle
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 04 Jan - day 1 - England 1st innings 233/5 (Dawid Malan 55*, 81.4 ov)
Fri, 05 Jan - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 193/2 (Usman Khawaja 91*, Steven Smith 44*, 67 ov)
Sat, 06 Jan - day 3 - Australia 1st innings 479/4 (Shaun Marsh 98*, Mitchell Marsh 63*, 157 ov)
Sun, 07 Jan - day 4 - England 2nd innings 93/4 (Joe Root 42*, Jonny Bairstow 17*, 46 ov)
Mon, 08 Jan - day 5 - England 2nd innings 180 (88.1 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • England: 100 runs in 52.2 overs (314 balls), Extras 1
  • JE Root (2) retired hurt on 42* from 93/4 to 121/5
  • JE Root: 50 off 136 balls (1 x 4)
  • Lunch: England - 144/5 in 75.0 overs (JM Bairstow 38)
  • JE Root (2) retired ill at 144/5 (58, 74.6 overs)
  • England: 150 runs in 80.1 overs (481 balls), Extras 2
  • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
  • Over 81.1: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batsman - MS Crane (Struck down)
  • Penalty: 87.5 - Ball striking Fielding Team helmet
  • Drinks: England - 180/8 in 88.0 overs (TK Curran 23, JM Anderson 2)
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