Australia declared 1st innings by scoring 662 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 | 0

Ashes which is one of the most prestigious Test cricket competition that used to held after every two years. One year the tournament used to be arranged by England and following next year, it used to arranged by Australia. So, this time Ashes is hosted at Australia and so, England cricket team is visiting there. Already two Test matches have completed where England lost in both cases. So, Australia is leading the series by 2 – 0. Now, the three matches left where to manage series win Australia need another victory just. Now, 3rd match of the Ashes is going on which has started in 14th December, 2017. In the match, Australia declared 1st innings by scoring 662 runs.

Australia declared 1st innings by scoring 662 runs

Australia lost total nine wickets where skipper Steven Smith scored a brilliant double century and Marsh scored 181 runs. They ended 3rd day successfully when they lost just four wickets. In 4th day, lost rest five wickets and before getting all out, team Australia declared their innings. Besides, 662 runs seems good enough for the first innings.

However, earlier in 14th December team England won the toss and decided to bat first. They failed to make a good opening but their middle orders did their job almost well. They finished the first day very well where Malan and Bairstow played well. Both of them made century each but in the second day, they lost the track and got packet just before the lunch break. They scored 403 runs in their first innings where Malan scored 140 runs highest and Bairstow scored 119 runs so far. For Australia Mitchell Starc took highest four wickets and Hazlewood took three wickets so far.

Came to bat for the first innings, Australia also failed to make brilliant start but within 55, they lost two openers. But later Khawaja scored 50 runs. Finally Smith and Marsh made a great partnership where both of them made century each. Smith made his amazing double century earlier in the 3rd day but Marsh went close to the double century. They finished the 3rd day remained not out. In 4th day, both of them got lbw by Anderson where for Marsh, double century remain untouched. He scored 181 runs. On the other hand, Steve Smith 239 runs. In 4th day, Australian batsmen did not get much benefit and so, they declared their innings by scoring 662 runs so far. Considering the last news, at the end of the 4th day of Perth test, England is in bat and scored 132 runs by losing four wickets so far.

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