England scored 233 runs in 1st day at Sydney Test

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, January 4th, 2018 | 0

England and Australia is currently playing the 5th Test of ongoing Ashes series. The Ashes 2017/18 is hosted at Australia where the four matches have passed already. Australia is leading the series by 3 – 0. They have also won the series by winning consecutive three matches. The 4th match of the series ended up with draw. Now, the 5th Test has started earlier today where England scored 233 runs in 1st day at Sydney Test. It is their first innings and the 1st day is finished successfully. Though team England could not score more runs in the 1st day and also they have lost five important wickets. It seems in the 2nd day, they will get packet within short period.

England scored 233 runs in 1st day at Sydney Test

The 5th Test of ongoing Ashes has started in 4th January, 2018 which means today and team England won the toss and decided to bat first. Considering the previous matches of the series, first batting team has the much benefit to win the match. However, the 5th Test is hosted at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney. The two field umpires of the match are Kumar Dharmasena from Sri Lanka and Joel Wilson from West Indies. Before the toss, the ground was affected by rain earlier today and so, the toss was delayed for 130 minutes. Mason Crane is the English player who made his Test debut through the match. And another English player Jonny Bairstow completed his fifty Tests through the match.

So, English players Cook and Stoneman started the 1st innings for team England. Both of them started to play very carefully. But in 28 runs Stoneman was out by Cummins. He gave catch to the wicket – keeper. He scored just 24 runs. Later, Cook and Vince tried to make a good partnership and also added more than 50 runs to the scorecard. Vince was gone in 88 team runs. His individual score was 25. Just seven runs after, Cook was gone who scored 39 runs so far. After their departure, captain Root and Malan started to play very carefully and did not make any risky shots. They took times where Root went close to the century. But unfortunately, he gave a catch and got out with his 83 runs when Malan still fighting at the end of the crease. Later, Bairstow came and joined with Malan but got out with just 5 runs. In 81.4 overs, the 1st day was forced to end because the match delayed to start. In 81.4 overs England scored 233 runs by losing five wickets. Hazlewood and Cummins took two wickets each and Starc took one wicket so far.

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