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England fight back in Melbourne

England fight back in Melbourne”

The Australians freewheeled to lunch at 102 without loss with Warner leading the charge but England's bowlers toiled away under a hot sun to restrict the home side in the remaining two sessions.

The Australian opener was about to miss his 21st test century when the entire world conspired for his well-deserved gift.

The tourists do lose an early wicket with Mark Stoneman clipping back to Nathan Lyon for 15, who takes a great one-handed catch.

The off-spinner is making a habit of sensational catches, particularly his flying effort across the pitch to dismiss Moeen Ali in Adelaide off his own bowling.

Broad came into this fourth Test with just five wickets in the series, amid calls from some to leave him out as England try to avoid a 5-0 whitewash, while all-time national record runscorer Cook had failed to muster a half-century in his six innings down under.

Warner's 103 was followed up by an unbeaten half-century from captain Steve Smith (65*), while giving him company at the crease is Shaun Marsh on 31*. The fact that darkness only falls around 10pm in the summer also reduced the spectacle somewhat but Warwickshire reported excellent ticket sales including many to first time visitors to Edgbaston.

Smith threw his head back in annoyance as the bails flew into the air.

So far in this series Smith has amassed 491 runs at a stunning average of 163.66 from five innings.

Having won the toss and opting to bat on a flat deck, Warner was up and running from the word go.

But they had done much to stifle the free-scoring opener, and then did not fade away as they might after Curran's no-ball in front of a partisan Boxing Day crowd of 88,000 plus at the MCG - James Anderson bagging the left-hander as his 100th Ashes victim in a total of 244 for three which included the staple half-century from Smith (65no).

Mitchell Marsh was out for nine, also chopping onto his stumps when playing at another wider delivery by all-rounder Chris Woakes.

His elder brother, Shaun, lost a leg before wicket review on 61 off 148 balls to Stuart Broad.

But the 33-year-old rediscovered his form today, hitting century number 32 as he shared a 100-run partnership with Joe Root to put England in a commanding position in the match.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.



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