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Ashes 2017, Australia vs England, 1st Test Day 2 at Gabba, Highlights: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: November 24, 2017, 1:47 PM IST

1st Test, Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane 23 - 27 November, 2018

Toss won by England (decided to bat)

Australia beat England by 10 wickets

Man of the Match: Steven Smith

Ashes 2017, Australia vs England, 1st Test Day 2 at Gabba, Highlights: As It Happened

Stuart Broad and Steve Smith. (Reuters)

Catch all the live action of the first Test of the blockbuster Ashes 2017 between Australia and England at Gabba through our live commentary.

Day 1 Round Up:

Australia fought back with two late wickets to restrict England to 196 for four and leave the Ashes series-opener in Brisbane delicately poised on Thursday after the tourists' unheralded batsmen threatened to dominate an intriguing first day. Ashes debutants Mark Stoneman and James Vince had frustrated Australia's vaunted pace attack with a 125-run partnership on a slow Gabba wicket but seamer Pat Cummins hauled the home side back in the game. The young paceman bowled Stoneman for 53 in the last over before tea then returned to capture England captain Joe Root lbw for 15, leaving Moeen Ali and Dawid Malan to negotiate a nervy finish to stumps.

Spinner Nathan Lyon denied Vince a potentially career-defining century with a brilliant piece of fielding, running him out for 83 after nearly four hours of pain-staking graft. Malan was 28 not out and Moeen on 13, with both sides having fought hard after Root won the toss and sent his team into bat. England would have been buoyed by the performance of rookies Vince and Stoneman but tempered by the disappointment that neither could go on to make bigger scores. Stoneman was bowled four balls short of the relief of tea, while Vince was out making a needless dash for a single.Vince's wicket seemed like a turning point and though Root dug in for 50 balls, he was out lbw by a scorching delivery from Cummins, the wicket awarded after home captain Steve Smith demanded a review of Marais Erasmus's not out decision.

Cummins greeted Moeen with a short ball that hammered into his upper body. Unperturbed, the all-rounder drove Cummins for four and casually despatched Lyon for six with a slog sweep over deep midwicket a few overs later. Australia lost a review trying to remove Malan lbw in the last over before play was halted due to poor light. Vince, England's surprise selection at number three, brought up his maiden 50 in his eighth test, having never before surpassed 42 in his previous seven matches. Stoneman raised his 50 with a streaky edge off Cummins, the ball falling short of second slip before racing off for two, leaving fielder Peter Handscomb punching the turf in frustration.

Worse was to come for the hosts in the following over as recalled wicketkeeper Tim Paine grassed a chance to have Vince out for 68 when he nicked Lyon behind. Paine had taken Matthew Wade's place in the test squad in a surprising selection, beating out Peter Nevill, and the miss saw Smith fling his head back in exasperation. While the Gabba wicket showed a green tinge, Smith said he too would have batted first and his fast men rarely threatened early, struggling to extract much pace or movement off the seam in the morning. The exception was a peach of a delivery from paceman Mitchell Starc which moved away slightly from Alastair Cook and kissed the outside edge on the way to Handscomb in the slips. Smith earlier confirmed opener David Warner and Shaun Marsh would play after they suffered neck and back strains in recent days.

Squads:

Australia: David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (Captain), Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine (WK), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.

England: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Joe Root (Captain), Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson, Jake Ball.

Commentary (Australia innings)

So, that it is it from the coverage of this game. Australia have emerged victorious and their good times at the Gabba continues. Although the victory was not as easy as it looks on the scorecard. The home side were not at their best with the bat and the ball but still came out on top which is a good sign for them. England on the other hand, will now have to regroup quickly and come out fighting in the next game. Will we see the away side bounce back? Or will Australia continue their winning run at home over the Englishmen? All will be answered in the next Test which is a Day/Night one, which will be played at the Adelaide Oval on 2nd Dec 1400 local (0330 GMT). Till then, take care and cheers!

Australia skipper and the Man of the Match, Steven Smith, says they had to show good character after losing the toss. Reckons the wicket was quite slow. Appreciates Nathan Lyon for his bowling and feels he is getting better. Admits it was tough after they were 4-70 and then getting into the lead. Praises the two openers for their innings in the second innings. Mentions this is one of his most vital hundreds. Adds he wanted to keep his record at the Gabba in tact. Admits they do have plans for the English players as they are quality players and they have to come prepared in the Adelaide Test too. Reckons their bowlers bowled well as a unit and he would hope for the same to continue. He would like to repeat the performance in Adelaide and continue their record there as well. Credits Tim Paine for his keeping and also for the review of Broad which, nobody expect for the keeper thought had edged it. Finishes by saying he is very proud of the way his boys fought after bowling first and the position they were in.

England skipper, Joe Root says, they were excellent for the first three days. Admits they let go of opportunities when they had Australia down. Feels it is frustrating but it is important not to repeat them. Praises James Vince and Mark Stoneman for their performance in the first innings. Reckons the injuries to their players will be fine as their team has great character. He is confident about them bouncing back. (On the story over Jonny Bairstow) It has been made a big issue and they just have to move on and concentrate on their cricket.

Pat Cummins, who played his first Test in Australia is also interviewed. Says that he is very happy with the win. Admits that the first two days were tough but it's a really good result. Reminds everyone about Australia's impressive record here. Reckons they can bowl a lot better and become more clinical. On the day/night Test, Pat replies that most of the games finish on 3rd or 4th day, a few Shield games ended in 2-3 days, so from a bowler's point of view it's good to get some rest. Praises his skipper Steven Smith for rotating the bowlers really well. On his fitness, Pat smiles and replies that no issues there, his body feels great. He also lauds Nathan Lyon and says you cannot underestimate his role.

David Warner says that it's fantastic to go out there and get a good partnership and go over the line without losing a wicket. Adds that this is what they work hard for. On his new opening partner, Warner replies that Cameron Bancroft is calm and composed and allows him to play his game. Further adds that England tried to play on his ego by setting a leg side field this morning and he was just trying to get off strike. Praises his skipper for a fantastic knock and also lauds Nathan Lyon for his exceptional bowling.

Cameron Bancroft says that it was fun to share a good partnership with David Warner. On getting his Baggy Green, Bancroft replies that it's one of the most treasurable things he possesses. When asked about the pitch, Cameron answers that it was difficult to score and patience was the key to succeed.

Just when it appeared that England are done and dusted, the pair of Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow combined forces and counterattacked. Given the conditions, any target over 200 would have been a challenging one and the visiting team certainly looked poised to achieve that. But then came a debatable stumping decision against Moeen Ali and the English innings soon folded, losing last four wickets for only 10 runs, thereby setting a target of 170 which was eventually scaled down with utmost ease.

Be it England's collapse - 56/6 in the first innings, Australia getting reduced to 76/4 in their reply, Steven Smith's epic unbeaten century, his 99-run stand with Shaun Marsh, followed by a momentum shifting partnership of 66 runs with Pat Cummins which deflated the English team. Not to forget the hostile pace bowling by Australia in the last hour on day 3. Till yesterday, even though England were effectively 7/2 in the morning, they weren't entirely out of contest. However, losing three wickets in a session pushed them deep in a hole.

The scorecard not always tells the real story though. The victory margin might just reflect that Australia dominated England throughout but that was not the case. There were key junctures in this match and both sides had their fair share of moments.

On the first morning of this Test, we mentioned that this venue is often referred to as the Gabbatoir, a slaughterhouse where Australia have been ruthless. The story didn't change this time around too as they once again crushed England to extend their dominance over them at this venue.

Massive victory for Australia to kickstart their Ashes campaign in style. Chasing a target of 170, their openers didn't put a single foot wrong and overhauled the target without breaking a sweat. A really morale-boosting win for them.

49.6 C Woakes to C Bancroft, FOUR! That is it! Bancroft completes it in style. Excellent by the youngster, remains unbeaten in the run chase on his Test debut and also hits the winning runs for his team, a big confidence booster for him. Coming to the ball now - It's full on off, Bancroft drives it uppishly, past the silly mid off fielder who leaps and tries to get two hands at it but is late to react. The ball goes through mid off for a boundary. Warner walks up to the youngster and gives him a handshake and a hug. Turns and gives a fist pump to the dressing room and they walk off to a standing ovation from the crowd. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 10 WICKETS! 173/0

49.5 C Woakes to Bancroft, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 169/0

49.4 C Woakes to Bancroft, FOUR! SCORES LEVEL! Very uncharacteristic by Woakes. He serves another full toss outside off, too easy for a player who is playing in the high 70s. He drives it through mid off to fetch himself a boundary. 169/0

49.3 C Woakes to Bancroft, Fullish on off, driven to mid off. 165/0

49.2 C Woakes to Bancroft, Full on middle, Bancroft times his shot well to mid on. That was very pleasing to the eyes. 165/0

49.1 C Woakes to Bancroft, FOUR! Errs in line and pays the price! Full toss on leg stump, Bancroft flicks it very fine for a boundary. 5 runs away. 165/0

Chris Woakes is back into the attack now.

Drinks!

48.6 Joe Root to Bancroft, Whoa! An interesting delivery to surprise the batsman! He bangs it in short, an attempted bouncer by Root outside off. Bancroft cuts it towards point where the fielder fumbles and concedes a run. The required runs into the single digits now. 161/0

48.5 Joe Root to Warner, Drags his length back, Warner cuts it through point for a run. 160/0

48.4 Joe Root to Warner, Quicker through the air on middle, Warner plants his front foot forward and defends it. 159/0

48.3 Joe Root to Warner, Tosses it up on off, David defends it off the front foot. 159/0

48.2 Joe Root to D Warner, Full toss outside off, Warner drives it firmly to the man at covers. 159/0

48.1 Joe Root to D Warner, Pushes it through on off, Warner guides it to backward point. 159/0

47.6 J Ball to Bancroft, Good length on off, defended to mid off. 159/0

47.5 J Ball to Bancroft, Excellent running! Flicks it with the angle towards fine leg and he's off in a flash. Completes the first and then sprints back for the second. 159/0

47.4 J Ball to Bancroft, Full ball on off, driven back to the bowler. 157/0

47.3 J Ball to Warner, Bangs it in again, Warner helps it to fine leg for a run. Warner needs 14 for a ton and Australia need another 13 runs for victory. 157/0

47.2 J Ball to D Warner, He is in a hurry here! Shorter in length outside off, Warner makes room and cuts it over point for a couple. Cook does the mopping up job coming in from third man, yes third man. Not often you see him in the deep. 156/0

47.1 J Ball to Warner, FOUR! Just over backward square leg! Short ball on the body of Warner. He takes the challenge of pulling it and does so by putting it just over the man there and for a boundary. 154/0

46.6 Joe Root to Warner, 150-run stand between the two openers! They have made it look so easy. Shorter outside off, Warner cuts it through cover-point to retain strike. 20 runs away Australia. 150/0

46.5 Joe Root to Warner, Flatter on off, Warner defends it off the front foot. 149/0

46.4 Joe Root to Bancroft, Comes down the track to a ball which is pitched long way outside the leg stump. He gets to the ball and flicks it through square leg for three. 149/0

46.3 Joe Root to Bancroft, Flicks it to mid-wicket with the spin. 146/0

46.2 Joe Root to Warner, Cuts it through the off side for a run. 146/0

46.1 Joe Root to Warner, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 145/0

Joe Root is into the attack. Australia need another 25 runs. There is some issue with the bowling fingers of Moeen Ali and that's why he has not bowled.

45.6 J Ball to Bancroft, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 145/0

45.5 J Ball to C Bancroft, EDGY FOUR! It was a chance though but a tough one. He has edged a few through the slip cordon in this innings and there goes another one. Back of a length outside off by Ball. Bancroft goes at it with hard hands as he tries to force it through the off side. He gets an outside edge past the diving Cook at first slip who probably gets a hand to it diving low to his right but can't hang on. Bancroft fetches himself a boundary. 145/0

45.4 J Ball to Bancroft, Lands it on a length around off, defended off the front foot. 141/0

45.3 J Ball to C Bancroft, Good length on off, shapes in after pitching. Bancroft tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. Not for the first time we have seen that! 141/0

45.2 J Ball to Warner, Again he plays it in complete control! Ball bangs it in on middle, Warner swivels and pulls it through square leg for a run. 141/0

45.1 J Ball to Warner, BOUNCER! The batsman ducks under it. 140/0

44.6 C Woakes to Bancroft, On a length and around off, Bancroft taps it down towards extra cover. 140/0

44.5 C Woakes to Bancroft, Woakes follows it up with a full swinging delivery around off, Bancroft presses forward and drives it to the cover fielder. 140/0

44.4 C Woakes to Bancroft, Bouncer this time, to push the batsman further on the back foot, an easy duck for Cameron Bancroft. 140/0

44.3 C Woakes to Bancroft, Lands it on a length around off, Bancroft shifts his weight on the back leg and defends it on the off side. 140/0

44.2 C Woakes to Bancroft, Angles in a full ball on off, Cameron gets on the front foot and pushes it in the direction of mid off. 140/0

44.1 C Woakes to Warner, Full on off, Warner drives it towards wide mid off for a run. 140/0

43.6 J Ball to Bancroft, FOUR! Beautiful! This time he finds the gap. Twice in the over he hit it straight to the fielder but not this time. Fuller in length, not as full as the last two but outside off. Bancroft presses forward and drives it through extra covers to fetch himself a boundary. 31 needed. 139/0

43.5 J Ball to C Bancroft, Fullish ball on off, the batsman eases it to mid off again. 135/0

43.4 J Ball to Bancroft, Fuller in length on off, Bancroft drives it to mid off. 135/0

43.3 J Ball to Bancroft, Good length on off, defended to mid off. 135/0

43.2 J Ball to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, Bancroft stands tall and defends it towards covers. 135/0

43.1 J Ball to Warner, Flicks it with the angle down to fine leg for a run. 135/0

42.6 C Woakes to Bancroft, Good length on off, Bancroft pushes it to mid off. 134/0

42.5 C Woakes to Bancroft, On the stumps, defended it to mid on. 134/0

42.4 C Woakes to Bancroft, Length outside off, Bancroft plays inside the line and lets it be. 134/0

42.3 C Woakes to Bancroft, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it. 134/0

42.2 C Woakes to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, Warner defends it off the back foot. 134/0

42.1 C Woakes to Warner, Short on middle, Warner with a lot of ease pulls it through backward square leg for a run. 134/0

41.6 J Ball to Bancroft, Good length outside off, the batsman makes a leave. 133/0

41.5 J Ball to Bancroft, Sprays it down the leg side, Bancroft misses the flick to get hit on the thigh pad. There is an ambitious appeal from the English players but the umpire shakes his head. 133/0

41.4 J Ball to Bancroft, Angles it on the pads, the batsman flicks it to square leg. 133/0

41.3 J Ball to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, Bancroft defends it off the back foot. 133/0

41.2 J Ball to D Warner, Bangs it in again! Warner is in control of the pull shot as he hits it towards deep square leg for a run. He is playing more of a pull shot in this innings than that bunt which is a nothing shot and hence has more control. 133/0

41.1 J Ball to Warner, Shorter in length outside off, stays a touch low. Warner goes for the pull but is beaten. 132/0

41.1 J Ball to Warner, WIDE! He comes around the wicket and bangs it in. The ball bounces above the batsman's head and the umpire signals a wide. 132/0

Jake Ball is brought on for a bowl. He has no slips in place, a short mid-wicket and two men out for the hook.

40.6 C Woakes to Bancroft, Works it to mid-wicket with the angle. 131/0

40.5 C Woakes to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, the batsman defends it. 131/0

40.4 C Woakes to Bancroft, Well left! That was close to the off pole! Woakes angles it in around off, gets it to shape in. Bancroft knows where his off stump is and makes a leave. 131/0

40.3 C Woakes to Bancroft, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 131/0

40.2 C Woakes to Warner, Bouncer! Warner pulls it to deep square leg for a run. 131/0

40.1 C Woakes to Warner, Was there a noise? Short by Woakes down the leg side, Warner goes for the pull but misses and it goes to the keeper. There is a muted appeal but nothing from the umpire. Snicko shows that there was no spike as the ball passes the bat. However, there was some sound, caused maybe due the movement of Warner's helmet. Not sure though. 130/0

Chris Woakes is into the attack. He has not been at his best in this Test. Can he gain some confidence heading into the next game with a wicket or two?

39.6 J Anderson to Bancroft, Just ahead of a length, swinging in. Bancroft defends it towards covers for no runs. 130/0

39.5 J Anderson to Bancroft, Good length on off, the batsman defends it off the front foot. 130/0

39.4 J Anderson to Bancroft, Wide enough for the batsman to play at it. 130/0

Mark Taylor and Kevin Pietersen on-air talking about Cameron Bancroft's technique as he gets beaten a lot. They opine that his feet are not pointing square enough and he needs to be more side on. Something similar to what Pup (Clarke) pointed out last evening. Definitely a technical deficiency and he will have to work on it. It won't be easy in Adelaide under lights against the pink ball.

39.3 J Anderson to Bancroft, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 130/0

39.2 J Anderson to Bancroft, Edgy! Fuller in length on middle, Bancroft tries to drive but gets an inside edge through fine leg for a couple. He has scored quite a lot of runs from that part of the bat as his bat comes from around third slip, slightly closed faced! 40 needed now. 130/0

39.1 J Anderson to Bancroft, Shorter in length outside off, Bancroft gets on top of the bounce and punches it through cover-point to bag a brace. 128/0

38.6 S Broad to Warner, Sprays it down the leg side, Warner misses the flick. 126/0

38.5 S Broad to Bancroft, He finally gets his first run of the morning! Full ball by Broad on off. Bancroft leans into it and drives it towards wide mid off and sets off for a run. The fielder there picks the ball up and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. 126/0

38.4 S Broad to Bancroft, Fuller in length on middle, Bancroft flicks it to mid on once again. 125/0

38.3 S Broad to Bancroft, Angles it on the pads, the batsman flicks it to mid on. 125/0

38.2 S Broad to Bancroft, Good length around off, shapes away a touch. Bancroft plays inside the line and lets it through to the keeper. 125/0

38.1 S Broad to Warner, Full ball outside off, Warner digs it out towards sweeper cover for a run. 125/0

37.6 J Anderson to Bancroft, WOW! Beautifully bowled! The inswinger this time. Fuller in length outside off, comes in off the seam. Bancroft tries to drive, leaving a gap between bad and pad. The ball sneaks through and goes to the keeper. Can't get going here, the debutant. 124/0

37.5 J Anderson to Bancroft, Good length on off, Bancroft defends it off the front foot. 124/0

37.4 J Anderson to Bancroft, Short again, skids off the surface a little. Also, a well-directed one. Bancroft ducks under it. 124/0

37.3 J Anderson to Warner, Short again on Warner's body. He jumps and flicks it through square leg for a run. 124/0

37.2 J Anderson to Warner, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 123/0

37.1 J Anderson to Warner, FOUR! First of the day! He does have a field for the short stuff but too easy at Anderson's pace. He bangs it short down the leg side. Warner helps it on its way through fine leg for a boundary. The target is below 50 now. 123/0

36.6 S Broad to Bancroft, Peach! Was that off the crack now? Broad goes wide of the crease and angles it in on off, on a length. The ball straightens after pitching. Bancroft presses forward to defend but is beaten by the away swing. 119/0

36.5 S Broad to Bancroft, Bowls it on a length on the stumps, Bancroft flicks it to mid-wicket. He is still to score a run today. 119/0

36.4 S Broad to Bancroft, Lands it on a length outside off, Bancroft lets it be. 119/0

36.3 S Broad to Warner, Shorter in length outside off, Warner pushes it through cover-point for a run. 119/0

36.2 S Broad to Warner, Fuller ball on middle, Warner drives it towards the bowler. Broad tries to be cheeky there as he tries and deflects the ball onto the stumps to see how alert Bancroft is. Although he misses, Bancroft would have still been in as he had the bat in his correct hand. Good technique by the youngster! 118/0

36.1 S Broad to Warner, He comes around the wicket and spears in a full ball which tails back in a touch. Warner mistimes his drive to mid on. You can see how pumped up he is, Warner that is. He is looking for a run as soon as the ball hits his bat. 118/0

35.6 J Anderson to Bancroft, Length ball outside off, Bancroft shoulders his arms. 118/0

35.5 J Anderson to Bancroft, Wide outside off, the batsman is not interested in playing at those. 118/0

35.4 J Anderson to Bancroft, Bowls it on a length outside off, Bancroft is in no hurry here as he again makes a good leave. 118/0

35.3 J Anderson to Bancroft, Fuller in length on off, Bancroft eases it down to mid off. 118/0

35.2 J Anderson to Bancroft, Good length outside off, Bancroft lets it be. 118/0

35.1 J Anderson to Warner, Flicks it with the angle through square leg for a run. This was also on the shorter side but Warner has played that with a straight bat and hence had more control over the shot. 118/0

Kevin Pietersen is still trying to give some hope to England. He reminds everyone about the Trent Bridge Test in 2015 where Australia lost 10 wickets for only 56 runs. Stuart Broad claimed an 8-for and something similar will be needed. Hmm...

James Anderson will bowl from the other end. He has a deep backward square leg and deep mid-wicket in place. Also, a short mid-wicket looking for miscued shot from Warner's bat. He has been caught multiple times playing that half cooked pull shot.

34.6 S Broad to Bancroft, Just behind a length on off, the batsman pushes it to covers. 3 from the first over, 53 needed now. 117/0

34.5 S Broad to Bancroft, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 117/0

34.4 S Broad to Bancroft, Good length outside off, Bancroft lets it be. 117/0

34.3 S Broad to Warner, Lovely punch there by Warner! He is away for today! Just ahead of a length around off by Broad. Warner plants his front foot forward and punches it past the diving cover fielder and completes three. Good running, you could see he wanted three right from the outset. He now goes onto 63 and immediately looks up at the sky, remembering his mate, Phillip Hughes. A poignant moment! 117/0

34.2 S Broad to Warner, Back of a length outside off, Warner confidently punches it to covers. 114/0

34.1 S Broad to Warner, Starts off with a full length ball outside off, Warner needs no sighter as he goes at it straightaway but drives it to the fielder at covers. 114/0

We are all set to get underway for the first session. There was some forecast for rain but at the moment it's nice and sunny. Joe Root and his men along with the umpires walk out to the middle. David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will want to pick up from where they left off yesterday. We can see they are wearing a black arm band in the memory of Phillip Hughes. Stuart Broad will bowl the first over of the day. He has two slips and a gully in place. Here we go...

56 runs is what Australia need and 10 wickets is what England need. To be honest, an away side victory looks improbable to say the least, after an unbeaten 114-run stand between the Aussie openers, while chasing 170. With both the batsmen set, it is just a matter of time before the hosts take a 1-0 lead in the series. England, on the other hand, will try and create some sort of a panic in the Australian dressing room. They will want to come out with a positive intent and make it difficult for the batsmen. Hello and welcome everyone and thank you for joining us for the first and what could be the last session of play of this Test match unless the rain intervenes, which is something the tourists won't mind.

...Day 5, Session 1...

The question here is now, how long will it take Australia tomorrow to score the remainder of the runs and take a 1-0 lead in the series? Or will we see some sort of fight from England by which they can enhance their morale heading into the second Test? Join us for the 5th and the final day tomorrow at 1000 local and (0000 GMT) Till then, good bye and take care!

Earlier in the day - England started off the morning session well with Joe Root reaching another half century but an excellent spell by Lyon ensured Australia went into lunch on top. An entertaining partnership between Bairstow and Ali revived English hopes but a flurry of wickets towards the end of the second session saw them being bundled out for a below-par total.

A miracle is what England need to win this Test from here. Australia need another 56 runs and they still have all ten wickets in the bag. Chasing a total of 170, Australia were cautious facing the new ball against Stuart Broad and James Anderson. But, once both the batsmen got their eye in, they then continued playing their shots and both notched up their half tons each. The English bowling was flat, no bowler looked like taking a wicket and also their body language looked down.

33.6 J Anderson to Bancroft, He negotiates it well. Anderson bowls a decent delivery on the stumps. Bancroft defends it solidly. STUMPS ON DAY 4! 114/0

33.5 J Anderson to Warner, Shorter in length outside off, Warner plays it through covers for a run. So, Bancroft will face the last ball of the day. 114/0

33.4 J Anderson to Warner, Shorter in length outside off, Warner guides it to gully. 113/0

33.3 J Anderson to Bancroft, Flicks it off his pads through square leg to change strike. 113/0

33.2 J Anderson to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, defended off the back foot. 112/0

33.1 J Anderson to Warner, Flicks it with the angle through square leg for a run. 112/0

33.1 J Anderson to Warner, NO BALL! What was that by Anderson? That must have slipped out of his hands. No, wait he tried bowling a slower one which went completely wrong. It was more like a loopy ball outside off, way outside off. The umpire signals a no ball for height maybe. 111/0

32.6 S Broad to Bancroft, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 110/0

32.5 S Broad to Bancroft, Good length on off, stays a touch low. Bancroft tries to defend but gets beaten. 110/0

32.4 S Broad to Bancroft, Full and wide outside off, Bancroft leaves it. 110/0

32.3 S Broad to Bancroft, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 110/0

32.2 S Broad to Warner, Full on the pads, Warner misses the flick to get hit on the pads. There is an ambitious appeal from Broad but that was missing leg by a long way. The batsmen take a leg bye in the meantime. 110/0

32.1 S Broad to Warner, Good length on middle, Warner defends it off the front foot. 109/0

31.6 J Anderson to Bancroft, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 109/0

31.5 J Anderson to Bancroft, FOUR! Fifty in style for the debutant! He got out early in the first innings but has made amends with a half century. Hasn't he played well here? Anderson drifts it down the leg side, Bancroft tickles it towards fine leg for a boundary. He has a big smile on his face as he raises his bat to the crowd. This should give him a lot of confidence. 109/0

31.4 J Anderson to Bancroft, Shorter in length outside off, Bancroft evades it. 105/0

31.3 J Anderson to Bancroft, Good length outside off, the batsman lets it through. 105/0

31.2 J Anderson to Bancroft, Bouncer outside off, Bancroft leaves it. 105/0

31.1 J Anderson to Warner, Flicks it with the angle down to fine leg for a run. 105/0

30.6 S Broad to C Bancroft, Edged and Bancroft gets two! Broad lands it on a length around off, gets it to straighten. Bancroft tries to defend but gets an outside edge past the diving Cook at first slip. Vince gives it a chase and shows good skills with his feet and stops it inside the ropes. The batsmen take two and Bancroft goes onto 46. He is just four away from his maiden Test fifty. 104/0

30.5 S Broad to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, Bancroft pushes it to the man at covers. 102/0

30.4 S Broad to Bancroft, Over the wicket to the right-hander! Bowls it back of a length on off, Bancroft pushes it to mid off. 102/0

30.3 S Broad to Warner, Tight stuff from Broad, not giving a lot of room to Warner. He lands it on a length around off, Warner defends it towards point for a run. 102/0

30.2 S Broad to Warner, Back of a length on off, David defends it onto the ground. 101/0

30.1 S Broad to Warner, He comes around the wicket to the left-hander and bowls a leg cutter on middle. Warner defends it off the front foot. 101/0

The two premium bowlers are back for England. Stuart Broad comes back into the attack.

29.6 J Anderson to Bancroft, Fuller on middle, Bancroft drives it to mid on. A maiden by Anderson. 101/0

29.5 J Anderson to C Bancroft, Length ball on off, shapes away after pitching. Bancroft tries to defend but gets an outside edge which goes along the ground to gully. 101/0

29.4 J Anderson to Bancroft, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 101/0

29.3 J Anderson to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, the batsman defends it off the back foot. 101/0

29.2 J Anderson to Bancroft, Good length on off, Bancroft defends it off the front foot. 101/0

Nathan Lyon has his pads on. Maybe he will be coming in next if Australia lose a wicket. SO they are surely not in a hurry to finish it tonight.

29.1 J Anderson to Bancroft, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 101/0

James Anderson is back into the attack.

28.6 Joe Root to Bancroft, The batsman has played it fine down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single. 101/0

28.5 Joe Root to Bancroft, 100-run stand between the two. Bancroft flicks it with the spin through mid-wicket for a brace. 70 needed now, can we have a finish today? 100/0

28.4 Joe Root to Bancroft, Errs in line and bowls it down the leg side. The batsman need not play at it. 98/0

28.3 Joe Root to Bancroft, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 98/0

28.2 Joe Root to Bancroft, Flatter on leg stump, the batsman defends it off the front foot. 98/0

28.1 Joe Root to Bancroft, Fires it down the leg side, Bancroft pads it away. 98/0

27.6 J Ball to Warner, FOUR! This is very easy! He has a field for him to bowl on the off side and Ball bowls a bouncer down the leg side. Warner helps it on its way through fine leg for a boundary. 72 needed now. 98/0

27.5 J Ball to Bancroft, Drifts it on the pads, Bancroft flicks it through square leg for a run. 94/0

27.4 J Ball to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, the batsman defends it off the back foot. 93/0

27.3 J Ball to Warner, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single. 93/0

27.2 J Ball to Warner, FOUR! Fifty for Warner and it has been a very entertaining one by him. His 25th in Tests. Ball dishes out a short ball outside off, Warner cuts it through backward point for a boundary. He acknowledges the applause by the crowd and he would now look to be there till the end. 92/0

27.1 J Ball to Bancroft, Angles it down the leg side, Bancroft flicks it down to fine leg for a run. 88/0

26.6 Joe Root to Warner, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 87/0

26.5 Joe Root to Warner, Thick inside edge by the batsman, ball goes down to Fine Leg. 87/0

26.4 Joe Root to Warner, Tosses it up on off, Warner defends it off the front foot. 87/0

26.3 Joe Root to Warner, FOUR! Deft! Short and wide outside off, Warner guides it through short third man for a boundary. 87/0

26.2 Joe Root to Warner, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. 83/0

The commentators on-air mention how many times has Warner gotten out to the short one. Here, as well as in England. Kevin Pietersen mentions he thought Warner would have been dismissed more times caught or LBW and other such dismissals. Though, he has played it well in this innings as Michael Clarke on air earlier mentioned that he is not jumping while playing the shot.

26.1 Joe Root to Warner, Full and wide outside off, Warner goes for the sweep but misses. 83/0

25.6 J Ball to Bancroft, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 83/0

25.5 J Ball to Bancroft, FOUR! Fuller in length on middle, Bancroft tries to play it with a straight bat but gets an inside edge through fine leg for a boundary. 83/0

25.4 J Ball to Warner, Flicks it with the angle to deep square leg for a run. 79/0

25.3 J Ball to Warner, Back of a length on middle, Warner camps back and defends it. 78/0

25.2 J Ball to Warner, Length on middle, Warner defends it solidly. 78/0

25.1 J Ball to Warner, Good length on off, from around the wicket. Warner defends it off the back foot. 78/0

Jake Ball is back into the attack.

24.6 Joe Root to Bancroft, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 78/0

24.5 Joe Root to Bancroft, Full on middle, the batsman drives it back to the bowler. 78/0

24.4 Joe Root to Bancroft, The batsman works it down the leg side. 78/0

24.3 Joe Root to Bancroft, Once again, Bancroft is nimble on his feet and he flicks it to mid-wicket. 78/0

24.2 Joe Root to Bancroft, Fires it down the leg side. Bancroft pads it away. 78/0

24.1 Joe Root to Bancroft, Comes down the track and flicks it to mid-wicket. 78/0

23.6 C Woakes to Warner, Good length on middle, Warner defends it off the front foot. 78/0

23.5 C Woakes to Bancroft, Very elegant by Bancroft, unfair he did not get a boundary on that. Full outside off, Bancroft presses forward and drives it through covers for a triple. 78/0

23.4 C Woakes to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, Bancroft defends it off the back foot. 75/0

23.3 C Woakes to Bancroft, On the pads, too easy for a player who loves playing it through the leg side. Bancroft flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace. 75/0

23.2 C Woakes to Bancroft, Short ball on middle, the batsman ducks under it. 73/0

23.1 C Woakes to Bancroft, Dishes out a full ball on off, Bancroft drives it back to the bowler. 73/0

22.6 Joe Root to Warner, Tosses it up on middle, comes in with the arm. Warner lunges forward and tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 73/0

22.5 Joe Root to Warner, Drags his length back on off, Warner pushes it to covers. 73/0

22.4 Joe Root to Bancroft, Flatter down the leg side, Bancroft flicks it fine down the leg side. Ball gives it a chase and pulls it back in, a good effort. Three taken by the batsmen. They now need only 97, down to two digits. 73/0

22.3 Joe Root to Bancroft, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. 70/0

22.2 Joe Root to Bancroft, Comes down the track and flicks it to the man at short leg. 70/0

22.1 Joe Root to Bancroft, Works it with the spin to mid-wicket. 70/0

21.6 C Woakes to Warner, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 70/0

21.5 C Woakes to Warner, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 70/0

21.4 C Woakes to Warner, Miscommunication in the field there! Shorter in length outside off, Warner guides it towards point. The two fielders there were not sure who is going after the ball, it sneaks through the gap and the batsmen take a couple. 100 needed now. Woakes it not happy with the effort. 70/0

21.3 C Woakes to Warner, Good length on off, Warner defends it off the front foot. 68/0

21.2 C Woakes to Warner, FOUR! Too easy for Warner! Short around off, he pulls it through mid on where the fielder dives, gets a hand to it but cannot stop it. 68/0

21.1 C Woakes to Warner, Back of a length on off, Warner guides it to point. 64/0

20.6 J Ball to Bancroft, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 64/0

20.5 J Ball to Bancroft, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 64/0

20.4 J Ball to Bancroft, Good length outside off, Bancroft leaves it. 64/0

20.3 J Ball to Bancroft, Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it. 64/0

20.2 J Ball to Bancroft, Full ball on middle, the batsman drives it towards the bowler who crouches down and makes a good stop. 64/0

20.1 J Ball to Bancroft, Angles it on middle, Bancroft flicks it to mid-wicket. 64/0

19.6 C Woakes to Warner, Shorter in length on off, Warner defends it towards mid on. 64/0

19.5 C Woakes to Warner, Good length on off, Warner defends it off the front foot. 64/0

19.4 C Woakes to Warner, The batsman has played the square drive. 64/0

19.3 C Woakes to Warner, FOUR! This time he connects well! Short by Woakes, Warner stands tall and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. The difference between this shot and the shot he played to get out in the first innings was he did not jump and hence was able to get on top of it. 64/0

19.2 C Woakes to Warner, He wants to finish it today! He had a big swing at it. Full in the arc of Warner, he tries to go big over mid off but does not connect. 60/0

19.1 C Woakes to D Warner, Good length on middle, comes in sharply. Warner gets an inside edge onto his pads. 60/0

18.6 J Ball to Bancroft, Good bowling here by Ball! He is getting the ball to bounce and also bowling at a decent pace. He again bowls it on a length outside off, Bancroft watchfully makes a leave. 60/0

18.5 J Ball to Bancroft, Length outside off, Bancroft shoulders his arms to it. 60/0

18.4 J Ball to Bancroft, On a length around off, gets it to bounce a touch more. Bancroft leaves it. 60/0

18.3 J Ball to Bancroft, Sprays it down the leg side. Bancroft does not need to play at it. 60/0

18.2 J Ball to Warner, Short and wide outside off, Warner cuts it to the man in the deep on the off side for a run. 110 needed now. 60/0

18.1 J Ball to Warner, Full outside off, Warner, with no feet movement drives it to covers. 59/0

Jake Ball is into the attack now.

17.6 C Woakes to Warner, Short and wide outside off, Warner cuts it through point for a run. 59/0

17.5 C Woakes to Warner, Fuller ball on off, Warner drives it to mid off. 58/0

17.4 C Woakes to Bancroft, Bangs it in short on middle, the batsman tucks it towards mid-wicket for a run. 58/0

17.3 C Woakes to Bancroft, FOUR! Wonderful! Full on middle, Bancroft drives it through mid on for a boundary. Oozing with confidence is now the youngster. 57/0

17.2 C Woakes to Bancroft, Short again outside off, the batsman easily evades it. 53/0

17.1 C Woakes to Bancroft, Shortish ball on off, Bancroft ducks under it. 53/0

Drinks! Australia are dominating the run chase here. They only need another 117 and they still have ten wickets in hands. England are in a desperate need of a wicket here or things will soon go out of their hands, if it hasn't already.

16.6 M Ali to Warner, FOUR! Have a piece of that! Full toss, a low one on middle. Warner goes down on one knee and slogs it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 50 up for Australia, they are going along their merry way. 53/0

16.5 M Ali to Warner, Tosses it up outside off, Warner drives it through covers for two. 49/0

16.4 M Ali to Warner, Full on the leg stump, Warner flicks it to the man at square leg. 47/0

16.3 M Ali to Warner, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 47/0

16.2 M Ali to Warner, Tosses it up on middle, Warner defends it off the front foot. 47/0

16.1 M Ali to Warner, Provides width outside off, Warner slaps it through point for a couple. 47/0

15.6 C Woakes to Bancroft, The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper. 45/0

15.5 C Woakes to Bancroft, Short on middle, Bancroft easily sways away from the ball. 45/0

15.4 C Woakes to Bancroft, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 45/0

15.3 C Woakes to Bancroft, Angles it on the pads, Bancroft flicks it towards wide mid on. Some exceptional running from the batsmen give them two. There was a direct hit but Warner is too quick. 45/0

15.2 C Woakes to Bancroft, BOUNCER! The batsman ducks under it. 43/0

15.1 C Woakes to Warner, Full on the pads, Warner whips it through mid-wicket but only for a single. 43/0

14.6 M Ali to Warner, Shorter in length outside off, Warner cuts it through point for a run. 42/0

14.5 M Ali to Warner, Fires it full outside off, Warner goes after it only to get beaten. 41/0

14.4 M Ali to Warner, FOUR! Australia are on the charge here! He comes down the track and drags it from outside off, does not time it that well but has enough to clear the mid on fielder for a boundary. 129 needed now. 41/0

14.3 M Ali to Warner, Flatter outside off, Warner lets it be. 37/0

14.2 M Ali to Warner, Fuller in length on middle, Warner drives it back to the bowler. 37/0

14.1 M Ali to D Warner, Full on leg stump. Warner mistimes his shot to mid on. 37/0

13.6 C Woakes to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, the batsman shoulders his arms to it. 37/0

13.5 C Woakes to Bancroft, Good length on off, Bancroft defends it to covers. 37/0

13.4 C Woakes to Warner, Shortish outside off, Warner steers it through point for a run. 37/0

13.3 C Woakes to Warner, FOUR! Brilliant by Warner! He is so good, he will find ways to score boundaries. Woakes bowls it on off, Warner opens the face of the bat and guides it through the gap between slips and gully for a boundary. 36/0

13.2 C Woakes to Warner, Short ball on middle, Warner plays a pull shot through square leg and bags a brace. 32/0

13.1 C Woakes to Warner, Back of a length on off, Warner hops and defends it onto the ground. 30/0

12.6 M Ali to Bancroft, SIX! Up and over! Once again swift footwork by Cameron Bancroft. He wears his skates and shimmies down to the pitch of the delivery in a flash. Goes with the spin and launches it over the bowler's head for a maximum. Not often you see an opening batsman that quick with his footwork. Of course, it's a trait mostly acquired by the batsmen from subcontinent. 30/0

12.5 M Ali to Bancroft, Turning back into the batsman from outside off, Bancroft uses his feet to get down the track and defends it close to his front pad. The keeper lets out an appeal again thinking it's pad first but the umpire shakes his head. 24/0

12.4 M Ali to Bancroft, Slower through the air, it's full and drifting in on off, Cameron draws forward and pushes it to mid on. 24/0

12.3 M Ali to Warner, A quicker full ball on middle, David eases it down to mid on and sprints across to the other end. 24/0

12.2 M Ali to Warner, Flighted and full on off, Warner presses forward and defends it back. 23/0

12.1 M Ali to Warner, Slider around middle, skidding down, Warner tries working it on the leg side but misses. A muted appeal only from the keeper, nothing doing. 23/0

11.6 C Woakes to Bancroft, Shortish length on off, defended off the back foot. 23/0

11.5 C Woakes to Bancroft, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. 23/0

11.4 C Woakes to Bancroft, Was there an edge? The way England started the appeal they did feel so but then opt not to review. Woakes lands it on a length around off, the ball shapes away after pitching. Bancroft tries to defend but gets beaten. There is a noise as the ball passes the bat. The English players appeal but the umpire stays put. Root has a chat with his teammates and decides against the review. Replays later on show that it was the bat hitting the pad and not the ball. 23/0

11.3 C Woakes to Bancroft, Shorter in length outside off, Bancroft lets it be. 23/0

11.2 C Woakes to Bancroft, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 23/0

11.1 C Woakes to Bancroft, Good length outside off, the batsman opts not to play at it. 23/0

Double change! Chris Woakes is into the attack now.

10.6 M Ali to Warner, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 23/0

10.5 M Ali to Bancroft, Pushes it with the spin towards mid on for a run. 23/0

10.4 M Ali to Bancroft, Drags his length back on off, Bancroft pushes it to mid-wicket. 22/0

10.3 M Ali to Warner, Fires it on the pads, Warner flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 22/0

10.2 M Ali to Warner, Very full on middle, Warner drives it back to the bowler. 21/0

10.1 M Ali to Bancroft, Comes down the track and flicks it down to long on for a run. 21/0

Moeen Ali is into the attack. Spin will be the key for England. Lyon did an excellent job for Australia, can Moeen do something similar?

9.6 S Broad to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, Bancroft pushes it towards mid off for another quick single. They have really ran well between the wickets. Australia now need another 150 runs. 20/0

9.5 S Broad to Warner, Slower ball on the pads, Warner misses the flick to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards the leg side for a leg bye. 19/0

9.4 S Broad to Warner, Bouncer! Warner ducks under it. 18/0

9.3 S Broad to Warner, A similar shot to the one he got out in the first innings! Shorter in length on off, Warner goes for the half-hearted pull and he hits it to mid on. He has to be careful with that shot as he has got out a lot of times playing it. 18/0

9.2 S Broad to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, Bancroft defends it towards mid off for a brisk run. 18/0

9.1 S Broad to Bancroft, Fuller ball outside off, the batsman opts not to fiddle with it. 17/0

8.6 J Anderson to Bancroft, Good cricket all around there! A good delivery by Anderson. He goes for an inswinging yorker on off. Bancroft does well to play it towards mid off and sets off for a run. Broad stationed there is quick to the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. No harm done. 17/0

8.5 J Anderson to Bancroft, Angles it on the pads, Bancroft flicks it to mid on. 16/0

8.4 J Anderson to Bancroft, Good length on off, defended towards mid off. 16/0

8.3 J Anderson to Warner, Good fielding! Fullish ball on off, Warner drives it towards covers where the fielder makes a good half stop diving to his left. Though he can't stop a single. 16/0

8.2 J Anderson to Warner, An off cutter this time on off, Warner adjusts well and defends it towards point. 15/0

8.1 J Anderson to Warner, Full ball outside off, Warner strikes the cover drive nicely but straight into the hands of the fielder. 15/0

7.6 S Broad to Bancroft, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 15/0

7.5 S Broad to Bancroft, Shorter in length on off, Bancroft defends it off the back foot. 15/0

7.4 S Broad to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, defended off the back foot. 15/0

7.3 S Broad to Bancroft, Good length outside off, Bancroft plays inside the line and lets it through. 15/0

7.2 S Broad to Warner, Flicks it with the angle through square leg for a run. 15/0

7.1 S Broad to Warner, Back of a length on off, Warner guides it to point. 14/0

6.6 J Anderson to Bancroft, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 14/0

6.5 J Anderson to Bancroft, The batsman plays the Square-Cut. 14/0

6.4 Anderson to Bancroft, HUGE APPEAL! The umpire shakes his head. Height was an issue. Another ball which comes into the batsman from a length. Bancroft goes back to defend but misses and the ball hits him on the thigh pad. The English players appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Root wanted to review but Bairstow and the bowler were not interested much. 14/0

6.3 J Anderson to Bancroft, The inswinger this time! He bowls it on middle and gets it to shape into the batsman. Bancroft tries to flick but misses and is hit high on the thigh pad. 14/0

6.2 J Anderson to Bancroft, Fuller in length on off, the batsman drives it to mid off. 14/0

6.1 J Anderson to Warner, Full and outside off, Warner drives it through covers. There is protection in the deep so they get only a single. 14/0

5.6 S Broad to Bancroft, Fuller in length outside off, inviting the batsman to drive. Bancroft resists and lets it be. 13/0

5.5 S Broad to Bancroft, Bowls it on a length on off, defended it off front foot. 13/0

5.4 S Broad to Bancroft, Good length on off, the batsman defends it towards gully. 13/0

5.3 S Broad to Bancroft, Fuller on off, Bancroft drives it to point. 13/0

5.2 S Broad to Warner, Back of a length on off, Warner pushes it through covers for a run. 13/0

5.1 S Broad to Warner, Good length on off, shapes back in. Warner tries to defend but misses and is hit high on the thigh pad. Broad thinks about an appeal but then pulls out. 12/0

4.6 J Anderson to Bancroft, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 12/0

4.5 J Anderson to Bancroft, Ouch! Fuller in length on off, the batsman drives it back to the bowler. Anderson collects it and has a shy at the striker's end which hits Bancroft on his body. Aggression from James there, Bancroft does not like it as he gives him a stare. 12/0

4.4 J Anderson to Bancroft, FOUR! Through the gap and it has raced away! Fuller in length outside off, Bancroft unlike the first innings, he does not push at it but lets the ball come to him. He opens the face of the bat but the ball goes off the edge through backward point for a boundary. 12/0

4.3 J Anderson to Bancroft, Back of a length on off, coming into the batsman who pushes it to mid-wicket. 8/0

4.2 J Anderson to Bancroft, Angles it on middle, Bancroft tucks it to mid-wicket. 8/0

4.1 J Anderson to C Bancroft, Length on off, defended off the back foot. 8/0

3.6 S Broad to Warner, Fuller in length on middle, changes his length. Warner drives it back to the bowler. 8/0

3.5 S Broad to Warner, Good tight bowling from England. They have given Warner nothing. Back of a length again on middle, tucking him up for room. Warner can only defend it besides the pitch. 8/0

Michael Clarke now talks about David Warner's technique after he plays and misses the third delivery. He opines that his shoulders are not pushing forward enough and as a result it's a nothing shot, neither a drive nor a push.

3.4 S Broad to Warner, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 8/0

3.3 S Broad to Warner, BEATEN! How many times have we seen this until now? Brilliant by Broad, not an easy skill. From around the wicket, he angles it into the batsman and then gets it to shape away after pitching. Warner tries to defend but is beaten by the away swing. 8/0

Michael Clarke detects a technical deficiency in Cameron Bancroft's batting. He says that the debutant's back leg is pointing towards mid off when he gets forward and more often than not you will be squared up while attempting a shot. Fair point, Pup!

3.2 S Broad to Warner, Fuller in length this time, on middle. Warner defends it towards mid off for no runs. 8/0

3.1 S Broad to Warner, Length on off, Warner defends it towards point. 8/0

2.6 J Anderson to Bancroft, Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it. 8/0

2.5 J Anderson to Bancroft, WOW! What a jaffa! How do you play that? Anderson comes steaming in and angles it into the batsman. He gets it to shape away late. Bancroft tries to defend but gets beaten. There is a muted appeal but nothing from the umpire. 8/0

2.4 J Anderson to Bancroft, Good length on middle, Bancroft defends it towards mid on. 8/0

2.3 J Anderson to Bancroft, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 8/0

2.2 J Anderson to Warner, Flicks it against the angle through square leg for a run. 8/0

2.1 J Anderson to Warner, Back of a length on off, Warner defends it to point. 7/0

The point is going out on the boundary. They are trying to stop Warner from scoring boundaries.

1.6 S Broad to Bancroft, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 7 runs from the over. 7/0

1.5 S Broad to Bancroft, FOUR! Not convincing but Bancroft won't mind! Broad angles it on middle, Bancroft tries to defend but gets an inside edge which goes very fine down the leg side. Ball in the deep covers good ground to his right, puts in a dive but all in vain. First boundary for Australia. 7/0

1.4 S Broad to Bancroft, Good length outside off, angling into the batsman. Bancroft covers the off pole and makes a good leave. 3/0

1.3 S Broad to Warner, Another single, good running from the two! Length again by Broad. Warner plays it towards covers to change strike. 3/0

1.2 S Broad to Bancroft, Fuller in length on off, Bancroft drives it towards covers. Moeen Ali there dives and makes a half stop but can't prevent a run. 2/0

1.1 S Broad to Warner, Australia have now cut down the target by a run! Broad bowls it on a length around off, swinging away. Warner defends it towards mid off for a quick single. 1/0

Stuart Broad to bowl from the other end. Early wickets is what England need.

0.6 J Anderson to Bancroft, Lovely finish to the over! He once again bowls it on a length around off, gets outward movement after pitching. Bancroft first thinks about playing at it but then plays inside the line and takes his bat away. A maiden to start by Anderson. 0/0

0.5 J Anderson to Bancroft, Wide outside off, the batsman need not play at it. 0/0

0.4 J Anderson to Bancroft, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 0/0

0.3 J Anderson to Bancroft, BEAUTY! He certainly does not look like he is suffering from a niggle. Lovely seam position from Anderson. He lands it on a length around off, gets it to move away. Bancroft tries to defend it but gets beaten. 0/0

0.2 J Anderson to Bancroft, Back of a length around off, shapes away a touch. Bancroft tries to defend it but it goes off the edge, along the ground to gully. 0/0

0.1 J Anderson to Bancroft, Starts off with a back of a length delivery outside off, Bancroft lets it be. 0/0

First Published: November 23, 2017, 11:55 PM IST

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