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Australia v England - Fifth Test

Australia v England - Fifth Test

  • A unique third man feature from Nasser at the SCG

    1/4/2014 5:54:05 AM
  • Over 17 - Australia 81/3 (Rogers 36, Smith 6)
    Rogers gets three with a back-foot punch through the covers before Stokes drops short and is punished by Smith, who gets off the mark with a pull through square-leg for four. Adds two more with a tuck off the hip. No sevens off that over, though.
    1/4/2014 5:56:28 AM
  • Over 18 - Australia 85/3 (Rogers 40, Smith 6)
    Glorious from Rogers, leaning into a full delivery from Broad and dispatching a drive between cover and mid-off for another boundary. Broad looking frustrated.
    1/4/2014 6:00:39 AM
  • Over 19 - Australia 86/3 (Rogers 40, Smith 7)
    Smith shovels a back-of-a-length delivery from Stokes into the legside for a single. Stokes bowls a much better length for the rest of the over, and Rogers stays defensive. That's really all a bowler needs to do on this pitch. England should've known it in the first innings of the match. Then Australia showed them. They've now taken three wickets in this innings with good-length deliveries. Still, though, they've bowled far too short in general.
    1/4/2014 6:04:32 AM
  • Anderson has done his best to lift England with two second innings wickets

    1/4/2014 6:05:08 AM
  • Over 20 - Australia 86/3 (Rogers 40, Smith 7)
    Long delay here as Broad rolls his ankle in his delivery stride. He seems fine, but the footholes need a spot of work after Broad's strife. The groundsmen are in fact digging up a bit of turf from behind the advertising hoardings to use as, essentially, a drop-in foothole. What an age we live in.
    1/4/2014 6:18:11 AM
  • WICKET! Stokes strikes! Smith (7) edges to Cook, who takes a smart low catch at first slip. Aus 91-4 - 262 in front #ashes
  • Smith c Cook b Stokes 7

    [wicket]A composite side from this series would basically be the Australia team, with Ben Stokes in place of George Bailey at number six. He gets his seventh wicket of the match as Smith nicks to Cook at first slip. Good low catch by the skipper.
    1/4/2014 6:19:42 AM
  • Over 21 - Australia 93/4 (Rogers 45, Bailey 2)
    England's number six has been their one bright spot, Australia's their one black mark. Bailey the one man under a bit of pressure in this second innings with his place in the side to tour South Africa surely under threat. He gets off the mark with a thick, controlled edge wide of the slips.
    1/4/2014 6:23:01 AM
  • [andrewstrauss] Ben Stokes back in the action yet again! A regulation edge from Smith and a comfortable catch for Cook at first slip

    1/4/2014 6:23:13 AM
  • Over 22 - Australia 99/4 (Rogers 50, Bailey 3)
    Rogers through to another half-century by following up a flowing square-drive with a tuck off the hip. Shout for caught behind against Bailey down the legside, but the ball missed his bat and flicked his backside. The next ball is defended straight back to Broad, whose attempt to throw the ball into the non-striker's stumps achieves nothing other than handing Bailey a much-needed Test run.
    1/4/2014 6:26:30 AM
  • Over 23 - Australia 103/4 (Rogers 50, Bailey 7)
    Bailey brings up the Australia hundred with a crisp drive through mid-on as Stokes overpitches.
    1/4/2014 6:30:33 AM
  • Over 24 - Australia 112/4 (Rogers 52, Bailey 14)
    Bailey looks like getting out nicking to slip off every full delivery he faces. England therefore set a field with two men out on the hook and have Rankin bowl long-hops at him. It's an interesting choice. Perhaps they're playing the long game and trying to ensure he's still in the side in 2015. Anyway, gets himself a four with a pull to the midwicket fence as runs come off five of the six balls in the over.
    1/4/2014 6:37:46 AM
  • Australia are piling on the runs and now lead by 298. The highest fourth innings run-chase at the SCG - 288 #ashes #stayup #catchup
  • Over 25 - Australia 126/4 (Rogers 67, Bailey 14)
    Three boundaries in four balls for Rogers off Stokes, and all of them superb shots. The first is whipped wide of mid-on, the second cut behind point and the third driven straight back past the bowler. In all, he takes 15 runs from the over.
    1/4/2014 6:41:53 AM
  • Over 26 - Australia 131/4 (Roger 69, Bailey 16)
    One-day field now from England. Rogers and Bailey help themselves to the singles on offer to take the lead beyond 300.
    1/4/2014 6:45:08 AM
  • Over 27 - Australia 135/4 (Rogers 71, Bailey 18)
    Borthwick into the attack. Every time I type Borthwick, my fingers automatically type Borthwicket. Stupid sarcastic fingers. Thankless task for him here really. Field spread, impossible for him to avoid being milked for easy singles.
    1/4/2014 6:50:14 AM
  • As Anderson replaces Rankin, Shane ponders...
    [shanewarne] It will be really interesting to know who came up with those tactics for Rankin. It was pretty harsh, in just his second Test match, for him to have three men out on the hook and to bowl short balls. It's just completely the wrong plan

    1/4/2014 6:51:26 AM
  • Over 28 - Australia 136/4 (Rogers 71, Bailey 18)
    Anderson back to stem the run flow at the tail-end of the day, which he manages to do. Just a leg-bye from it. Probably time for two more overs tonight.
    1/4/2014 6:55:08 AM
  • Over 29 - Australia 140/4 (Rogers 73, Bailey 20)
    The fielders, spread far and wide, prevent Australia picking up anything more than singles from Borthwick's final over of the day.
    1/4/2014 6:59:03 AM
  • Over 30 - Australia 140/4 (Rogers 73, Bailey 20)
    Bailey content to see out the final over of the session. And why not. Australia have plundered 140 runs in this final session, and still have three days to convert this winning position.
    1/4/2014 7:02:24 AM
  • Coming up… we’ll review the day two action ahead of The #Ashes Breakfast on 7.30am on Sky Sports 2 #CatchUp
  • You can watch highlights of today’s play from 9am on Sky Sports 3 and they’ll be On Demand from 6.30pm. #Ashes #CatchUp
  • Close
    [close]Another brutal day for England. The top order completely blown away by sensational bowling from Johnson, Harris and Siddle this morning. Stokes led a recovery of sorts from 23/5 to 155 all out, but it's too little, too late. With Australia extending their 171-run first-innings lead by a further 140 runs in 30 overs before the close, England have - for the fourth time in the five Tests - all-but lost the match by stumps on day two.
    1/4/2014 7:04:41 AM
  • The #Ashes Verdict is back at 9pm on Sky Sports 2 ahead of The Ashes Extra at 10.30pm, with live coverage of D3 from 11pm on SS2. #StayUp
  • Full report from day two of final #Ashes Test in Sydney. bit.ly/1a7cOLp #catchup
  • VIDEO: 'Suit you sir'. @BumbleCricket has a treat for Nasser ahead of day three: www1.skysports.com/watch/video/sp…! #ashes #catchup
  • Having seen the pitch over the first two days, 326 (scored by Australia) was way above par. We've not been able to get to grips with their bowling. We've made too many basic errors.
    England batting coach Graham Gooch offers a candid assessment of their batting failures after they were bowled out for 155 in Sydney.
    1/4/2014 7:20:39 AM
  • You cannot hold him wholly responsible. He is obviously
    doing a lot of work in the nets with the players but they are not seeing any
    results from that.
    Players are ultimately responsible for their own game.
    [andrewstrauss]Sky Sports analyst Andrews Strauss comes to the defence of under-fire England batting coach Graham Gooch.

    1/4/2014 7:27:53 AM
  • It's a hopeless situation. This is the fifth Test match and we said the same in the first. It has been like this throughout the whole series. They don't know whether to stick or twist and they are making the wrong decisions.
    Alec Stewart gives his take on another disappointing day for England.
    1/4/2014 7:46:58 AM
  • What can you say at the end of another dismal day for England that hasn't already been said? Answer: not a lot. At least we got to enjoy seeing some Australians having fun in the sun while watching the rain fall. Cold comfort I know but that is all I can offer. Until then, enjoy your Saturday and we will hope for better from Alastair Cook and his boys later tonight.

    1/4/2014 8:05:10 AM
  • 1/4/2014 8:06:53 AM
  • FREE highlights: #CatchUp with the action from D2 of the 5th #Ashes Test, which finished with Aus 311 runs ahead. bcove.me/t1y7a6on
  • PODCAST: Hussain & Atherton reflect on Eng’s latest batting calamity, plus we hear from Graham Gooch. podcasts.skysports.com/podcasts/SkySp… #Ashes #CatchUp
  • Melbourne Renegades have won the toss and have just started their Innings v The Melbourne Stars. Over 26,000 at the Etihad.
    #BB03
  • What a start for the Stars! Bird has 3 already. Renegades are 25 for 3 after 3 overs
    #BBL03
  • Sensing the Ashes will be over tomorrow... What will I do for 2 days in Sydney ?? Before it's time to head back to the cold...!!
  • Watching the Big Bash...10 overs in and I can't believe @bowlologist hasn't mentioned Test match Debut hatricks..!! #BigBashLeague
  • Andrew Strauss says batting coach Graham Gooch mustn't be a scapegoat for England's latest #Ashes failure: www1.skysports.com/cricket/news/1… #CatchUp
  • Fair to say @BeefyBotham enjoyed Hussain's sky-high discomfort & is looking forward to tmrw's pink wardrobe: www1.skysports.com/cricket/news/1… #Ashes
  • Best places In Sydney for a long lunch please..?
  • @SamBurgess8 :Great effort @StuartBroad8 , watching live and giving me something to cheer about #champion ”|> Was it u stirring the crowd up?!
  • Hearing that Barmy Army has raised nearly £30,000 on this tour for the Broad Appeal for Motor Neurone Disease. Superb giving.com/barmyarmyoz2013
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