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The Ashes 5th Test Australia vs England: England squander early breakthroughs

Australia's Travis Head celebrates scoring a century
Australia's Travis Head celebrates scoring a century

The England bowlers did a brilliant job in having Australia 12-3 ,at one stage, however they squandered the early breakthroughs, after choosing to bowl first on a green top, at the Blundstone Arena, Hobart earlier today.


Match Summary

Australia vs England, Match 5, The Ashes

Australia *241/6 (59.3 ov)





With the rain ending the day with more than 30 overs unused, Australia were 241-6 with Travis Head the standout batter and Marnus Labuschagne and Cameron Green in support.

Match Stats

Australia 1st Innings Fall of wickets: 1-3 (David Warner - 5.6 ov), 2-7 (Usman Khawaja - 8.6 ov), 3-12 (Steven Smith - 9.5 ov), 4-83 (Marnus Labuschagne - 22.1 ov), 5-204 (Travis Head - 48.5 ov), 6-236 (Cameron Green - 57.6 ov)

Playing XIs

Australia - David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(wk), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon

England - Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Sam Billings(wk), Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad


Match Details

Start Time: 03:30

Toss: England won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Blundstone Arena, Hobart

Officials: Paul Wilson, Rodney Tucker, Paul Reiffel, Donovan Koch, David Boon

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