Australia vs England 2nd Test Day 3 Highlights Today 4 Dec 2017

Watch latest Ashes 2017 highlights. AUS vs ENG highlights of the third day of second Test played at Adelaide on 4-12-17. England vs Australia Ashes highlights today. Shaun Marsh’s defiance which resulted in his century, worked for Australia whose selectors were under criticism for opting March for Ashes 2017.


He proved his worth with superb batting to justify his inclusion in the squad. His unbeaten 126 runs helped his team to declare the innings at 442/8. It was Marsh’ fifth Test century.

Australian selectors also took a bold decision when they chose Tim Paine for the team. This wicketkeeper batsman justified his selection by scoring a quick 57 runs. When he came to the crease, Australia were at 5 for 209 and England was ready for the kill. Paine released pressure from his team mates by playing aggressively. His early boundaries to English quicks created necessary space for Australians to make a big total.


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Both Paine and Marsh were given out lbw to Anderson by umpire Chris Gaffaney in quick succession, but on both occasions the batsmen reviewed and were reprieved by the ball-tracker showing the ball would have sailed over the top of the stumps. Paine batted on and brought up his fifty from his 91st delivery, before pulling a catch straight to Moeen Ali in the deep off Craig Overton.

It meant Paine had missed out on a chance to build just the second century of his first-class career – the first one having come 11 years ago – but he had done more than enough for the Australians, who were well on their way to a position of comfort. Starc pulled a catch off Broad for 6 but Marsh soon found another quality ally as Pat Cummins joined him for what became the biggest partnership of Australia’s innings, a 99-run combination for the eighth wicket.