Australia vs England 4th Test Day 3 Highlights 28 Dec 2017

Watch Ashes 2017 highlights today on 28-12-2017. ENG vs AUS highlights. England s Australia day 3 videos. England moved into the lead on the third day at the MCG, where Alastair Cook batted on and on past 150.


Australia claimed two wickets during the middle session, both collected by Nathan Lyon, but while Cook remained at the crease England retained the upper hand, and by tea they had moved to 6 for 360, with Cook on 173, Chris Woakes on 26, and their lead at 33.

For the second time in the innings, Steven Smith gave Cook a life, this time when he put down a difficult chance at square leg off the bowling of Pat Cummins when Cook had 153. But for the most part, Australia had no answer to Cook, and Smith resorted to an eccentric-looking field containing three catching covers that resembled a displaced slip cordon in a futile attempt to force an error.


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Cook brought up his 150 from his 260th delivery, his 11th Test innings of 150 or more, which moved him ahead of Kevin Pietersen, Wally Hammond and Len Hutton and into outright first on the England list. Along the way, he also passed Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s career tally and moved into seventh position on the all-time Test run list, behind Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis, Rahul Dravid, Kumar Sangakkara and Brian Lara.

By tea, his partnership with Woakes had reached 53, frustrating the Australians, who had also missed an opportunity when Woakes edged Josh Hazlewood between the wicketkeeper and first slip. England added 96 in the session for the loss only of Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali, who for the sixth time from seven innings in this series fell to the spin of Lyon.