Australia vs England 5th Test Day 4 Highlights 7 Jan 2018

Watch AUS vs ENG Ashes highlights of the fifth Test played today on 7-1-2018. Watch latest cricket highlights and videos. There will be no 5-0 clean sweep, but Australia have a good chance of mopping up a 4-0 result at the SCG after dominating the fourth day against England.









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It was a day on which the brothers Marsh, Shaun and Mitchell, both scored centuries, England’s bowlers fried as the temperature exceeded 40 degrees, and Australia finally declared after batting for 193 overs. England were left needing to bat nine hours to salvage a draw; within 30 minutes they had lost both their openers.

By stumps, Joe Root had tried to forge some sort of resistance, but it seemed largely futile. Australia were six wickets from victory at the close of play, with England on 4 for 93, still trailing by 210 runs. Root was on 42 and Jonny Bairstow was on 17, but Australia could reasonably believe that one more wicket and it could all end quickly. It will be up to Moeen Ali and the fast bowlers, exhausted as they will be after more than two days in the field, to ensure that is not the case.









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If this innings was an opportunity for Mark Stoneman and James Vince to finish their disappointing campaigns on a high, it was an opportunity not taken. Stoneman was lbw to Mitchell Starc for a nine-ball duck in the third over; Vince compiled 18 before he was once again caught off an edge, this time at slip off Pat Cummins. Vince ended the series with 242 runs at 26.88, Stoneman with 232 at 25.77. They have provided England’s selectors with more questions than answers.