Australia

Warner’s ton and Smith put Australia in a comfortable Position

After earning the urn back, yet again the things are looking good for the Kangaroos. At the end of the very first day of the fourth test, they are looking comfortable with 244 runs on the board with the loss of three wickets.

It all started well for them as Smith won the toss and elected to bat first. Warner yet again looked in a sublime touch and he clobbered the English bowlers all over the places. As a result of which Australia was soon 102 for no loss in just 28 overs. But then the other phase of the game started where the Kangaroos suddenly were on the backfoot.

Bancroft was then dismissed for 26 and Australia just forgot how to score and they were in a phase where hardly they were scoring any runs. Warner then was stuck in the nineties and when he was on 99, the debutant Tom Curran got his first international test wicket. Warner was moving back to the pavilion but, he was destined to score his 21st century and the umpire called it a no ball. All the dreams of the debutant were shattered in pieces and Warner survived.

Though, that survival was of no use as immediately after the break warner fell and Khawaja followed him. At that point of time, it seemed that English bowlers can do no wrong which was until the time supported by the over-cautious batting of Khawaja. Broad was in no mood of loosening the grip as he almost got the wicket of Marsh on the very first ball he faced.

But then yet again the story of this summer followed and Smith the savior came out with all guns blazing and yet again took Australia in a very strong position. He was well accompanied by Shaun Marsh. Both of them made sure that Australia do not lose any other wicket. The new ball is still quite new and tomorrow’s day will bring a lot of opportunities for both the teams and it will be interesting to see that who will grab them.

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