LIVE Cricket Score, Australia vs England, 1st Test, Day 5 in Brisbane, Ashes 2017

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FirstCricket Staff, November 27, 2017

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Day 4 report: Australia inched closer to taking a 1-0 lead in the Ashes series after trailing by just 56 runs chasing 170 against England on Day 4 at the Gabba here on Sunday.

The hosts went to stumps at 114/0 after David Warner (60 not out) and Cameron Bancroft (51 not out) eased through a 34-over period to close an enthralling day.

Australia's unbeaten batting pair David Warner (C) and Cameron Bancroft (L) walk back to the pavilion at the end of fourth day's play of the first cricket Ashes Test between England and Australia in Brisbane on November 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Saeed KHAN / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --

Australia's unbeaten batting pair of David Warner and Cameron Bancroft walk back to the pavilion at the end of fourth day's play. AFP

Bancroft celebrated his maiden half-century on Test debut while vice-captain Warner raised his 25th.

Resuming at 33/2 with Mark Stoneman batting on 19 and captain Joe Root on 5, England failed to put up a fight as their middle order collapsed in the face of some spirited bowling by Nathan Lyon (3/67), Josh Hazlewood (3/46) and Mitchell Starc (3/51).

Lyon, who picked up his 50th wicket of the calendar year on Sunday, accounted for Stoneman (27), Dawid Malan (4) and Moeen Ali (40) while Hazlewood was brilliant to get rid of the dangerous Root (51). He also sent Alastair Cook (7) and James Vince (2) back on Saturday evening to reduce the tourists to 17/2.

"Obviously a great day for our team, to finish the way we did with the bat, none down with 56 runs to get," Australia paceman Starc told reporters after the day's play.

The English, clearly missing all-rounder Ben Stokes, lost their final six wickets for a mere 56 runs.

Moeen Ali and wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow tried to stem the rot with a 42-run sixth wicket stand after overnight batters Stoneman and Root (45-run partnership for the third wicket) failed to get going.

But Moeen Ali was beaten by Lyon and wicketkeeper Tim Paine whipped the bails off in a flash.

The all-rounder's foot was planted squarely on the line and long, tortuous deliberations followed as New Zealander Chris Gaffaney pondered various angles.

None of the footage showed Moeen's foot safely behind the line, so Gaffaney sent him packing.

At the other end, Bairstow ramped a short outside off Starc delivery to Peter Handscomb at third man.


With inputs from IANS

Published Date: November 27, 2017 | Updated Date: November 27, 2017

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 124
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114