With the help of fast bowler Mark Wood’s five wickets for 34 runs, England dismissed Australia for 263 runs in their first innings on the first day of the third Ashes Test. England won the toss and decided to bowl first. Leading 2-0 in bowling, Australia lost the wicket of opener Warner (4) in the very first over. At lunch, Australia scored 91 runs for four wickets. In the second session, Mitchell Marsh batted aggressively and scored 118 runs in 118 balls with the help of 17 fours and four sixes. Travis Head scored 39 and Smith, who played the 100th Test of his Test career, contributed 22 runs. By T-time, Australia’s score was 240 for five wickets. Australia lost their last five wickets for 23 runs. Stuart Broad lost two wickets for 58 runs and Chris Walkis lost three wickets for 73 runs.

Smith became the 15th Australian player to play 100 Tests

Senior Australia batsman Steve Smith became the 15th Australian player to complete 100 Tests as he walked into the field for the third Ashes Test against England. Smith scored 9,135 runs in 100 Tests at an average of 59.32 with 32 centuries and 37 half-centuries. He also hit a total of 1,005 fours and 51 sixes. Smith became only the third player in Test history to play 50 or more Tests and average at least 59.00. Smith made his Test debut in 2010 against Pakistan.

Rahul Dev

Cricket Jounralist at Newsdesk

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