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Ashes 2017/18, 5th Test, Day 3: 5 things we learnt from the day

Australia were 479/4 at stumps leading by 133 runs.


Australia v England - Fifth Test: Day 3
Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh helped Australia to a huge lead on day 3

A daddy hundred from Usman Khawaja and a sturdy 98* from Shaun Marsh took Australia to the lead on day 3 of a sluggish Test match at Sydney. Both the left-handers were more than content to block away and score only when necessary leading to a rather orthodox day of Test cricket. Things brightened up as Mitchell Marsh walked out to the middle and after settling down unleashed his wide array of strokes.

Five of Australia's six batsmen to bat made scores of 50 or more on a batting paradise at Sydney. Moeen Ali and Mason Crane bowled well for the English on a slightly turning surface but couldn't break Australia's dogged resistance led by Usman Khawaja. Eventually, the day ended with the hosts firmly in the driving seat.


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