Unwell Smith adds to Australia woes
Australia captain Steve Smith will take to the field for day three of the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne, despite not feeling 100 per cent.
Paceman Pat Cummins felt the effects of an upset stomach on Wednesday, forced to leave the MCG on several occasions, though he carried on against England.
A stomach bug seems to be sweeping through the Australia team, with Smith also feeling unwell, according to Cricket Australia.
However, the in-form skipper will be on the ground as Australia – who have already reclaimed the Ashes courtesy of an unassailable 3-0 series lead – look to wrestle control back from England.
Captain Steve Smith is not feeling 100% but he will take the field today #Ashes— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 27, 2017
Alastair Cook posted a timely century – his 32nd Test ton – to lead England to 192-2 in response to Australia's 327.
Cook resumed on 104 not out, alongside captain Joe Root (49 not out), after the pair put on an unbroken 112-run partnership.