Australia led by 188 after evicting England at Sydney.
SYDNEY- Australia had lunch at two for 66 on Saturday’s fourth day in the 4th Ashes match. It increased their advantage against England to 188 after evicting the tourists with 294 runs in the opening hour of the test.
England eliminated Australia’s openers before the break began, and fielder substitute Ollie Pope trapped behind both. He was keeping wickets for the injury-stricken Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow.
David Warner was the first to go off for three after taking a scratch on an angled Mark Wood delivery.
At the same time, Marcus Harris had scored 27 after being misled into making a mistake with an attempt to drive due to The spin by Jack Leach.
Marnus Labuschagne, who was 28, not out at the time of the break, will return along with Steve Smith, who was unbeaten with eight and hoping to increase the lead, with the eye on a third declaration.
In the previous game, Scott Boland was again prominent as Australia quickly smashed England’s last three batsmen for addition in 36 more runs score at the start of the day and a lead in the first innings of 122.
Nathan Lyon removed fellow spinner Leach for 10 runs before Boland stopped Bairstow’s marathon score of 113. Boland then ended the innings by getting Stuart Broad caught behind an edge on the top for 15.
Boland scored 6-7 on his debut as England was beaten by 68 in the second innings of the third Test at Melbourne and gave Australia an innings-long and a 14-run victory that gave them an unbeatable three-point lead for the 5-match match series.
The 32-year old quickly compiled four-36 figures on the morning of Saturday, and he took 11 wickets and the rate of 8.27 after three test innings.
The regular England wicketkeeper Buttler injured his index finger left in the opening innings of Australia’s Day 2 of the test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Bairstow, another wicketkeeper-batsman, also had scans on his right thumb after being struck on the digit by delivery as he hit England’s first century of the series on Friday.
Kent batsman and wicketkeeper Sam Billings was added to the England squad to cover Friday night, with attention on Hobart’s fifth and last test.
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