It didn’t look good for England after Australia finished the first day of the Boxing Day test at 3/244 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
But the Brits had a huge morning session, taking five wickets to leave Australia scrambling at 8/326 before lunch.
Three of the five wickets were chopped on.
Australia didn’t fare any better after lunch, and were all out for for 327.
— Wide World of Sports (@wwos) December 27, 2017
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 27, 2017
Australian captain Steve Smith was bowled by English debutant Tom Curran for 76.
It was Curran’s first test wicket, and also the first time Smith has been dismissed at the MCG since December, 2014.
Tom Curran has his first Test wicket and it's only Steve Smith ????
The Aussie skipper goes for 76.
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) December 27, 2017
— Adam Burnett (@AdamBurnett09) December 26, 2017
100% of Tom Curran’s Test wickets are Steve Smith. #Ashes
— Dan Liebke (@LiebCricket) December 27, 2017
Curan’s missed out on taking his first wicket on Day 1, when his dismissal of Dave Warner on 99 was a no ball.
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