Tuesday, 26 December 2017 - 15:22
Warner's century lightens MCG


David Warner hit his 21st Test century and skipper Steve Smith reached 65 not out helping Australia to reach 244 for 3 at close on day 1 of 'Boxing Day' Test against England at Melbourne Cricket Grounds today (26).
This is the 4th match of the Ashes Test series which is led by Australia 3 nil.
Earlier, Smith won the toss and opted to bat first.
Warner added 122 runs for the first wicket with Cameron Bancroft.
Chris Woakes had struck the first blow when he trapped Bancroft lbw on 26, ending a difficult stay for the opener.
On 99, Warner skied an easy catch off debutant Tom Curran. But it was a no-ball.
A little later, James Anderson took his 519th Test wicket, drawing level with Courtney Walsh, when Warner edged behind for 103 to a delivery that moved away just enough.
It was also 100th Ashes wicket for James Anderson.
He became the 37th bowler to take hundred or more wickets against a single opposition.
Anderson is also the eighth cricketer and fifth pacer from England to achieve this in Ashes Tests.
Stuart Broad ended a 69-over wicketless streak when he lured Usman Khawaja into an edge behind on 17 from 65 balls.
At stumps, Shaun Marsh was 31 not out and he added an unbroken 84-run partnership for the 4th wicket.

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