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Smith denied as England hit back with five wickets

Smith denied as England hit back with five wickets

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Australia captain Steve Smith was denied his fourth straight Boxing Day Test century on Wednesday as England battled back with five wickets to leave the hosts at 326 for eight at lunch on day two.


Smith denied as England hit back with five wickets

Britain, as of now a lost 3-0 down in the five-coordinate arrangement, rejected Smith, Mitchell and Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine and Jackson Bird to take five for 82 in the primary session in heating temperatures.

Debutant Tom Curran commended his first Test wicket as Smith slashed a short, wide conveyance on to his stumps on 76, only 30 minutes into the second day's play.

In the past three show-stopper Boxing Day Tests, Smith had scored 192 against India, 134 not out against the West Indies and an unbeaten 165 a year ago against Pakistan.

Britain got more return for knocking down some pins wide of the stumps when Mitchell Marsh additionally delayed a Chris Woakes conveyance for nine after his 181 in the third Test in Perth.

His senior sibling, Shaun, lost a leg before wicket survey on 61 off 148 balls to Stuart Broad.

It was Shaun Marsh's second 50 years of the arrangement in the wake of scoring an unbeaten 126 in the second Adelaide Test.

Paine turned into the third batsman to slash on to his stumps in the session for 24, giving James Anderson his second wicket, while Bird fell leg before wicket to Broad for four.

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