Nathan Lyon took in charge of the bowling as England lost 4 wickets, still trailing by 210 runs at stumps of day four of the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Joe Root’s struggled unbeaten 42 came from 124 deliveries with no big shots to offer. Any slender English hopes of saving the match might still carries in the bat of Root who will start the final day afresh with Jonny Bairstow.
Veteran English opener Alastair Cook made no remark in the second innings after his first innings 39 (104 balls). And Starc tumbled down Stoneman on the other side of the crease befitted England at the score of 15 with two batsmen returned to the pavilion.
Earlier, Australia declared their innings putting a massive 649 on the board powered by three centuries on the line up.
Usman Khawaja fall short of what could be an exquisite double ton, stumped by Bairstow off Mason Crane scoring 171 runs, the highest among three centurions of Australia’s first innings.
Australia witnessed another hundred and fifty passed innings from Shaun Marsh. Before getting fall short of the crease, Marsh made 156 runs (291 balls); both Khawaja and Marsh hit 18 fours each with Khawaja one six to offer with that.
Mitchell Marsh was the last to reach the Ashes ton this year for Australia. Rather destructive in effort, Marsh’s 101 runs came from 141 balls; he hit 15 fours and 2 sixes in his innings.
In the opening portion of the game, England’s first innings settled at 346 runs.