A mediocre batting effort, sparked by excellent bowling from Pat Cummins, caused India to fall well short of Australia’s first-innings total in Sydney.
The Sydney Sixers beat the Perth Scorchers by six wickets in Sydney during the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), thanks to a masterclass century from captain and Player of the Match Ellyse Perry.
Former Aussie skipper Steve Smith looked horribly out of sorts during an impromptu net session against the Australian pace attack of Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc in the SCG nets. It certainly would have given the bowlers confidence ahead of the first Test against India.
Australia duly wrapped up the fifth and final Ashes Test by an innings and 123 runs, winning the series 4-0.
A 107-run stand between Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith piled the pressure on England on day two of the final Ashes Test in Sydney.
Two quick wickets swung the day in Australia’s favour in the fifth Ashes Test as England closed day one on 233-5 in Sydney.