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Ashes: Joe Root, Dawid Malan take England to 233/5 on Day 1

by Athar Ansari Jan 04, 2018 • 17:09 PM

Sydney, Jan 4 (CRICKETNMORE) - Skipper Joe Root (83) and Dawid Malan (55 batting) struck a half-century each as England posted 233/5 against Australia on the opening day of the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground here on Thursday.

Malan, who notched up his fifth Test half-century, remained unbeaten in his 160-ball innings which contained five boundaries when umpires called it a day.

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For Australia, pacers Pat Cummins (2/44) and Josh Hazelwood (2/47) returned two wickets each. 

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