Evening Standard – Australia vs England | Ashes first Test | Day two at the Gabba

The day so far | Reporting by David Clough

Steve Smith has led the Australia recovery after England’s bowlers had made a fine start to the Ashes series.


  • Australia skipper Smith scored his side’s first half-century of the series, while Shaun Marsh survived a review for lbw facing Stuart Broad to contribute to an unbeaten 50 partnership.
  • MATCH ACTION 2017-11-24T06:36:43.
  • 2017-11-24T06:04:30.770Z Well well, a mishit from Smith isn’t punished by England in deep square leg, and Australia have another four, and the Aussie skipper follows that up with another from the next ball to delight the Gabba crowd.
  • 2017-11-24T05:53:31.430Z HUGE shout from Broad and Bairstow leads to Root calling for a review – they seem pretty confident they’ve got Shaun Marsh LBW here….But he’s safe, and England have just one appeal remaining now.
  • MATCH ACTION 2017-11-24T05:46:23.360Z Smith drives Broad for four as Australia reach the 90-run milestone.

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