SBS – Warner was on 83 and Cameron Bancroft on 19 after home captain Steve Smith won the toss and had no hesitation putting his side into bat on a flat Melbourne Cricket Ground wicket.

Summary

  • Warner was on 83 and Cameron Bancroft on 19 after home captain Steve Smith won the toss and had no hesitation putting his side into bat on a flat Melbourne Cricket Ground wicket.
  • Australia made one change to their side from the third test with right-arm pace bowler Jackson Bird coming in for injured left-armer Mitchell Starc.
  • England also made one change to the side that lost by an innings and 41 runs in Perth with Surrey seamer Tom Curran making his debut after Craig Overton was ruled out with a broken rib.
  • With front-line quicks James Anderson and Stuart Broad comfortably repelled, the 22-year-old South Africa-born Curran was introduced after Warner raised his fifty and went for four off his third ball, Bancroft slashing an edge over the slips.
  • Moeen Ali was inserted in the final over before lunch and was smashed for a six over his head by Warner with the third ball.


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