Check out the state of play after the first session at the SCG. Australia has reached 248-7 in their second innings of the fifth and final Ashes Test match, a commanding lead for the game of 419 runs as the likelihood of a 5-0 drubbing grows with every hour.
Chris Rogers brought up his second ton for the series, as he provided the backbone of his side’s innings, as he continued his classy knock from day two.
The status-quo of day two quickly took place on Saturday with Chris Rogers and George Bailey continuing their side’s march towards another Test win.
Scoreboard at lunch on the third day of the fifth and final Ashes Test between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday:
Australia 1st innings 326 (S. Smith 115, B. Haddin 75; B. Stokes 6-99):
England 1st innings 155 (B. Stokes 47; P.Siddle 3-23, M. Johnson 3-33, R. Harris 3-36)
Australia 2nd innings (overnight 140 for 4):
Chris Rogers not out 114
David Warner lbw b Anderson 16
Shane Watson c Bairstow b Anderson 9
Michael Clarke c Bairstow b Broad 6
Steve Smith c Cook b Stokes 7
George Bailey c Borthwick b Broad 46
Brad Haddin b Borthwick 28
Mitchell Johnson b Stokes 4
Ryan Harris not out 1
Extras (lb13, w2, nb2) 17
Total (7 wickets; 57 overs) 248
Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Warner), 2-47 (Watson), 3-72 (Clarke), 4-91 (Smith), 5-200 (Bailey), 6-239 (Haddin), 7-244 (Johnson)
Bowling: Anderson 15-6-46-2, Broad 14-1-57-2 (2nb, 1w), Rankin 10-0-37-0, Stokes 10-0-62-2 (1w), Borthwick 4-0-16-1, Pietersen 4-1-17-0
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Marais Erasmus (RSA)
TV umpire: Tony Hill (NZL)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)