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Dec 14, 2013
Steve Smith’s 111 has helped Australia post a formidable first innings total of 385 on Day Two of the third Test at Perth.
The average first innings score at Perth is 309 and Australia will be happy to have scored more than that. England pacers focused more on the short balls on the first day whereas on the second morning they pitched it up a reaped results. Resuming overnight on 326 for six, Stuart Broad struck in the second over of the morning got a ball to move away from Mitchell Johnson who went forward defensive push and was caught behind, Soon, James Anderson got the wicket of the other overnight batsman Steve Smith.
Though the umpire had turned down the caught behind appeal against Smith, England went for a review. Their decision proved right as the reviews spotted a faint edge and the umpire’s decision was overturned. Australia managed to sneak a few runs with the edges flying between gully and slips. The last pair of Peter Siddle and Nathan Lyon scored a few runs to extend the Australian score.
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