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Ashes 2013-14: Chris Rogers’s century helps Australia extend lead to 419 runs at lunch on Day 3 of 5th Test

Chris Rogers scored his third Test century on Day Three of the fifth Ashes 2013-14 Test against England at the SCG © Getty Images
Chris Rogers scored his third Test century on Day Three of the fifth Ashes 2013-14 Test against England at the SCG © Getty Images

By Shrikant Shankar

 

Jan 5, 2014

Australia are at 248 for seven in their second innings at lunch on Day Three of the fifth Ashes 2013-14 Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on January 5, 2014. Chris Rogers scored his third Test century and is batting on 114 and Ryan Harris is on one. They lead England by 419 runs.

The day started with Australia at 140 for four. Stuart Broad began proceedings and Rogers turned one away towards square-leg for a single to get the first runs on the day.

Broad then bowled one full and George Bailey hit it down the ground for a four. Broad then bowled a yorker down the leg side and Bailey flicked it away for another four towards mid-wicket. In the meantime, James Anderson bowled a couple of maidens to Rogers.

Anderson got a thick outside edge off Bailey’s bat, but the ball raced away for a four through the third-man region. Rogers then cut a short delivery from Stokes through gully for a four. Next ball, Ben Stokes bowled straight but Rogers hit it down the ground for another four.

Kevin Pietersen was brought into the attack ahead of leg-spinner Scott Borthwick. He started with a maiden to Bailey. The runs just kept flowing as Rogers drove a full and wide delivery from Anderson through extra-cover for a four. Pietersen dragged one in short and Rogers played it towards backward-point for a four towards third-man.

The batsmen were running quiet well between the wickets as both Bailey and Rogers got a couple of threes. Rogers then cut a short and wide delivery from Pietersen for a four to reach his century. That was his third Test century and all came against England.

Broad bowled a half-volley and Bailey drove it wide of mid-off for a four. Broad then bowled a bouncer next delivery and Bailey (46) pulled it straight to Borthwick at deep square-leg. England’s chief tormentor Brad Haddin got off the mark a single towards square-leg.

After a few unsuccessful attempts at getting the boundaries, Haddin began to find his feet. Stokes bowled one on a back of a length and Haddin moved away to the leg side and played an upper-cut over the gully region for a four. Stokes then bowled a similar delivery and Haddin swatted it away towards long-on for a four.

Borthwick was finally brought into the attack, but he dropped one short and Haddin pulled it wide of mid-on for a four. The next ball was a low full-toss outside off-stump. Haddin (28) again went for a slog, but he inside-edged it onto the stumps.

Mitchell Johnson was the next man in and he gave himself room to a delivery from Stokes and creamed one through wide long-off for a four to get off the mark. On the next delivery, he walked across and got bowled by Stokes. Harris got off the mark with a single towards deep mid-off. Lunch was taken and Australia’s lead over England was 419 runs.

Brief scores:

Australia 326 (Shane Watson 43, Steven Smith 115, Brad Haddin 75; Ben Stokes 6 for 99) and 248 for 7 (Chris Rogers 114*, George Bailey 46; James Anderson 2 for 46) lead England 155 (Ben Stokes 47, Stuart Broad 30*; Peter Siddle 3 for 23, Mitchell Johnson 3 for 33, Ryan Harris 3 for 36) by 419 runs.

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(Shrikant Shankar is a writer/reporter at CricketCountry.com. Previously he has done audio commentary for various matches involving India, Indian Premier League and Champions League Twenty20 for ESPNSTAR.com. You can follow him on Twitter @Shrikant_23)

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