Steve Smith‘s century propelled Australia to 326 for six at stumps on Day One of the third Ashes 2013-14 Test, at Perth, on Friday.
After captain Maichael Clarke won the toss and decided to put a score on the board, Australia lost Chris Rogers early in the day. Shane Watson too didn’t last long, before edging one to Graeme Swann at second slip. Michael Clarke too lost his wicket cheaply.
On the other end, David Warner brought up his half-century, and was looking solid before gifting a catch to Michael Carberry at backward point, off Graeme Swann’s bowling.
Steven Smith along with Brad Haddin
shared the most important partnership of the day, thereafter. Their 124-run stand revived Australia from 143 for five to their present score.
After Brad Haddin got out, Mitchell Johnson also added some quickfire valuable runs.
Australia 326 for 6 (David Warner 60, Steve Smith 103*, Brad Hadin 55; Graeme Swann 2 for 71, Stuart Broad 2 for 78) vs England.