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Ashes: Australia reach 326 on day 1

Sydney: Steve Smith's third test century and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's half century sparked a strong comeback for Australia after a top order collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes test at the Sydney Cricket
India TV News Desk January 03, 2014 13:37 IST
India TV News Desk
Sydney: Steve Smith's third test century and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's half century sparked a strong comeback for Australia after a top order collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes test at the Sydney Cricket ground on Friday.
  


Smith's near-flawless 115 and a 128-run partnership with Haddin (75) took Australia to 326 all out after the hosts had slumped to 97-5 shortly after lunch.
   
Ben Stokes took 6-99 including three wickets in the final over of the Australian innings to try to give England some much needed momentum heading into its first innings.
   
But Mitchell Johnson struck early to remove Michael Carberry for a duck to leave England at 8-1 at stumps. Johnson (1-3) had Carberry spectacularly caught at leg slip by Nathan Lyon after fending a short ball off his ribs in the fourth over for his 32nd wicket of the series.