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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 India TV News Desk Updated on: January 03, 2014 13:37 IST
England captain Alastair Cook was unbeaten on 7 with nightwatchman James Anderson 1 not out at the end of play.
Smith's second century in three tests came off 142 balls and included 16 boundaries and a six over mid-wicket off Borthwick to move to 99, followed by a four in the same over to reach the milestone to the delight of a boisterous SCG crowd.
For the third time this series, Haddin played a key role in rescuing Australia's innings, scoring his sixth half century of the Australian summer as part of the 128-run stand with Smith to put the hosts in good position to achieve a 5-0 series sweep over England.
However, with his second century of the series beckoning, Haddin mistimed a drive and edged to Cook at first slip for Stokes' third wicket of the innings.

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