The Ashes: Australia 149-4 at tea, day 4; leads by 271 runs in 4th test

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Australia reached 149-4 astatine beverage connected the 4th time to pb by 271 runs but England's bowlers kept the hosts propulsion for speedy runs successful cheque successful a finely balanced league of the 4th Ashes cricket test

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Australia reached 149-4 astatine beverage connected the 4th time to pb by 271 runs but England's bowlers kept the hosts propulsion for speedy runs successful cheque successful a finely balanced league of the 4th Ashes cricket trial connected Saturday.

Australia added 83 runs successful the league for the nonaccomplishment of the cardinal wickets of Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith arsenic it pursued a imaginable match-winning pb but inactive let capable clip to vessel England retired successful its 2nd innings and instrumentality a 4-0 bid lead.

At the interruption astatine the Sydney Cricket Ground, Usman Khawaja was 35 not retired and Cameron Green was connected 26, sharing a 63-run concern which helped dependable Australia from an earlier wobble astatine 86-4.

Mark Wood, who has troubled each of Australia's batsmen with his gait this series, struck soon aft luncheon having Labuschagne (29) caught down the wicket for the 3rd consecutive innings.

After earlier taking Marcus Harris' wicket for 27, Jack Leach bowled his champion spell of the bid aft luncheon and was rewarded with the prize wicket of Smith for 23, bowling the prima batsman with a transportation that kept debased of the SCG pitch.

England has not scored implicit 300 successful an innings this bid which possibly indicates the pb Australia skipper Pat Cummins is looking for earlier declaring and attacking the tourists' susceptible batting apical bid aboriginal Saturday.

Rain is forecast successful Sydney for aboriginal Saturday and Sunday which whitethorn power the timing of a declaration for Australia.

Earlier, Australia rapidly wrapped up England's archetypal innings for 294 and past reached 66-2 astatine luncheon arsenic openers David Warner (3) and Marcus Harris (27) perished playing astatine balls they could person left.

The Australians person already clinched the five-test bid with wins successful the archetypal 3 tests but are inactive chasing a effect successful the rain-affected 4th lucifer successful Sydney.

Resuming Saturday astatine 258-7, England could lone muster different 36 runs arsenic Nathan Lyon, past Scott Boland rapidly mopped up the little bid to found a first-innings pb of 122 runs.

Lyon (2-88) struck successful the 3rd implicit the morning, teasing Jack Leach into a large changeable but was easy caught by Pat Cummins for 10.

Boland, returning with the all-clear aft needing a scan connected his ribs pursuing a autumn portion helium was bowling conscionable earlier beverage connected Friday, yet ended Jonny Bairstow's defiant innings astatine 113. Bairstow faced 158 balls, hitting 8 boundaries and 3 sixes.

Boland past had Stuart Broad caught down for 15 to extremity the innings. Boland finished with 4-36 successful different awesome show pursuing his exceptional debut successful Melbourne, wherever helium took six wickets for 7 runs successful the 2nd innings.

England bowled good to Australia's openers, with Wood (2-44) having Warner borderline down to substitute wicketkeeper Ollie Pope who has replaced the injured Jos Buttler.

Leach (2-52) past struck soon earlier luncheon erstwhile helium had Harris caught behind.

Over the archetypal 2 rain-affected days astatine the SCG, Australia made 416-8 declared with Khawaja scoring 137 successful his archetypal trial since 2019.

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