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2017 Ashes MCG Test: Day 1 live from Melbourne

26 December 2017 6:43 AM
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2017 Ashes MCG Test: Day 1 live from Melbourne

Essentially Australia have the slight upper hand in what has been a fairly dour and even opening day of the Boxing Day Test.

Undoubtedly the highlight was the dramatic 41st over, bowled by English debutant Tom Curran.

He looked to have taken his maiden Test wicket when he managed to get David Warner, on 99, to misjudge one and spoon a catch to mid-wicket. But the video review showed the young seamer had over-stepped the crease and it was a no ball.

Warner duly flicked the next delivery off his hip to register his 21st Test century. He celebrated with a fist pump and his trademark leap, and was soon engaged in in some heated words with several of the English fieldsman, who no doubt reminded him of his lucky break.


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