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Ashes Sydney Test LIVE SCORE: Rain stops play again, David Warner, Marcus Harris start well, AUS 30/0: Follow Ashes 4th Test, AUS vs ENG LIVE Updates

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Ashes Sydney Test LIVE SCORE – AUS vs ENG LIVE: Joe Root and England cricket team will attempt to salvage some pride in 4th test of Ashes beginning from Wednesday. On the other hand ruthless Australia just has one thing on mind i.e Ashes whitewash. Will England show some fight in 4th test or already damaged credibility of the iconic series will further get dented? Follow ASHES 4th Test LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

AUS Playing XI: Josh Hazlewood misses out again, Usman Khawaja replaces Travis Head- Follow Ashes Sydney Test Live Updates

Meanwhile, COVID-19 and rain will present logistical challenges to the fourth Ashes Test.

All session times have been moved back 30 minutes. No time has been lost.

  • Updated Session Times:
  • First Session: 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Second Session: 1:40pm – 3:40pm
  • Final Session: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Opening batters David Warner and Marcus Harris ensured that Australia does not lose any wicket in the morning session on Day 1 of the ongoing fourth Ashes Test here at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

At the lunch break, Australia’s score reads 30/0 with Warner (15*) and Harris (11*) currently at the crease. Only 12.3 overs were bowled in the first session. Opting to bat first, opening batters David Warner and Marcus Harris saw out overs, and then rain played spoilsport to force an early lunch. However, play resumed after a brief while and all focus was on England bowlers to see whether they can use the overcast conditions to their advantage.

In the end, Warner and Harris ensured that Australia does not lose a single wicket in the first session of the SCG Test after rain forced an early end.

Ashes Sydney Test LIVE SCORE: Rain stops play again, David Warner, Marcus Harris at crease, AUS 30/0: Follow Ashes 4th Test, AUS vs ENG LIVE Updates

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Australia 1st Innings30/0 (12.1 ov)

David Warner Not out 15 38 3 0 39.47
Marcus Harris Not out 11 35 1 0 31.43
Extra 4 (b 0, w 0, nb 0, lb 4)
Total 30/0 (12.1)
Yet To Bat Marnus LabuschagneSteven SmithUsman KhawajaC GreenAT CareyPat CumminsMitchell StarcSM BolandNathan Lyon
  • Rain interrupts play again. A stop-start first session of the SCG Test due to rain showers, lunch is taken early with play scheduled to restart at 1:30pm local time
  • RAIN! Covers have been called on the pitch. Thundery showers & a moderate breeze is predicted for the day.

  • FOUR! First boundary for David Warner & Australia towards extra cover off Stuart Broad
  • David Warner, Marcus Harris begin innings. James Anderson begins proceedings with the ball.

5:12 AM IST: Ashes LIVE: Record Alert! England’s James Anderson is now most capped Test player after Sachin Tendulkar

5:04 AM IST: Australia opt to bat, Joe Root’s England to bowl at SCG

England XI: Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jonathan Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

Australia XI: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitch Starc, Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon

4:33 AM IST: The coin toss has been delayed. It will now be held at 5 am with the match commencing at 5.30 am

AUS vs ENG LIVEASHES 4th Test LIVE Updates: Without a single century or five-wicket haul to their collective name in three heavy losses in the series to date, the tourists have only pride to play for when they take to Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for day one on Wednesday.

Day three on Friday will mark exactly 11 years since England last won a Test match Down Under, a famous January morning when Andrew Strauss’s side mopped up the remaining three Australian wickets to secure an innings and 83-run victory.

A crowd of 19,000 England fans celebrated wildly at the SCG as the wickets tumbled to seal an emphatic 3-1 series triumph built on disciplined bowling and big batting.

Since that morning, England have managed to eke out just a single draw in 13 Tests over three tours and the last two Ashes Tests in Sydney have resulted in humiliating defeats.

Australia have enjoyed dominance for lengthy periods before, and England will feel they can still be competitive on home soil, but the lustre of the Ashes so apparent in 2011 has dulled considerably over the last month.

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Ashes Sydney Test LIVE SCORE – England Playing XI: Preparations for the Sydney Test have been as complicated as the rest of the tour with England coach Chris Silverwood unable to travel with the squad because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the camp.

The under-utilised Stuart Broad has finally been brought back into the bowling attack for the match and England fans will be hoping it is not a case of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Embattled captain Joe Root, who will not consider his position until after the tour, defiantly maintained that his squad has the talent to challenge Australia at the SCG and in the fifth Test in Hobart.

“We are better than the performances we have put in, and we have two chances to try and get something from the rest of the tour,” he told reporters on Monday.

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Australia Playing XI: Australia, by contrast, could hardly be in better shape as they look to sweep the series to bolster their position in the World Test Championship standings.

Travis Head, who tested positive for COVID-19, will be replaced in the middle order by Usman Khawaja, who made his Test debut in the 2011 Ashes Test at the SCG.

Paceman Josh Hazlewood is still struggling with a side strain he picked up in the series opener in Brisbane so the selectors have stuck with Scott Boland.

Boland’s six for seven in the second innings on his Test debut helped the hosts to an innings and 14-run victory in Melbourne, underlining the current depth of Australian fast bowling.

Glenn McGrath, one of Australia’s all-time great pacemen, is likely to be absent from the SCG after testing positive for COVID-19 but his breast cancer charity will again turn the ground pink on day three of the Test.

McGrath will perhaps be comforted a little by the knowledge that his traditional Ashes prediction of a 5-0 whitewash for Australia remains very much on the cards.

Following is a fact box on the fourth Ashes Test match between Australia and England, which starts on Wednesday.

WHERE?
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney – Capacity: 48,000

WHEN?

January 5 to 9. Play starts at 10:30 a.m. local time (2330 GMT Tuesday)

AUSTRALIA (World ranking: 3)
Team: Pat Cummins (captain), David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland.
Coach: Justin Langer

ENGLAND (World ranking: 4)
Team: Joe Root (captain), Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
Coach: Chris Silverwood

WHAT THE BOOKMAKERS SAY*
Australia win: 6/5
England win: 9/1
Draw: Evens

MATCH OFFICIALS
Umpires: Rod Tucker (Australia), Paul Reiffel (Australia)
TV umpire: Paul Wilson (Australia)
Match referee: Steve Bernard (Australia)

HISTORY
Previous Australia v England Tests in Sydney

Matches: 56
Australia wins: 27
England wins: 22

Draws: 7
YEAR WINNERS MARGIN
1882 Australia 5 wickets
1882 Australia 6 wickets
1883 England 69 runs
1883 Australia 4 wickets
1885 Australia 6 runs
1885 Australia 8 wickets
1887 England 13 runs
1887 England 71 runs
1888 England 126 runs
1892 Australia 72 runs
1894 England 10 runs
1895 Australia inns & 147 runs
1897 England 9 wickets
1898 Australia 6 wickets
1901 England inns & 124 runs
1902 Australia 7 wickets
1903 England 5 wickets
1904 England 157 runs
1907 Australia 2 wickets
1908 Australia 49 runs
1911 Australia 146 runs
1912 England 70 runs
1920 Australia 377 runs
1921 Australia 9 wickets
1924 Australia 193 runs
1925 Australia 307 runs
1928 England 8 wickets
1932 England 10 wickets
1933 England 8 wickets
1936 England inns & 22 runs
1946 Australia inns & 33 runs
1947 Australia 5 wickets
1951 Australia inns & 13 runs
1954 England 38 runs
1955 Match drawn
1959 Match drawn
1963 Australia 8 wickets
1963 Match drawn
1966 England inns & 93 runs
1971 England 299 runs
1971 England 62 runs
1975 Australia 171 runs
1979 England 93 runs
1979 England 9 wickets
1980 Australia 6 wickets
1983 Match drawn
1987 Australia 55 runs
1988 Match drawn
1991 Match drawn
1995 Match drawn
1999 Australia 98 runs
2003 England 225 runs
2007 Australia 10 wickets
2011 England inns & 83 runs
2014 Australia 281 runs
2018 Australia inns & 123 runs

SERIES
First Test Australia won by nine wickets at the Gabba
Second Test Australia won by 275 runs at the Adelaide Oval
Third Test Australia won by innings and 14 runs
Fifth Test January 14-18 Bellerive Oval (Hobart)

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