England chasing 398 to win the first test

England chasing 398 to win the first test

England vs Australia - Ashes 1st Test - Full Scorecard

Australia have set a target of 398 runs for England to win the first test match of the ongoing series. Steve Smith continued his excellence in the longer format of the game as he completed his 25th Test Century as Australia declared at 487/7.

Steve Smith along with Mathew Wade scored century in the second innings. Smith made 142 while Wade scored 110 runs. Travis Head completed his half century before getting out for 51 runs. Tim Paine made 34 runs. James Pattinson and Pat Cummins remained unbeaten on 47 and 26 runs respectively.

Ben Stokes was the pick of the bowler for England as he finished with the figures of 3-85. Moeen Ali picked up 2 wickets while Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes shared a wicket each.

England have already started the chase as they have scored 13 runs from 7 overs without losing any wicket. Burns (7*) and Jason Roy (6*) will be starting the innings for England in the last day.

Match Summary at the End of Day 4:
England 374 and 13 for 0 (Burns 7*, Roy*) need 385 more runs
to beat
Australia 284 and 487 for 7 dec (Smith 142, Wade 110, Head 51)