Dawid Malan celebrates his century on day one of the third Ashes test in Perth yesterday. Criticised for electing to bowl in the second test defeat in Adelaide, Root was rewarded this time with three of his batsmen passing 50. "Tomorrow the first hour is crucial for us," Malan told reporters after celebrating his maiden ton in his eighth test. The last of them reprieved lefthander Malan, on 92, off the first delivery with the second new ball from a frustrated Mitchell Starc late in the day. England number three James Vince contributed 25 in a 63-run stand with Stoneman before being caught behind off Hazlewood before lunch.
Source: Otago Daily Times December 14, 2017 19:07 UTC