Australia fightback with Smith's magnificient ton

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Australia fightback with Smith's magnificient ton

England vs Australia - First Test Ashes - Full Scorecard

Steve Smith brought struggling Australia back in the First Test against England atBirmingham with a maginifient ton. Australia were struggling at 122/8 before Smith added 88 runs for the ninth wicket.

Earlier the day, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. Having lost wickets in early succession, Australia needed some runs and Smith showed his class when it required. Smith scored 144 runsbefore getting bowled by Stuart Broad. Travis Head contributed 35 runs while Peter Siddle scored crucial 44 runs towards the lower order. Nathan Llyon remained unbeaten on 12 runs.

Stuart Broad was the pick of the bowlers for England as he finished with the figures of 86-5. Chris Woakes picked up 3 wickets while Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali shared a wicket each.

England have already started their inning and are 10/0 from 2 overs.

Match Summary at the End of Day 1:
England 10 for 0
trail
Australia 284 (Smith 144, Broad 5-86)
by 274 runs