ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA DAY ONE OF THE FIFTH TEST SNAPSHOT
STATE OF PLAY: England 8-271
MAN OF THE DAY: Mitch Marsh. Vindicated his surprise call-up with an inspired spell of bowling after tea which saw the West Australian allrounder swing the ball prodigiously as he took a career-best 4-34 to put Australia in full control of the match.
KEY MOMENT: Joe Root's dismissal to a superb ball from Pat Cumins that seamed back off the pitch to hit off stump, sparked a collapse that saw England lose 5-56 having looked well set at 3-170.
STAT OF THE DAY: Root's 57 was his 45th half-century in 84 matches - but only 16 those he has converted into three figures.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I was like a kid at Christmas. Through a long series like this, being 12th man, it can be a long journey. But I try to have a positive impact on the group as much as I can, work away in the background, and wait for my opportunity." A delighted Mitch Marsh.
Australian Associated Press