England v Australia day one snapshot

Joe Root's dismissal by Pat Cummins sparked England's collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test.
Joe Root's dismissal by Pat Cummins sparked England's collapse on day one of the fifth Ashes Test.

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