England Captain Joe Root Had To Be Hospitalised For "Severe Dehydration"

England Captain Joe Root Had To Be Hospitalised For

He fielded for three hours and batted for three hours on Sunday, the hottest day on record for a Test in Australia.

It would have been a particularly sweet partnership given Shaun was a controversial selection for the series, his eighth recall to the test line-up being met with disbelief in some quarters, and Mitchell brought in for the third test in Perth.

ENGLAND'S faint hopes of escaping the fifth Ashes Test with a draw are in tatters after captain Joe Root was omitted to hospital this morning with severe dehydration.

The Australians amassed a massive 303-run innings lead in blistering heat and then reduced the battle-weary tourists to 93-4 at the close with a day to play.

"Six months ago I lost my contract and was left out of the test team and didn't know what the future held at this level", Shaun Marsh said.

The damage was minimal, with Cook undone on 10 by a attractive delivery from Nathan Lyon that turned sharply and hit the top of off stump.

On Vince, who nicked off in predictable fashion for 18 on the fourth evening to end his series with an average of 27, Farbrace added: "He's shown some decent starts, some glimpses, and we all think "crikey, this could be the innings".

Dawid Malan followed when Lyon trapped him leg before wicket for 5.

The Chappells were the first Australian brothers to notch centuries in the same innings at The Oval in 1972 with the Waughs the last to do it against England, also at The Oval, in 2001.


"I've been impressed with the way he's gone about it with Davey Warner", the coach said.

"I think emotions sort of got the better of me and I just wanted to give him a hug", he said.

Mitchell was the second to reach the milestone about an hour into the morning with two runs past point and Shaun was in such a hurry to congratulate his little brother that he nearly ran him out. Shaun Marsh was run out for 156 after lunch.

Mitch Marsh was the only wicket to fall in the morning session, bowled by Tom Curran (1-82) for 101, the delivery after reaching his century.

Tim Paine (38 not out) and Pat Cummins (24 not out) combined for a late flurry of runs before Smith's declaration midway through the afternoon session.

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Every year, scores of tourists from across the globe wander into Australia during the summer, cockily assuming they can simply deal with the oppressive conditions we, as a nation, have learned to endure.

"We have just been able to get on top and win those key moments and not let them back in the game which is crucial".

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