Steven Smith blasted a ton and shared a valuable partnership of 127 runs with Brad Haddin for the 6th wicket while the hosts grabbed an early wicket of England.
The Kangaroos bowlers well led by Nathan Lyon brought their side towards a consecutive victory vs. England who faced another batting collapse in the 4th Test.
The middle order batsman of England, Kevin Pietersen, rescued his side with an unbeaten fifty when most of the batsmen surrendered even after a reasonable start.
Australia got a reasonable 1st innings lead vs. England as David Warner stabilized their position with a century after sharing a hefty stand with Chris Rogers.
The English skipper along with Michael Carberry provided a reasonable opening stand vs. Australia whereas their middle order was unable to utilize strong base.
The sensational fast bowling from the Australian speedster, Mitchell Johnson, crushed the English batting and the visitors lost the 1st Test by a huge margin.
The Australian skipper, Michael Clarke, along with David Warner plundered centuries and put their team on top against the visiting England in the opening Test.
The Australian wicket keeper, Brad Haddin, along with Mitchell Johnson stabilised the first innings after Stuart Broad removed their top order cheaply.
A maiden Test ton by the middle order batsman of Australia, Steven Smith, consolidated the position of the visitors vs. England in the ongoing 5th Test at Oval.