2017 Ashes MCG Test: Day 2 from Melbourne

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2017 Ashes MCG Test: Day 2 from Melbourne Mitchell Marsh. Photo: AAP Image/Joe Castro
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Alastair Cook of England makes his way from the field after the end of the day’s play. Photo: AAP Image/Julian Smith

Jackson Bird. Photo: AAP Image/Joe Castro

David Warner of Australia (left) and Alastair Cook of England shake hands after the end of the day’s play. Photo: AAP Image/Julian Smith

Alastair Cook in full flow. Photo: AAP Image/Julian Smith

Jackson Bird. Photo: AAP Image/Joe Castro

Alastair Cook edges the ball in front of Steve Smith at first slip off Nathan Lyon in the last session. Photo: Wayne Ludbey

Alastair Cook looks up towards the sky after scoring is century then returns to his crease. Photo: Wayne Ludbey

Joe Root: Photo: AAP Image/Joe Castro

Alistair Cook. Photo: AAP Image/Julian Smith

Fans of England react after Alastair Cook’s century. Photo: AAP Image/Julian Smith

Pat Cummins. Photo: AAP Image/Julian Smith

Josh Hazelwood. Photo: AAP Image/Julian Smith

Nathan Lyon catches Mark Stoneman caught and bowled in the middle session. Photo: Wayne Ludbey

Nathan Lyon is given out LBW to James Anderson to end Australia’s first innings. Photo: AAP Image/Julian Smith

TweetFacebookAlastair Cook wound the clock back to post a potentially career-saving century on a day Australia’s over-reliance on Steve Smith was exposed, leaving the hosts in a grim struggle in the fourth Test.

The second day crowd of 67,882 came to the MCG expecting another ton from the Australian skipper only to see the home side crumble with the bat as England enjoyed one of its best days on what has been a miserable campaign.

Australia had been well placed to post another gargantuan first innings total but its hopes of inflicting a third straight whitewash on home soil now hang in the balance.

The visitors were 2/192 at stumps on the second day after Australia suffered a dramatic batting collapse in which it lost 7/67 to be all out for 327.

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