3 Jan 2014

Haddin saves Australia in Sydney

5:21 pm on 3 January 2014

Brad Haddin has continued his remarkable Ashes series, salvaging Australia's innings on the opening day of the final test against England in Sydney.

After being sent into bat on a green seaming wicket at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia found themselves in trouble as they slumped to 97 for five, with Stuart Broad and the New Zealand-born, Ben Stokes, taking two wickets each.

However Haddin, who is now averaging 74.83 for the series, combined with Steve Smith for an unbeaten 104 run partnership to get Australia to 201 for five at tea.

Haddin was on 59, while Smith's nearing his 50 on 48.