International cricket chiefs said on Thursday that they have found no evidence of match-fixing during the third Ashes Test between Australia and England.
Australia ruthlessly extinguished England's resistance to claim an innings victory in the fifth Ashes Test and complete a 4-0 series rout
The Marsh brothers became only the third set of brothers to score centuries in the same innings for Australia.
The Australians amassed a massive 303-run innings lead in blistering heat and then reduced the battle-weary tourists to 93 for four at the close with a day to play.
Khawaja top scored with 171 while Shaun Marsh finished unbeaten on 98 after Steve Smith fell for 83 as Australia built a substantial lead.
Smith, with three centuries in this five-match series, has been the bane of the England team and was potentially heading towards another ton.
Root was out to a superb diving catch by Mitchell Marsh at square leg for 83 in the day's penultimate over
Australia, denied a sweep in the Ashes series, will be keen to seal a 4-0 verdict.
Chief selector Trevor Hohns said ODI specialist Maxwell was omitted over consistency concerns, while Tim Paine takes the wicketkeeping gloves from Wade following his outstanding form in the Ashes Test series.
Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc is in line to return to Australia's bowling line-up with second spinner Ashton Agar unlikely to play in Thursday's final Ashes Test against England.
ICC rated the Melbourne pitch as 'poor' under the ICC Pitch and Outfield Monitoring Process.
Trailing 3-0 and the Ashes lost, England are considering a possible team change for the fifth Sydney Test with Moeen Ali's place under threat and Crane pushing for his first cap.
Agar played in both Tests against Bangladesh this year and said he was ready to take on England if he got his chance in Thursday's Sydney Test.
Steve Smith ended the year 2017 as the highest run-getter in Tests with 1,305 runs at an average of 76.76.
Australia only lost two wickets on the fifth day but coasted through after lunch to finish on 263 for four with Mitchell Marsh not out on 29.
Extended hours will be played on the final day on Saturday as England press for their first win of the series, in which Australia hold an unbeatable 3-0 lead.
Controversy erupted at the MCG when Australian opener Usman Khawaja dived forward to take Stuart Broad's catch at deep mid-wicket.
Alastair Cook's fifth double-century also catapulted him above West Indian Brian Lara to become the sixth highest run-getter in Test cricket with 11,956.