Monday 9 December 2013 

Australia Wrap Up Another Crushing Win

Australia players celebrate
Australian players celebrate their huge win over England in Adelaide
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Australia 570-9 dec. & 132-3 dec. beat
England 172 & 312 (Root 87) by 218 runs
Second Ashes Test, Adelaide
Scorecard | Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Australia dismissed England for 312 on day five of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide to wrap up a crushing 218-run win and go 2-0 up in the five-game series.

England had been set 531 to win and with some rain around early on, their slim hopes of saving the match improved slightly but once play got underway, Australia duly reasserted their dominance.

Peter Siddle finished with four for 57 as the home side needed just 11.4 overs to finish England off.

Stuart Broad decided that he was going to play some shots and after pulling Siddle for six tried to go for the shot again but tis time, didn't get enough of it and was caught by Nathan Lyon at deep square leg off the fifth ball of the day.

Matthew Prior then took as much of the strike as he could, using the opportunity to get some time in the middle and runs under his belt, hitting 12 fours in 102 balls before he fell to Siddle, caught by Ryan Harris.

Before then, Graeme Swann had edged Harris to Michael Clarke at slip for six and the end for England came when Monty Panesar (0) drove Harris to Chris Rogers at cover.

Harris finished with figures of three for 54, Mitchell Johnson one for 73, Nathan Lyon one for 78 and Steve Smith one for 43.

The final hour put the gloss on a complete performance from Australia over five days in which England had hardly had a look in.

Centuries from Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin set them up to declare on 570 for nine and Johnson's seven for 40 then dismissed England for 172.

More runs for David Warner guided Australia to 132 for three at which point they declared and asked England to either score 531 to win or bat for two days.

They could do neither, although will take some heart from the fight they showed to bat through day four with Joe Root's 87 particularly impressive.

The two sides meet again in Perth from Thursday 13th December.

© Cricket World 2013

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Fixtures & Results

21st-25th November: 1st Test, Gabba, Brisbane
AUS 295 & 401-7d. beat ENG 136 & 179 by 381 runs
5th-9th December: 2nd Test, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
AUS 570-9d & 132-3d beat ENG 172 & 312 by 218 runs
13th-17th December: 3rd Test, WACA, Perth
AUS 385 & 369-8 d. beat ENG 251 & 353 by 150 runs
26th-30th December: 4th Test, MCG, Melbourne
AUS 204 & 231-2 beat ENG 255 & 179 by 8 wickets
3rd-7th January: 5th Test, SCG, Sydney
AUS 326 & 274 beat ENG 155 & 166 by 281 runs