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Australia vs England, 2nd Test Day 2: Australia in complete control

After a successful day one, things stayed in Australia's favour after declaring on 473/9 and getting England to 17/2 before day break today in the 2nd Test at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.

Match Summary

Australia vs England, 2nd Test (D/N), The Ashes

Australia 473/9d (150.4 ov)

England *17/2 (8.4 ov)

Day Break: Day 2 England trail by 456 runs.


After a successful first day for Australia, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne seeing them to a good score, their form continued into the second. Steven Smith (93) and a Alex Carey half century getting them to 473/9 before declaring. Ben Stokes (3/118) and James Anderson (2/58) among the wicket takers to push Australia to an end.

Things just got worse for England, as Rory Burns was gone in the 2nd over. And worse, Haseeb Hameed joining Rory not much later, England heading in at day break 17/2 thanks to being saved by the weather.

Match Stats

Australia Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Marcus Harris - 7.3 ov), 2-176 (David Warner - 64.2 ov), 3-241 (Marnus Labuschagne - 97.5 ov), 4-291 (Travis Head - 110.3 ov), 5-294 (Cameron Green - 111.3 ov), 6-385 (Steven Smith - 138.6 ov), 7-390 (Alex Carey - 140.4 ov), 8-448 (Michael Neser - 149.1 ov), 9-473 (Jhye Richardson - 150.4 ov)

England Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Rory Burns - 2.1 ov), 2-12 (Haseeb Hameed - 6.2 ov)

Playing XI

AUSTRALIA - Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (C), Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (WK), Michael Neser, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson

ENGLAND - Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, Stuart Broad

Match Details

Date: 16th December, 04:00 AM

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Toss: Australia won the toss & elected to bat

Umpires: Paul Wilson, Rod Tucker

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