Ashes Series:- Played in Adelaide. In the second Ashes Test match, hosts Australia set a target of 468 runs in front of England. In reply, the English team was reduced to 192 runs. Australia won this match by 275 runs. like this
Ashes Series Australia beat England in 2nd Ashes Test to take a 2-0 lead
Australia beat England by a huge margin of 275 runs in the second Ashes Test to take a 2-0 lead in the series. In the Day-Night Test held in Adelaide, Australia set a target of 468 runs to win England (Australia vs England). The English team could not stand in front of the Australian attack in the fourth innings. The visiting team was reduced to 192 runs on the fifth day of the match. Earlier, Australia declared the first innings at 473/9. In response to which England’s team could score only 236 runs.
Poor Performance of English team
Despite this, Australia batted itself by not giving follow-on to England. He declared his second innings on 230/9 and set a difficult target of 468 runs in front of England. Due to this big target, the English team had already come under pressure and by the end of the fourth day’s play, had lost 4 wickets for 82 runs. Even on the 5th and last day, none of the English team batsmen could stay on the wicket and lost 6 wickets for 105 runs in the first session till the drinks break.
Butler’s innings didn’t work
English all-rounder Ben Stokes, playing ahead of 3 runs, extended the innings of the England team on the fifth day. At the other end was Ollie Pope. But in the form of Pope, England got the first blow of the 5th day and then Ben Stokes was also out in the 57th over. Stokes could only manage 12 runs. After this, of course, Chris Woakes tried to avoid defeat with Jos Buttler. But Jhye Richardson broke the pair by clean bowling Woakes. Woakes was dismissed after scoring 44 runs. After this, Ollie Robinson also went on after scoring 8 runs. After this Jos Buttler also got hit wicket for 26 runs. He played 207 balls.
Marnus Labuschagne was adjudged player of the match
Australia’s fast bowler Jhye Richardson took the maximum of 5 wickets in the second innings. Apart from this, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc also got 2-2 wickets. Marnus Labuschagne was adjudged player of the match. He scored 103 runs in the first innings and 51 runs in the second innings. The third Test will be played from 26 December.
Butler-Woakes tried to avoid defeat
Australia needed 6 wickets to win on the 5th day of the game. England hoped that Ollie Pope and Ben Stokes would be able to perform some miracle. But it didn’t happen. Start showed the way to the pavilion to Pope and after that Nathan Lyon got Ben Stokes out and prepared a complete blueprint to wrap up England early. However, after this wicketkeeper, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes put a peg on the crease. Both the batsmen added only 61 runs but during this time Butler and Woakes played 190 balls together.