ADELAIDE: Australia defeated England by 120 runs in the Adelaide Test on Wednesday, Samaa reported.
ENGLAND 2ND INNINGS
OVER: 84.2 | England: 233/10 (lose by 120 runs)
WICKET: Jonny Bairstow b Starc 36 (57b 5×4 0x6) SR: 63.15. And that’s all over. Mitchell Starc ends the match in style by making a mess of Bairstow’s furniture. He ends up with 5 for 88 as Australia take 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
END OF OVER:84 | 5 Runs | England: 229/9
Five runs scored from the over bowled by Josh Hazlewood as Bairstow struck a boundary.
END OF OVER:83 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | England: 224/9
WICKET: Stuart Broad c Paine b Starc 8 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66. He edged the ball to wicketkeeper Tim Paine and Mitchell Starc picked his fourth wicket of the match.
END OF OVER:82 | 9 Runs | England: 220/8
Jonny Bairstow and Stuart Broad picked up nine runs in the overs. Stuart Board struck a boundary off Josh Hazlewood.
END OF OVER:81 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | England: 211/8
WICKET: Craig Overton lbw b Starc 7 (34b 1×4 0x6) SR: 20.58. Starc managed to dismiss Overtan with an inswinger which came crashing down his pads and the umpire raised his finger up.
Australia lead the five-match Ashes 2017-18 series 2-0.
England started the fifth and final day’s play at 176/4 with Joe Root and Chris Woakes at the crease on 67 and five runs respectively. However, it was the Australians who dominated the day’s proceedings.
Woakes could not add anything to his score as he was caught behind from the bowling of Josh Hazlewood and the side was reduced to 176/5. Hazlewood struck once again as Root was dismissed in a similar fashion after making just one run in the day.
England then became 188/7 as Moeen Ali was trapped leg-before from the bowling of Nathan Lyon after scoring just two runs.
Craig Overtan and Jonny Bairstow put up an 18-run partnership before was dismissed leg before the tail-ender was trapped leg before to Starc after scoring seven runs.
Stuart Broad and Bairstow also made a partnership of before Paine took his third catch of the innings, this time from the bowling of Mitchell Starc.
Starc claimed his fifth victim of the innings as he bowled out Bairstow for 36 runs and England were back in the pavilion for 233 runs.
Story first published: 6th December 2017