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Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 2nd Test, Highlights: Eng are 82/4 on stumps of Day 4

Ashes 2021, Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 2nd Test, Day 4 Highlights: Skipper Joe Root got out in the final over of the day after scoring 24 runs.

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Updated: December 19, 2021 5:46:38 pm
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Ashes 2021, Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 2nd Test, Day 4 Highlights: Australia are in a strong position after the stumps of day 4 as they need just six wickets to win the match on the final day at Adelaide Oval. The Kangaroos once again dominated the final session and are well on their way to claim a lead of 2-0 in the Ashes.

England are still 386 runs behind after loosing Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Rory Burns and skipper Joe Root. Skipper Joe Root did not play the first 80 minutes of the game as he was hit in the abdomen during the warm-up session. He again got hit by Mitchell Starc on the box by a 142kph delivery. He was eventually dismissed by Starc in the last over of the day.

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Michael Neser, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Match EndedEngland tour of Australia, 2021/22 - 2nd Test


473/9 dec (150.4) u0026 230/9 dec (61.0)


236 (84.1) u0026 192 (113.1)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 2nd Test )
Australia beat England by 275 runs

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17:04 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Huge Wicket and stumps on Day 4

Starc finally got rid of Root as he edged the ball and Alex Carey did the rest. Serious blow for English team as skipper Root was sent to the pavilion on the score of 24.  ENG 82/4 after 43.2 overs on Day 4.

16:54 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Joe Root hit on the box

Starc's inswinging delivery went on to hit Root on the abdomen area and he is in serious pain. This is not looking good for Root. ENG 78/3.

16:05 (IST)19 Dec 2021

And gone. Hige wicket for Australia. Great bowling by Richardson. Smith takes a great catch. Burns goes for 34. ENG 70/3 after 31 overs.

15:42 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Root, Burns in the middle

After Neser trapped Malan between the wickets, Burns (30*) and Root (6*) adopt quite a cautious approach. ENG: 57/2 (26 overs)

15:04 (IST)19 Dec 2021
ENG under some pressure

Apart from Malan's boundary against Lyon two overs back, the boundaries have dried up for the visistors. Four maidens in last six overs. Australia are trying to put the batters under pressure through Lyon and Neser. 429 more runs needed. ENG: 39/1 (17 overs)

14:38 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Final session underway!

Burns (22*) starts the final session with a bang! He steps out against Lyon and hits him for a boundary wide of mid-wicket. Starc comes back into the attack and restricts the England batters to just ones and twos. Malan is currently on 5*. ENG: 27/1 (10 overs)

14:15 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Tea break!

A maiden over by Richardson ends the second session. Burns (16*) and Malan (4*) to resume play soon. ENG: 20/1 (8 overs)

14:07 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Burns, Malan hold fort for visitors

After Malan hit Richardson for a boundary right after coming on, Burns finds some rhythm himself too. He upper-cuts a short-ish delivery of Starc and sends it over backward point for his second boundary. 448 more runs to go for England. ENG: 20/1 (7 overs)

13:44 (IST)19 Dec 2021

Richardson gives the hosts an early breakthrough! He gets the ball to seam away from Hameed (0) at the right time, it takes the glove and it goes behind to Carey for a regulation catch. Nine more wickets needed for Australia to make it 2-0. ENG: 4/1 (2 overs)

13:40 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Burns, Hameed open for ENG!

Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed open the second innings for England. Mitchell Starc has the ball for Australia and he starts well enough. But on the third ball, Burns glances a delivery down to fine leg for the first boundary of the innings. ENG: 4/0 (1 over)

13:26 (IST)19 Dec 2021
AUS declare on 230/9, ENG need 468 to win!

Just as Richardson (8) falls to Malan, Australia declares! Green remains unbeaten on 33, helping his side to build a lead of 467. England have four-and-a-half sessions to chase a mammoth target of 468 to level the series. AUS: 230/9-declared (61 overs)

13:19 (IST)19 Dec 2021

Root has another! Starc (19*) takes on the spinner, tries to go big, skies it and it's well caught by Pope. AUS: 216/8 (59.3 overs)

13:15 (IST)19 Dec 2021
AUS lead crosses 450!

Australia are keeping the run-counter ticking at a good rate! Starc (17*) and Green (27*) rally on perfectly in tandem, hitting the big shots and frequently rotating the strikes. All eyes are on the declaration now but the question is... when? AUS: 214/7 (59 overs)

12:57 (IST)19 Dec 2021

Upon his return from injury, Root comes up with the goods! He forces Carey (6) to chop onto the sticks. AUS: 180/7 (54 overs)

12:51 (IST)19 Dec 2021

England are in fine song! Labuschagne (51) falls right after bringing up his fifty and it's the first wicket for Malan! The batter goes for the slog sweep, fails to connect properly and holes it out to deep mid-wicket to the dependable Stokes. AUS: 173/6 (52.3 overs)

12:42 (IST)19 Dec 2021
AUS lead crosses 400!

Labuschagne (46*) and Green (7*) deal only in ones and twos against the attack of Robinson and Woakes. AUS: 163/5 (50 overs)

12:27 (IST)19 Dec 2021

There's the breakthrough England were looking for! Head (51) falls just after reaching his half-century as stand-in skipper Stokes pulls off a blinder of a catch in the deep. A second wicket for Robinson and it's a vital one. On comes Green. AUS: 144/5 (46 overs)

12:16 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Second session underway!

Head goes kaboom right from the start, hits Woakes for a four and brings up his fifty in just 49 deliveries! AUS: 143/4 (45 overs)

11:32 (IST)19 Dec 2021
Time for some dinner!

Head (45*) assumes responsibility in the middle, playing briskly and freely hitting boundaries against the likes of Broad, Anderson, Robinson and Stokes. His accelerated innings coupled with Labuschagne's (31*) cautious knock on the other side has helped Australia stabilise their second innings after the initial collapse. Their partnership stands at 79 off 93 now. AUS: 134/4 (44 overs)

11:00 (IST)19 Dec 2021
ICYMI | Joe Root injured in warm up on Sunday

England captain Joe Root was injured during the pre-game warm-ups and did not take the field for the start of day four of the second Ashes Test. Root was hit in the abdomen while batting in the nets ahead of Sunday's play at the Adelaide Oval. | READ | 

Australia: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (captain), Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc.

England Squad: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson, Jack Leach.

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