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Ashes 2021, Australia vs England 2nd Test, Day 5 Highlights: AUS win by 275 runs

Ashes 2021, Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 2nd Test, Day 5 Highlights: Australia defeated England by 275 runs to go 2-0 up in the Ashes.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: December 20, 2021 4:20:25 pm
Australian players watch as England's Joe Root, right, leaves the field after he was dismissed by Mitchell Starc. (AP)

Ashes 2021, Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 2nd Test, Day 5 Highlights: Australia defeated England by 275 runs in the day-night second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval on Monday to go 2-0 up in the five-match series.

Chasing a daunting victory target of 468, England were all out for 192 in the final session of the pink-ball contest.

Chris Woakes’ 44 was the highest individual score in England’s abject second innings batting display, while Jos Buttler frustrated Australia for a while with a dogged 26 off 207 balls.

Jhye Richardson was the pick of the Australian bowlers, claiming 5-42.

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

Australia

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

England

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

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Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 2nd Test, Day 5: Highlights

15:32 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Marnus Labuschagne is the Player of the Match
15:31 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Australia are top of the WTC23 standings alongside Sri Lanka
15:14 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Australia go 2-0 up in the Ashes!

Jhye Richardson gest his maiden five-wicket haul. He removed Anderson for 2. Australia defeated England by 275 runs to go 2-0 up in the five-match Ashes series. ENG: 192 all out (113.1 overs)

14:56 (IST)20 Dec 2021
HIT WICKET!

Oh no! Buttler's 207-ball stay in the middle comes to an end in the most unfortunate fashion. The England wicketkeeper steps onto his stumps and Richardson has his fourth wicket of the innings. Australia need just one more to win! ENG: 182/9 (110 overs)

14:27 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Tea break!

Buttler (25*) and Broad (0*) will resume play in the final session. Australia need two more wickets to win. ENG: 180/8 (108 overs)

14:06 (IST)20 Dec 2021
CAUGHT OUT!

Another down, just two more wickets to go! Robinson falls after a 39-ball 8 as he is caught out. The batter fails to understand the spin of Lyon and ends up getting the outside edge to Smith at slip. On comes Broad. Buttler's on 25*. ENG: 178/8 (102.2 overs)

13:50 (IST)20 Dec 2021
How do the pink balls compare?
13:48 (IST)20 Dec 2021
ENG continue to frustrate hosts

The directions are clear for Buttler (25*) and Robinson (6*) — drop the anchor and survive in the middle. And that's what they are doing right now at the Adelaide Oval, facing Starc and Lyon and settling for singles in each and every over. ENG: 175/7 (98 overs)

13:20 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Robinson escapes a scare!

England fans let out a sigh of relief! Neser fumbles up a caught and bowled chance. Robinson (1*) survives. ENG: 168/7 (91 overs)

13:03 (IST)20 Dec 2021
BOWLED HIM!

Finally, a breakthrough! Richardson breaks the seventh-wicket stand, which ended up lasting for 190 balls. Woakes' (44) stubborn stay ends with a nip backer hitting top of middle and leg. Australia are now three wickets away from victory! ENG: 166/7 (88 overs)

12:36 (IST)20 Dec 2021
What a seventh-wicket stand!
12:17 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Second session underway!

England start off the second session positively! In Lyon's over, Buttler (18*) takes a two and keeps the run-counter ticking. Woakes (36*) takes on Labuschagne next and hits him for two confident boundaries in the space of three balls. ENG: 152/6 (76 overs)

11:31 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Time for some dinner!

Buttler (16*) and Woakes (28*) inject some hope in the visiting camp. Australia need four wickets to win. ENG: 142/6 (74 overs)

11:08 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Woakes finds some rhythm

While Buttler (16*) is anchoring the innings on one end, Woakes (21*) is expressing himself on the other. He takes on Lyon, reaches out and laces a drive through sweeper cover for his third boundary of the innings. A growing 30-run stand! ENG: 135/6 (67 overs)

11:00 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Australia name unchanged squad for rest of Ashes!
10:44 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Buttler, Woakes in the middle

With the early dismissals of Pope and Stokes, a win is certainly out of the question now. But, Buttler (9*) and Woakes (9*) are playing their part in the middle as they dig deep against Lyon and Neser, hoping to draw the contest. ENG: 114/6 (60 overs)

10:25 (IST)20 Dec 2021
WICKET!

Lyon gets the big fish! He traps Stokes (12) between the wickets and a review confirms the dismissal. ENG: 105/6 (56.4 overs)

10:17 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Stokes, Buttler help ENG cross 100!

Some display of patience out there from England! Stokes (12*) and Buttler (9*) hold fort, dealing with the two-pronged attack of Starc and Lyon. Stokes does go for a slog-sweep against the spinner as he clears mid-wicket for a four. ENG: 105/5 (55 overs)

09:40 (IST)20 Dec 2021
CAUGHT OUT!

Starc strikes early! Coming from over-the-stumps, the ball gets nicked behind by Pope to second slip where Smith takes an easy catch. The batter departs on 4. England's luck continues to plummet in Adelaide. On comes Buttler next. ENG: 86/5 (45.3 overs)

09:35 (IST)20 Dec 2021
Stokes, Pope resume chase for ENG!

Stokes (3*) and Pope (4*) resume action on the final day. Starc finishes his over and gets hit by Pope for a well-timed boundary through the gap between mid-on and mid-wicket. Lyon comes into the attack next and he bowls a maiden. ENG: 86/4 (45 overs)

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

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