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Australia vs England 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: AUS reach 343/7 at stumps

Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: Travis Head's unbeaten century helped Australia assume the driving seat of the contest. The hosts lead by 196 runs in Brisbane.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: December 9, 2021 1:15:09 pm
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Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: Australia were 343/7 in their first innings at stumps, with a lead of 196 runs, on the second day of the first Test against Australia in the ongoing Ashes at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday.

Travis Head (112*) and Mitchell Starc (10*) will resume the hosts’ innings on the third day, hoping to further extend their lead. David Warner provided a brilliant start with a 94-run knock before he was dismissed by Ollie Robinson, who was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/48. Marnus Labuschagne, who forged a 156-run second-wicket stand with Warner, was dismissed on 74. Earlier on the opening day, England captain Joe Root won the toss and opted to bat. A fifer by newly-appointed Australia skipper Pat Cummins skittled England for 147 in 50.1 overs, with lightning and thunder cracking to the west and south of the Gabba.

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach

Match EndedEngland tour of Australia, 2021/22 - 1st Test

Australia

425 (104.3) u0026 20/1 (5.1)
vs

England

147 (50.1) u0026 297 (103.0)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 1st Test )
Australia beat England by 9 wickets

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Australia vs England (AUS vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: Catch all the highlights from the ongoing Ashes 2021 opener between the Pat Cummins-led side and the Joe Root-led team below.

13:03 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Stumps!

Head (112*) and Starc (10*) remain in the middle at the end of second day. The hosts lead by 196 runs. AUS: 343/7 (84 overs)

12:40 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Head brings up third Test ton!

England take the second new ball and Woakes comes from over the wicket! But no problem for Head (101*) as he smacks his 13th boundary of the innings, through mid-on, and brings up his third Test century! Just 85 deliveries, wow! AUS: 324/7 (80.2 overs)

12:19 (IST)09 Dec 2021
SIX! FOUR! FOUR! WICKET!

No stopping Head (86*) now! After hitting Leach for a huge six over long on, he smacks Stokes for two back-to-back boundaries! England try to bite back through Root and he removes Cummins (12) with the help of a Hameed catch. AUS: 306/7 (76 overs)

11:51 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Head leads charge for AUS!

Head (51*) assumes responsibility for the first innings of Australia! He takes on Wood, cracking one away through backward point. After hitting a four against Leach, he brings up his fifty in just 51 balls with a four against Wood again. AUS: 261/6 (70.1 overs)

11:24 (IST)09 Dec 2021
WICKET!

Carey (12) mistimes a pull shot and Pope takes a simple catch at midwicket. Woakes has his first wicket. AUS: 236/6 (64.4 overs)

11:21 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Head maximum extends lead to 89 runs!

After Head punished Stokes for three boundaries in his over, skipper Root comes into the attack, hoping to bring about some change of luck. But Head (29*) has other plans. He charges down and goes big over long-on for a six! AUS: 236/5 (64 overs)

11:05 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Head, Carey march on valiantly

Carey (7*) gets off to the mark in style! He takes on Robinson and hits a measured half-volley on off-stump for a boundary! Three runs later, Head (10*) joins the party as he flicks one away through midwicket for yet another boundary. AUS: 212/5 (60 overs)

10:39 (IST)09 Dec 2021
DOUBLE TROUBLE!

A big, big wicket! Robinson comes to England's respite as he dismisses Warner on 94. The opener chips a slower delivery straight up in the air and Stokes completes the catch. On the next ball, Robinson cleans Green (0) up! Bowled 'im! AUS: 195/5 (55.3 overs)

10:10 (IST)09 Dec 2021
AUS lead by 46 runs at tea!

Warner, in his nineties, hits his 11th boundary of the innings against Robinson with the help of a thick edge. AUS: 193/3 (54 overs)

10:06 (IST)09 Dec 2021
CAUGHT BEHIND!

England finally have some wind in their sails now! Wood scalps his first wicket of the innings as he sends Smith back to the pavilion on 12. After hitting a boundary through mid-off, Smith edges one behind to Buttler. Next up? Travis Head. AUS: 189/3 (53 overs)

10:02 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Warner into his nineties!

Warner maintains his rhythm by hitting the occassional boundaries against Wood and Leach. Smith's on 8*. AUS: 185/2 (52 overs)

09:39 (IST)09 Dec 2021
CAUGHT OUT!

A fine innings from Labuschagne (74) finally comes to an end! A maximum to long-off later, Leach exacts revenge. Labuschagne takes on the spinner and cuts straight to backward point. Wood takes the catch! Some relief for England. AUS: 166/2 (47.2 overs)

09:25 (IST)09 Dec 2021
AUS lead by 3 runs!

Australia assume the upper hand in the contest finally! With the help of a 140-run second-wicket stand between Warner (70*) and Labuschagne (67*), the hosts manage to take a lead of three runs in the second session of the second day. AUS: 150/1 (45 overs)

08:58 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Warner escapes yet another scare!

Wood continues to maintain speeds over 150kph and Warner (64*) continues to survive scares! First, the opener takes on Wood and cuts one behind square on the off-side and then nearly gets dismissed! Hameed misses his throw. AUS: 133/1 (40 overs)

08:45 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Someone's got to be careful!

"Only wicket-taking deliveries are being checked for no ball by TV umpire this match. All other deliveries are responsibility of on-field umpire," journalist and commentator Alison Mitchell wrote on Twitter, talking about the no-ball issue at the Gabba.

08:25 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Warner hits fifty right after restart!

After surviving multiple scares, Warner finally reaches his 31st Test fifty! In 102 deliveries, hitting four boundaries and two sixes. With a punch through cover off the bowling of Wood, the opener takes a three to reach the milestone. AUS: 118/1 (33 overs)

07:35 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Time for some lunch!

Warner (48*) and Labuschagne (53*) will resume action in the second session. Australia trail by 34 runs. AUS: 113/1 (31 overs)

07:30 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Labuschagne hits fifty, pair forge 100-run stand!

The first 100-run partnership of the series has arrived, and it's Warner (47*) and Labuschagne (52*)! The latter takes on Woakes and cuts it through backward point to bring up his half-century off just 71 balls. A brilliant moment for Australia! AUS: 110/1 (30 overs)

07:16 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Warner lets loose twice!

That's some heavy hitting! Bored of rotating the strike for so long, Warner (46*) decides to take on Leach. On the very first ball of the over, he dances down the ground and hits a six. Later, he hammers it over the long-on boundary again. AUS: 88/1 (27 overs)

07:03 (IST)09 Dec 2021
FOUR!

Labuschagne (29*) takes on Stokes and drives one through the covers. 11 runs off the over. Surge. AUS: 68/1 (24 overs)

Australia Squad: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Swepson

England Squad: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Jonny Bairstow, Craig Overton, Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Bess, Zak Crawley

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