Australia vs England, 2nd Test Match Summary

AUS vs ENG, 2017 - Test Summary

Australia vs England Scorecard
Match Ended   
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide , Dec 02, 2017
227&233 (84.2)
Australia beat England by 120 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Shaun Marsh
AUS 442/8
Bat Top Batsmen
126 (231)
  • 15x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 54.54SR
57 (102)
  • 6x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 55.88SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ENG 227/10
Bat Top Batsmen
Craig Overton
Craig Overton
41 (79)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 51.89SR
37 (90)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 41.11SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 2.48
ECON 2.45
AUS 138/10
Bat Top Batsmen
20 (25)
  • 1x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 80SR
20 (49)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 40.81SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 1.95
ECON 2.25
ENG 233/10
Bat Top Batsmen
67 (123)
  • 9x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 54.47SR
36 (57)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 63.15SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
ECON 4.55
ECON 1.8
The 'Gabba - Done. Adelaide Oval - Done. The next stop is the WACA which is in Perth. It begins on the 14th of this month and before that, England are due to play a warm-up match. They will aim to get back into shape from that. Will Australia seal the Ashes at the WACA? Or will England keep it alive? Join us at 1030 LOCAL (0230 GMT) for all the action from the third Test. However, the India-Sri Lanka Test in Delhi seems to be taking longer than usual to end. Jokes apart, you can catch action from that game as well. Adios! Take Care!
Right then! A big win for Australia again but plenty of positives for England and thoughts to ponder for the hosts. Is it time to look past Handscomb? Is it perhaps worth looking at someone who could provide you the fifth bowling option? What if England bat for two days in an innings - would your bowlers recover in time? As far as England are concerned - they have bigger worries. No offense to Vince or Stoneman but guess it is worth having a look at Gary Ballance, especially if he is in good form. The bowling needs to do more to support Broad and Anderson. Jimmy brought the English back with his 5-fer but things could have been so much easier had the others stepped up in the first innings.
Australian skipper, Steven Smith admits he was nervous but he believed in his team. He says it was just a matter of a wicket or two and the boys showed great character this morning. He further adds he is very proud of his boys and their effort. Appreciates the 100 by Shaun Marsh. On being asked about not enforcing the follow on, Smith says he would have thought about it had they lost but now that they have won, it does not matter. Reckons it has been a terrific Test match and is happy to keep his record intact in day/night Tests. He finishes by thanking the supporters.
The Man of the Match, Shaun Marsh says it was an unbelievable feeling to get a 100 on day 2. Adds further that he is feeling very proud about it. He mentions he is looking forward to play in Perth (his home town) and the boys are also up for it.
England skipper, Joe Root says the way they went about things yesterday was excellent. He feels they showed a lot of character. Admits it is disappointing the way they played today. Credits Shaun Marsh for his innings. Thanks their supporters for the support they have showed for them.
Nathan Lyon says he is very proud of the group. He feels this is probably the best venue and thanks the supporters. Admits there is a lot of belief and confidence in the dressing room. Further adds they know England will come out hard as they are a quality team. Ends by thanking John Davison and says he is the best spin bowling coach at the moment.
Josh Hazlewood says he felt they would not take the 6 wickets so early. Reckons the wicket of Joe Root set the day up for them. Further adds it was pretty special as he is England's best batsman. Opines there was reverse swing available and that helped. Admits they were a little nervous as they came out. He feels the bowlers did their job and the fielders also took their chances. Appreciates Starc for his bowling by saying, he is lethal with the new ball, he takes couple at the top and at the end too. Ends by saying their bowling is going strength to strength and they are really working good as unit.
Were Australia clinical? A 120-run win certainly seems to say so but once again they were in trouble with the bat. The middle order failed in the first innings barring Marsh and Paine, while in the second, I am sure, they would agree that it was not that difficult to bat wherein the highest score was 20. They could have lost the game, had England not capitulated in their first innings.
Conditions were difficult to bat but it certainly was not a 227 all out pitch in the first innings. England were probably frustrated at letting Australia get away again, from having them 311/7 at one stage to 442/8 which they eventually mustered. That 227 was more due to some lower order resistance as it could have been even worse.
England would be gutted but one cannot blame them totally. Yes, they did have a chance before the start of play today but when the ball is moving around like a hoop, hard to see even the best of batsmen survive for long. Only criticism can be of them going too defensive too early but if you lose a wicket on the second ball of the morning, do you have a choice? Root played a fabulous knock of 67 but yet again, that monkey of not being able to convert those 50s is glued onto his back. A much better performance than the first innings at least, but that is where they should have done well.
Team bowling effort from the Aussies again. In the first innings, they combined well with all the bowlers sharing the spoils. Hazlewood picked up only 1 wicket but was by no means less threatening. In the second, Starc seemed to be the weak link but he rushed Australia to victory once the second new ball was taken.
Hazlewood started the rut this morning, dismissing Woakes and Root in the space of 10 balls and then Lyon and Starc mopped up the tail. The latter would have been particularly happy as he was pretty ordinary the whole of yesterday. He was getting swing and along with that some rhythm. A 5-fer is registered against his name but had he bowled even half of what he did with the second new ball, this game would have been over on Day 4 itself.
2-0 Australia! The result was perhaps not so much in doubt when the Aussies got a lead of 215 but the fire with which they bowled today would have pleased them. Hazlewood striking on the very second ball of the morning just showed the intention and focus which was lacking yesterday. 134 deliveries was all it took for them to take the remaining 6 wickets and we did not even have a full session of play.
Mitchell Starc To Jonny Bairstow OUT!
OUT! BOWLED 'EM! THAT IS IT! A fifer for Starc. He has not been at his best but he has five wickets to his name. Mitchell lands it on a length around off, gets it to shape back in. Bairstow tries to defend it away from his body but the ball takes the inside edge and onto the middle stump, which is uprooted. All smiles on the faces of the Australian players as they have made quick work of the English lower-order. THEY GO 2-0 UP IN THE SERIES AS THEY HAVE WON BY 120 RUNS!
Mitchell Starc To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! Exquisite! A half-volley outside off by Starc. Bairstow drives it through covers for a boundary. That shot was very pleasing to the eye.
Over 84 : 229/9
5 Runs
J. Bairstow
32 (55)
J. Anderson
0 (0)
J. Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood To Jonny Bairstow
Shorter in length on off, Jonny pulls it uppishly over square leg and only takes a single as he wants to keep strike.
Josh Hazlewood To Jonny Bairstow
FOUR! England need a lot more! Bairstow times the full ball outside off through covers for a boundary.
Josh Hazlewood To Jonny Bairstow
BEATEN! Length around off, shaping away. Bairstow feels for it but gets beaten.
Josh Hazlewood To Jonny Bairstow
Good length around off, JB blocks it by getting right behind the line.
Once again Jonny pulls out of the way as Hazlewood reaches his mark. He once again says sorry but the crowd does not like it.
Josh Hazlewood To Jonny Bairstow
Back of a length on off, Bairstow defends it solidly.
Josh Hazlewood To Jonny Bairstow
Length outside off, Jonny lets it be.
James Anderson is the last man in.
Over 83 : 224/9
4 Runs
S. Broad
8 (12)
J. Bairstow
27 (49)
M. Starc
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad OUT!
OUT! England are nine down now! Starc has a 4-fer! Finally an edge carries. Starc bowls it fuller around off, gets it to shape away. Broad is half-forward as he tries to defend. The ball takes the outside edge and goes to Paine who takes it. The Australians celebrate. Broad's short but uncomfortable stay comes to an end. He was expecting a barrage of short balls but was served with a lot of full ones which brought about his downfall. Nevertheless, the Aussies are just one wicket away now.
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
Fullish ball on off, swinging away. Broad tries to defend but it takes the edge and on the bounce to the slip fielder.
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
Edge but safe! Broad is living very dangerously here! Starc once again bowls it full on off, Broad again expecting a shorter one plays it from very deep inside the crease. He gets an outside edge through the slip cordon for a couple.
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
Back of a length on off, Broad defends it off the back foot.
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
Flicks it fine down the leg side with the angle for a couple.
Mitchell Starc To Stuart Broad
How has he played that one? Broad I think is expecting the short stuff here but he ain't getting any. Starc bowls it very full on middle, Stuart is rooted to his crease and he tries to defend it. The ball hits the bottom edge and goes along the ground towards the second slip fielder.
Over 82 : 220/8
9 Runs
J. Bairstow
27 (49)
S. Broad
4 (6)
J. Hazlewood
Josh Hazlewood To Jonny Bairstow
The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
Match Info
  • Venue Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  • Weather Sunny
  • Toss England won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Australia beat England by 120 runs
  • Player of the Match Shaun Marsh
  • Umpire Aleem Dar (PAK), Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
  • Referee Richie Richardson (WI)
Match Notes
  • Stumps: Australia 209/4 in 81.0 overs
  • New ball taken: Australia 207/4 in 80.1 overs
  • Australia 200/4 in 76.1 overs
  • Australia 150/3 in 55.2 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Australia 138/2 in 51.0 overs
  • Dinner: Australia 138/2 in 51.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 84 balls between S Smith (24) and U Khawaja (26)
  • U Khawaja 9th Test fifty: 50 runs in 89 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • U Khawaja dropped on 44 by M Stoneman in 39.5 overs
  • Australia: 101/2 in 38.4 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 85/1 in 32.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 51 off 98 balls between D Warner (24) and U Khawaja (26)
  • Australia: 50/1 in 20.4 overs
  • Tea: Australia 33/0 in 13.5 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Australia 33/0 in 13.5 overs
  • Craig Overton makes his Test debut for England
  • Stumps: England 29/1 in 9.1 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: England 29/1 in 9.1 overs
  • Referral 4 (7.1 ovs): M Stoneman against AUS (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, ENG: 1)
  • Innings Break: Australia 442/8 in 149.0 overs
  • Dinner: Australia 409/7 in 145.0 overs
  • S Marsh 5th Test hundred: 100 runs in 213 balls (12x4) (0x6)
  • Australia 402/7 in 142.5 overs
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 50 off 105 balls between S Marsh (31) and P Cummins(17)
  • Drinks: Australia 350/7 in 131.0 overs
  • Australia 350/7 in 130.4 overs
  • Referral 3 (123.1 ovs): Eng against S Marsh (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 2, ENG: 1)
  • S Marsh Test fifty: 51 runs in 138 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Tea: Australia 306/6 in 116.0 overs
  • Australia 300/6 in 114.0 overs
  • T Paine 3rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 91 balls (5x4) (1x6)
  • Drinks: Australia 257/5 in 98.0 overs
  • Australia 252/5 in 94.1 overs
  • Referral 2 (91.4 ovs): T Paine against ENG (LBW) Successful (AUS: 2, ENG: 2)
  • Referral 1 (89.3 ovs): S Marsh against ENG (LBW) Successful (AUS: 2, ENG: 2)
  • Stumps: Australia 53/4 in 26.0 overs
  • Referral 4 (23.2 ovs): S Smith against ENG (LBW) Successful (Aus: 2, Eng: 1) (Retained)
  • Australia 50/3 in 21.4 overs
  • Referral 3 (20.1 ovs): S Smith against ENG (LBW) Successful (Aus: 2, Eng: 1) (Retained)
  • Referral 2 (18.4 ovs): U Khawaja against ENG (LBW) Unsuccessful (Aus: 2, Eng: 1) (Retained)
  • Drinks: Australia 35/1 in 15.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (1.5 ovs): ENG against D Warner (Caught) Unsuccessful (Aus: 2, Eng: 1)
  • Innings Break: England 227/10 in 76.1 overs
  • Referral 3 (76.1 ovs): J Anderson against Aus (LBW) Unsuccessful (Aus: 2, Eng: 0)
  • Drinks: England 219/8 in 72.0 overs
  • England 200/7 in 66.4 overs
  • 8th wkt Partnership: 52 off 64 balls between C Overton (21) and C Woakes (25)
  • Drinks: England 169/7 in 60.0 overs
  • England 153/7 in 55.6 overs
  • Tea: England 128/5 in 46.0 overs
  • England 102/4 in 36.6 overs
  • M Ali dropped on 3 by T Paine in 34.6 overs
  • Drinks: England 76/3 in 27.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (21.3 ovs): D Malan against Aus (LBW) Successful (Aus: 2, Eng: 1)
  • England 50/2 in 15.2 overs
  • England 151/3 in 52.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 103 balls between J Root (28) and D Malan (15)
  • J Root 34th Test fifty: 50 runs in 78 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • D Malan dropped on 8 S Smith in 48.3 overs
  • Drinks: England 117/3 in 46.0 over
  • Referral 4 (42.2 ovs): AUS against D Malan (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 0, ENG: 2)
  • Referral 3 (41.6 ovs): AUS against J Root (Caught) Unsuccessful (AUS: 1, ENG: 2)
  • Referral 2 (30.6 ovs): J Root against AUS (LBW) Successful (AUS: 2, ENG: 2)
  • Dinner: England 68/2 in 28.0 overs
  • England 53/1: A Cook lbw b Nathan Lyon16 (66)
  • Referral 1 (19.5 ovs): Aus against A Cook (LBW) Successful (AUS: 2, ENG: 2)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 103 balls between A Cook (15) and M Stoneman (35)
  • England 50/0 in 16.5 overs
  • Drinks: England 45/0 in 15.0 overs
  • Tea: Australia 138/10 in 58.0 overs
  • Innings Break: Australia 138/10 in 58.0 overs
  • J Anderson 25th ODI 5-wicket haul: 5/40 (54.2)
  • P Cummins dropped on 4 J Anderson in 52.6 overs
  • Australia 101/7 in 46.1 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 89/6 in 42.0 overs
  • Referral 5 (26.3 ovs): P Handscomb against ENG (Caught) Successful (AUS: 2, ENG: 1)
  • New ball taken: England 206/7 in 80.1 overs
  • England 200/7 in 76.1 overs
  • C Overton dropped on 5 C Bancroft in 75.4 overs
  • Referral 6 (72.6 ovs): M Ali against AUS (LBW) Unsuccessful (AUS: 0, ENG: 1) (Retained)
  • Referral 5 (62.2 ovs): C Woakes against AUS (Caught) Unsuccessful (AUS: 0, ENG: 1)
Match Poll

Who will win the Match

Player Runs Avg.
Steven Smith AUS 687 137.40
Shaun Marsh AUS 445 74.16
David Warner AUS 441 63.00
Dawid Malan ENG 383 42.55
Joe Root ENG 378 47.25
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Player Wickets Eco.
Pat Cummins AUS 23 2.87
Mitchell Starc AUS 22 3.18
Nathan Lyon AUS 21 2.36
Josh Hazlewood AUS 21 2.85
James Anderson ENG 17 2.11
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