2nd Ashes Test, Day 4: Wicket Has Quickened Up, Nathan Lyon Had Set Up Joe Root Nicely, Says Jhye Richardson
2nd Ashes Test, Day 4: Jhye Richardson took two wickets as England reached 82 for 4 at Stumps on Day 4.
- Agence France-Presse
- Updated: December 19, 2021 06:08 PM IST
Australian pacer Jhye Richardson on Sunday said that Nathan Lyon had a big role in setting up England skipper Joe Root before Mitchell Starc got the prized scalp on Day 4 of the ongoing second Ashes Test. Root was dismissed on the stroke of stumps on Day 4 as Starc dismissed the England skipper. "Nicely set up from Lyon from one end. Ruffled Root there and drew the false shot. I didn't think I bowled too badly in the first innings. The wicket has quickened up a little bit today," Richardson said after stumps on Day 4.
"It was nice to see him (Green) get some runs as well. He comes from a height, so it's not easy to face. I tried to hit a first-ball six in the first innings," he added.
Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne and Jhye Richardson were the standout performers as Australia gained full control on Day 4 of the ongoing second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
At stumps, England's score read 82/4-- still, 386 runs away from the target. Ben Stokes (3*) is at the crease.
Right before stumps, England skipper Joe Root (24) was scalped by Mitchell Starc and Australia are now just six wickets away from going 2-0 up in the series.
Earlier, Australia declared their second innings at 230/9, setting England a target of 468. Labuschagne and Head scored half-centuries for the hosts in the second innings.