Ashes, 2nd Test Day 3, Australia vs England Highlights: Australia In Command At Stumps
AUS vs ENG, Ashes 2nd Test Day, 3 highlights: Australia were in a strong position at stumps on the third day of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide on Saturday as they finished the day at a second innings score of 45/1 and a massive lead of 282 runs.
Australia vs England, Ashes 2nd Test, Day 3: Australia were in a strong position at stumps on the third day of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide on Saturday as they finished the day at a second innings score of 45/1 and a massive lead of 282 runs. The hosts lost David Warner early in their second innings but still are in control of the proceedings in Adelaide. Earlier, Mitchell Starc picked up four as Australia bowled England out for 236 to take a huge first innings lead of 237. Nathan Lyon (3/58) and Cameron Green (2/24) too were among the wickets. Australia had removed dangermen Joe Root and Dawid Malan in quick succession to spark a collapse and put England on the ropes. The visitors now have a battle to save the day-night second Ashes Test in Adelaide. Root and Malan had survived the opening session of the day unscathed, building what was shaping up as an ominous 128-run stand to give the visitors hope as they chased Australia's 473 for nine declared. But disaster struck when they returned from the break with both players soon back in the dressing room -- skipper Root gone for 62 and Malan for 80. Ollie Pope (five) and Jos Buttler (0) were also casualties in a sizzling session spearheaded by Mitchell Starc, who has 3-36. By tea, England were 197 for six, still 276 behind Australia with Ben Stokes unbeaten on 12 and Chris Woakes not out 23. England crashed by nine wickets in the first Test at Brisbane and if they go 2-0 down in Adelaide the Ashes are as good as gone, with them needing to win all three remaining Tests. (SCORECARD)