Ashes, 4th Test, Day 2, Australia vs England Highlights: Australia Declare At 416/8, England Openers Survive Till Stumps
Ashes, 4th Test, Day 2 Highlghts: England openers survived five overs till Stumps after Australia declared their first innings at 416/8 on Day 2 of the 4th Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The Ashes, 4th Test, Day 2 Highlights: England openers survived five overs till Stumps after Australia declared their first innings at 416/8 on Day 2 of the 4th Ashes Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia rode on Usman Khawaja's brilliant century on return to Test cricket as pacer Stuart Broad kept taking wickets from the other end to complete a terrific five-wicket haul. After a rain-hit opening day, Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja stitched together a frustrating partnership before England got the hosts to six down in the second session. Smith played a majestic knock of 67 runs before Stuart Broad got the breakthrough. Broad continued to torment the home side as Cameron Green was also dismissed cheaply followed by Alex Carey.
Earlier, Australia had ended Day 1 at 126/3 with David Warner, Marcus Harris and Marnus Labuschagne all getting dismissed on the opening day. At the time of stumps, Steven Smith was batting along with Usman Khawaja, who is playing his first match of the ongoing series. Khawaja was added to the Australia squad after middle-order batter Travis Head returned positive for COVID-19 last week. This is also Khawaja's first international match since the 2019 Ashes in England. For the visitors, Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Mark Wood picked one wicket each on Day 1. Australia have already taken a 3-0 lead in the five-match series. (SCORECARD)
Australia XI: Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland
England XI: Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson