Starc five-for gives Australia 2-0 lead

Starc five-for gives Australia 2-0 lead

Despite a valiant effort on day four of the Adelaide Test, England have collapsed to another loss to Australia. The Aussies have sealed a 120-run victory in the second Test to storm to 2-0 lead.

England were moving confidently when Joe Root scored a fifty in the final session of the fourth day. However, Josh Hazlewood sent back both overnight batsmen Root (67) and Chris Woakes (5) to bring Australia back in the game.

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It took only 22.2 overs for Australia to take rest of the six wickets. England were bowled out for 233 runs in 84.2 overs. Mitchell Starc took his eighth five-wicket haul, 5 for 88. Bairstow was the last man to go for England. He made 57-ball 36 with 5 fours.

 

Brief scores:

Australia 442/9d and 138

England 227 and 233 in 84.2 overs (Root 67, Bairstow 36; Starc 5/88, Lyon 2/45)

Australia won by 120 runs

Man of the Match: Shaun Marsh (126* & 19)

 

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com