England fast bowlers Stuart Broad and Mark Wood bowled with similar intensity of the Australian pace quartet as the home team stuttered to 37/3 at stumps on day 2 of the fifth Ashes Test for an overall lead of 152 runs.
Australia opener David Warner on Saturday achieved a dubious distinction by getting out for a duck for the second time in the fifth and final Ashes 2021-22 Test match against England.
Pacer Scott Boland, who is having a spectacular debut Test series, hurt his ribs during Sydney Test and his place in playing XI is subject to a fitness test. Australia are leading the Ashes series 3-0. The 4th Test ended in a draw.
The Day 1 of the fourth Test was hit by several rain interruptions that forced stumps only after 46.5 overs. Steve Smith was unbeaten on six and Usman Khawaja was four not out when rain ended play.
England, who had already lost the Ashes 2021-22 series to Australia after losing the first three matches, have been heavily criticised for their selection of players in the ongoing series.
Ravichandran Ashwin, with 883 rating points, is the only Indian bowler in the top-10 of ICC Test Rankings. In the batting list, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli retained their 5th and 7th positions respectively.
Australia opener David Warner has reignited himself leading Australia to their maiden T20 World Cup win this year before playing a big role in their Ashes series win over England. He was also player of the series in the T20 World Cup.
Australia have retained the Ashes after winning all three Test matches against England so far in the series. Interestingly, Australia's all three wins have come in a bigger margin. The final two Test matches are in Sydney and Hobart.
Australia cricketer David Warner with his wife and daughters were seen coming out of a store after buying Christmas essentials before the third Ashes 2021-22 Test match against England.
Marnus Labuschagne made 103 and Steve Smith scored 93 before Australia's tailenders knocked off some quick runs against England's worn-out bowlers. England then limped to 17/2 in 8.4 overs on Day 2.
Michael Neser and Mitchell Starc got a wicket each as England lost both openers when stumps were drawn early on Day 2. Get highlights of AUS v ENG second Test Day 2. AUS have never lost a day-night Test match.
Marnus Labuschagne was dropped twice but remained unbeaten on 95 at stumps Thursday after sharing partnerships of 172 with David Warner (95) and 45 with Steve Smith.
Australia are on the driver's seat after Day 1 of the second Ashes 2021-22 Test here in Adelaide Oval. David Warner (95) and Marnus Labuschagne (95*) did all the damage. Get here highlights of AUS v ENG second Test.
Thursday's match in Adelaide will be the second Ashes Test match to be played with the pink ball. The first ICC-approved day-night pink-ball Test match was played in Adelaide in 2015 between Australia and New Zealand.
David Warner, who was hit on the rib cage during the first Ashes 2021-22 Test against England, batted for a brief period at the nets on Tuesday. Skipper Pat Cummins said Warner is good to start.
Australia go into the second Ashes 2021-22 Test against England in Adelaide on Thursday with a perfect win record in eight day-night Tests they have played so far. England have won just once in four they have played.
The second Ashes 2021-22 Test match will be played at Adelaide starting on Thursday. Australia won the first Test match in Brisbane by nine wickets. Watch AUS v ENG live.
Travis Head became the third joint-fastest to score an Ashes century. He is tied with Joe Darling. Adam Gilchrist and Gilbert Jessop take the top two positions.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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