Here 2. the last day ofRa The Ashes Test in Adelaide where Australia are eyeing yet another spectacular win against arch-rivals England. The hosts will need to take the remaining six wickets and win another Pink Test to take a 2-0 lead in the ongoing series. Especially since the fall of captain Joe Root on the fourth day, England are grumbling at the moment. At stumps, the visiting team was 82 for 4, requiring 386 runs to win.
England’s hopes rested on Ben Stokes, who was playing an unbeaten 3 runs after facing 40 balls so far. If the Aussies manage to take the all-rounder down early, they could end the game before leaving for dinner.
Earlier on Sunday, England opener Haseeb Hameed flopped again when Jhye Richardson found the opener’s glove in his first over and sent him packing without scoring.
Rory Burns (34) and David Malan (20) shared a 44-run partnership before Australia had scored three times in the previous season. Malan, who was dismissed by skipper Steve Smith at lone slip off Nathan Lyon, did not last long and was dismissed lbw by pacer Michael Neser in the next over.
Australia declared their second innings at 230–9 during mid-season. Centurion Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head top-scored with 51 in the first innings, with Cameron Green adding an unbeaten 33 as Australia sought quick runs in the evening session.
Before playing, Root suffered a lower abdominal injury while batting in the nets and was taken to hospital for further assessment. He was cleared of any serious injuries and returned to the field later in the season.