Australia 6 wickets away from win

AUS vs ENG Day 4 Stumps: England staring at inevitable defeat after another horrendous day in Adelaide
AUS vs ENG Day 4 Stumps: England staring at inevitable defeat after another horrendous day in Adelaide

AUS vs ENG Day 4 Stumps – Ashes 2021: The hosts Australia is on verge of another win at Adelaide Oval as they are six wickets away from taking a 2-0 lead in the ongoing Ashes 2021. With Joe Root’s wicket falling on the last ball of Day 4’s play, England is staring at an inevitable defeat after another horrendous day in Adelaide. on Day 4 Stumps, England’s score read 82/4 with 386 more runs to win. Follow Ashes 2021 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

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AUS vs ENG Day 4 Stumps: England staring at inevitable defeat after another horrendous day in Adelaide

after Australia declared at 230/9, England needed 468 runs to win the second Ashes Test. However, the visitors faced an early blow when Jhye Richardson removed Haseeb Hameed cheaply in the second over.

David Malan and Rory Burns then tried to steady the innings and added 44 runs for the third wicket before Michael Neser dismissed Malan for a LBW. Rory Burns too departed shortly after Malan followed by Joe Root on what turned out to be the last ball of the Day.

In the second session, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne both hit their respective fifties before getting out on Sunday. Malan picked his first Test wicket as he dismissed Labuschagne. Alex Carey, Jhye Richardson, and Mitchell Starc all went cheaply but Cameron Green took Australia’s lead to 467.

Earlier in the first session, Australia got off to a bad start as a double strike from England bowlers put the hosts on the backfoot. Anderson and Broad picked up the wickets of Michael Neser (3) and Marcus Harris (23) respectively to give England a firing start.

AUS vs ENG Day 4 Stumps: England staring at inevitable defeat after another horrendous day in Adelaide

AUS vs ENG Day 4: England 2nd innings:

  • WICKET! Joe Root is out! Mitchell Starc catches the biggest fish and that will be the last ball of the Day. It’s a big blow for England and Australia is just 6 wickets aways from victory now
  • Joe Root is on the floor. He has been hit by Mitchell Starc’s delivery near the abdomen area. The English skipper looks in deep pain. He takes some time, hydrates himself and will continue to bat
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  • The onus is on Joe Root and Ben Stokes now
  • WICKET! Jhye Richardson gets another. This time it’s Rory Burns.
  • WICKET! LBW! M Neser sends back Dawid Malan. Malan departs for 20
  • Malan and Rory Burns steady the innings, the partnership is now cruising towards 50
  • WICKET! Jhye Richardson sends back Hameed for a duck
  • Haseeb Hameed & Rory Burns begin massive 467 runs chase.
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England 2nd Innings 70/3 (32 ov)

Joe Root back on the field- England captain Joe Root didn’t field at the start of play today after being hit in the abdomen during throwdowns in the warm-up before play. He was assessed by the England medical team and looked good to continue. He is back on the field to take over from vice-captain Ben Stokes.

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2nd session

  • Australia declare
  • WICKET! Another catch from Ben Stokes as Labuschagne departs after fifty
  • Marnus Labuschagne smashes fifty after a century in the first innings
  • Australia lead past 400 runs
  • WICKET! Brilliant catch from Ben Stokes near the boundary ropes, Head departs after a half-century
  • FIFTY! Travis Head smashes fifty after a brilliant century at the Gabba

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1st session

  • Dinner Break! Labuschagne & Head remain unbeaten on 31 & 45.
  • Consecutive FOURs! Includes Shot of the first session, brilliant drive from front foot by Labuschagne off a juicy half volley.
  • FOUR! Travis Head announces his arrival, can he & Labuchagne turn out for Australia?
  • WICKET! Australia lose Steve Smith, caught behind the wicket by Jos Buttler.
  • FOUR! Steve Smith off the mark with a boundary, Labuschagne is also at the crease.
  • James Anderson & Stuart Broad removes Marcus Harris and Michael Neser

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In the last session of the day, Aussies bowled out England for 236. Visitors who were in control in the first session found themselves in a deep hole after losing 8 wickets for 86 runs this afternoon.

Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc bagged seven wickets combined as England suffered yet another collapse on Day 3 after Dawid Malan’s 80 and Root’s 62. On Day 4, England need miracles to restrict Australia.

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Nathan Lyon celebrates the wicket of Chris Woakes, Australia vs England, 2nd Test, The Ashes, Adelaide, 3rd day, December 18, 2021

Dawid Malan and Joe Root top-scored for England with innings of 80 and 62 respectively. Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were the only other batters for visitors to reach the double-figure mark.

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For hosts, Mitchell Starc starred with the ball as he scalped four wickets, while Nathan Lyon bagged three. Cameron Greem returned with two wickets while Neser with one.

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Australia returned to bat in the final session and their batters spent tricky 17 over-stretch as England failed to start their fightback. The lone wicket of David Warner was courtesy a needless mix-up between the openers. The tidy fielding by Stuart Broad made sure that the only chance doesn’t go begging for the English side.

Mitchell Starc had Haseeb Hameed caught behind, Australia vs England, The Ashes, 1st Test, 3rd day, Brisbane, December 10, 2021

Mitchell Starc returned with 4/37 while Nathan Lyin bagged 3/58 to wreak England. Starc was of full praise for his wrecker partner.

“Nathan is a fantastic first-class bowler, he has been world-class for a long time. He knows what he is doing no matter what the colour of the ball,” Mitchell Starc said.

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“For us quicks to bowl in partnership with him was pretty key in how we went in the second session. He is a big part of our bowling attack,” Starc added.

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