Australia need SIX wickets on day five to win the second Ashes Test in Adelaide after getting Joe Root out on the FINAL ball with England facing difficult task to chase down 468 in Adelaide
- Australia need six wickets to win the Ashes with England chasing a daunting 468
- Joe Root fell on the final ball to leave England on 82-4 with 368 runs to win
- The hosts declared at 230-9 with a lead of 467 after piling on the runs on Sunday
- Dawid Malan took two wickets and was an unlikely thorn in Australia’s batting tail
- Jhye Richardson got Haseeb Hameed for a six-ball duck after the hosts declared
- Michael Neser and Richardson claimed the wickets of Malan and Rory Burns
Australia need six wickets on the final day to win the second Ashes Test against a Joe Root-less England after decimating the visitors’ top order on day four.
The hosts declared for 230-9 leaving England with a daunting task of putting up 468 to win, a challenge which was made even more difficult when opener Haseeb Hameed fell for a six-ball duck from Richardson’s delivery.
Michael Neser then continued his fine introduction to Test cricket by trapping Dawid Malan for lbw, before Richardson claimed Burns for 34.
And the final ball of the day saw captain Root caught behind from Mitchell Starc’s delivery as England reach stumps on day four on 82-4 with 386 to win.
Australia need six wickets on the final day to win the second Ashes Test in Adelaide
Jhye Richardson took two wickets from England’s top order on day four, including Rory Burns
More to follow.