Australia pacer, Jhye Richardson scalped five wickets in the second innings and helped the hosts to register a 275-run victory against England in the Adelaide Test. With the resounding victory in the day-night match in Adelaide, Australia have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
England suffered early blows on Day 5 of the Adelaide Test as they lost the wickets of Ollie Pope (4), Ben Stokes (12), in the first session of the final day. However, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes (44) partnered for a 61-run for the seventh wicket and lifted their side from an early collapse. The Australian bowlers displayed a brilliant bowling performance throughout the final day of the second Ashes Test and restricted the opposition batsmen from scoring runs.
Buttler, who was the only hope for England to save the second Test match of the five-match series, stood solid at the crease and notched up a 207-ball 26. However, Buttler walked back to the pavilion after he lost his wicket in a bizarre fashion. The incident took place in the 110th over of England's second innings, when Jhye Richardson bowled a back of length delivery, which Buttler tried to take a single by playing it to the off-side. The England wicket-keeper batsman who was deep in his crease hit the stumps with his foot, and gifted the crucial wicket to Richardson.
Richardson was the pick of the bowlers for Australia as he ended with five wickets in the second innings. Richardson, who replaced the injured Josh Hazlewood for the day-night Test in Adelaide, went wicketless in the first innings. However, the Australian pacer troubled the opposition batsmen in the second innings, and claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket. Australia completely outplayed England in all fields in the second Test to register a 275-run victory against the visitors, and took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series
Marnus Labuschagne was adjudged Man of the Match for his stellar performance with the bat in both innings for Australia. The right-hand batsman notched up scores of 103 and 51 in the first and second innings respectively for the hosts in the second Ashes Test.
EPIC BUT UNLUCKY!
Breaking: Buttler out hit wicket!!!. After all the hard work throughout the day and at last, he gets out hit wicket. It's really a frustrating way of dismissal for Buttler and English fans.#Ashes #ENGvsAUS #buttler— CricInformer(Cricket News & Fantasy Tips) (@CricInformer) December 20, 2021
NOOOOO BUTTLER MAN THATS SO UNLUCKY— 🚎🥭 (@lfcbass) December 20, 2021
WHAT AN EFFORT!
Jos Buttler completes the full bingo card for England during this shambles of an ashes. Dropped catches, awful selections, missed run outs, no ball wickets and now standing on your stumps when you’re trying to see the game out. #Ashes— Maverick (@Martinc1878) December 20, 2021
Honestly England ya give all watching that something exciting is going on there by increasing the fans hope and then boom ya just crumble like pack of cards depressing ya fans🙄..Jos Buttler of all the ways ya could get out and ya do this🙄😔 #Ashes— Tarun Wreck31 (@Wreck31) December 20, 2021
Fantastic effort from Buttler and terrible way to get out. Yes England have been very unlucky this series at times but they been equally poor. The simple fact is, you make your own luck sometimes. #bbccricket— Mark Burt (@MJBurt1) December 20, 2021
Huge statement from Jhye Richardson! Looked off color in the 1st innings (barring his 1st spell of 4 overs), but has bounced back in the 2nd innings. 5-fer on test return, you beauty! @Brad_Hogg #Ashes #AUSvENG #JhyeRichardson— Atul Baral 🇳🇵 (@Atul_Baral33) December 20, 2021
Masters of pink ball cricket, Australia win by 275 runs to go 2-0 up #AUSvENG— Sanjjeev (@Sanjjeev) December 20, 2021
Australia win the 2nd ashes test match by 275 runs and take a 2-0 lead. England now need to win the last three tests to win back the ashes.— yosefcoleman (@yosecakes) December 20, 2021
England fought until the final session but it was not enough in the end.
Australia 9/473d & 9/230d
England 236 & 192#ashes #AUSvENG
WIN FOR SMITH!
Play the bravest innings of your life and get out like this. My heart goes out for Jos Buttler. #Ashes. Dil bhar aaya hai 🥺🥺— Riot-su (@kankeneeche) December 20, 2021