Australia set a mammoth target of 468 runs for England to win the second Test of the Ashes series. In the ongoing Day-Night Test in Adelaide, Australia declared their second innings at 230 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 61 overs. Earlier, he declared his first innings at 473 for 9, while England’s first innings was reduced to just 236 runs. Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head shared a 51-run stand for Australia in the second innings, while Ollie Robinson, Joe Root and David Malan took 2 wickets each.
No team has ever achieved such a lofty goal. Talking about the world record, West Indies have the name, who achieved the target of 418 runs against Australia in 2003. Talking about England, in 2019, he won the target of 359 runs against Australia at Headingley. If he has to win here, he has to break a world record.
Wickets fell like this
Australia started the day with 45 for one wicket. The team lost early wickets of openers Marcus Harris, Steve Smith and night watchman Michael Neser. England captain Joe Root was injured during the warm-up before the start of the day’s play. Root suffered a ball in his stomach after which he was taken to the hospital for further examination. Root, however, did not suffer any serious injuries and came out to field later.
Smith out too cheaply
England achieved early breakthroughs in the presence of stand-in captain Ben Stokes. Australia lost the wickets of Nesser and Harris within three balls. Nesser (03) was bowled by James Anderson while Jos Buttler took a brilliant catch by Harris (23) off Stuart Broad. Butler dropped the catch of Smith (06) off Broad’s next ball. However, Australia’s stand-in captain Smith could not take advantage of the lifeline and was caught by Butler off Ollie Robinson’s delivery, which took the team’s score to 55 for four.
Head and Labuschagne hit fifty
After this, Travis Head, who came on the field, started scoring runs rapidly. He scored 51 runs in 54 balls with the help of 7 fours before being dismissed by Robinson. Labuschagne was also dismissed after scoring 51 runs. Green scored an unbeaten 33 off 43 balls, while Starc made 19 off 20 balls. As soon as the wicket of Richardson (8) fell, Australia declared their innings.