Aus vs Eng Day Night Test: The second Test match of the five-match Test series was played between Australia and England at the Oval in Adelaide. In this Day-Night Test match, England’s team had to score 468 runs to win, but this team was all-out for 192 runs in the second innings and lost by 275 runs. With this win, Australia have taken a 2-0 lead in this Test series. Marnus Labuschagne was adjudged the player of the match for his excellent batting.
England’s second innings, poor performance of batsmen:
Playing ahead of 82/4, England’s batsmen added only 4 runs in the fifth day’s play that Ollie Pope was caught by Steve Smith on Mitchell Starc’s delivery after scoring 4 runs. England got the sixth blow in the form of Ben Stokes, who scored 12 runs in 77 balls, was dismissed lbw off Nathan Lyon. Although the umpire gave him not out, Kangaroo captain Steve Smith reversed the umpire’s decision by taking DRS. In the second innings of the match, Jhye Richardson took 5 wickets for Australia while Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon took two wickets each.
Talking about this match, Australia captain Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat. The Kangaroo team had declared the innings by scoring 473 runs for the loss of 9 wickets on the basis of Marnus Labushane’s century (103), David Warner 95, captain Steve Smith’s 93 and Alex Carey’s 51. In reply, England’s first innings was reduced to 236 runs, in which 80 runs were scored by David Malan, 62 runs by captain Joe Root and 34 runs by Stokes.
At the same time, after taking a huge lead of 237 runs, Australia’s team had declared their second innings on 230/9. Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head scored 51-51 for the Kangaroo team in this innings, while Cameron Green scored 33 runs. In this way, England got a huge target of 468 runs. In response, by the end of the fourth day of the match, the team had lost four important wickets. The England opener had flopped in the fourth consecutive innings.