Australia have won two consecutive test matches against England. The Aussies are 2-0 up in the series with this win.
1st Innings of Australia
Aussie captain Steven Smith won the toss at the Adelaide Oval and decided to bat first. Australia scored a decent figure in the first innings, depending on the top-order.
But their opening partnership didn’t last for a long time. The home team lost their first wicket in 4 runs as opener M. Harris had to go back to the pavilion in the 8th over.
Then, David Warner made a brilliant partnership of 172 runs with Marnus Labuschagne. Unfortunately, Warner missed the century only for five runs. England all-rounder Ben Stokes picked up his wicket in the 65th over. However, Labuschagne got a century in the first innings. He scored 103 runs before losing the wicket. In the middle order, skipper Smith added 93 runs on the scoreboard. After picking up 473 runs, Australia declared their first innings.
1st Innings of England
England didn’t have a good start in the first innings. They lost their two openers in 12 runs. On the third wicket, Dawid Malan made a partnership of 138 runs with captain Joe Root. But the English skipper lost his wicket to Cameron Green. After a while, Dawid Malan also went back to the pavilion, scoring 80 runs.
The remaining batsmen of the visitors couldn’t add enough runs to the scoreboard. They became all-out in 236 runs. Aussie pacer Mitchell picked up four wickets of England.
2nd Innings of Australia
The English bowlers dominated in the second innings of Australia. The home team lost four wickets in 55 runs. Marnus Labuschagne, who got a century in the first innings, was the only batsman to cross fifty runs for Australia. The rest of the batsmen couldn’t score notable runs. As a result, Australia declared the innings in 230 runs. In the end, Australia gave a target of 467 runs.
2nd Innings of England
Due to the aggression of Aussie bowlers, the visitors became all-out in 292 runs. English bowler, Chris Woakes, scored the highest 44 runs for England. But the other batsmen failed to chase the target. As a result, they lost the second test match at Adelaide Oval.
Australia: 473/9d & 230/9d
England : 236/10 & 192/10