Latest Cricket News – Fast bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins and off-spinner Nathan Lyon took three wickets each to take Australia home to 258 for 77.1 overs on Thursday, the second day of the second Ashes Test. The game of the first day of the second Test was washed out due to rain but on the second day the game was played in clear weather. In reply, Australia have scored 30 runs for one wicket in 13 overs in their first innings till the end of the day’s play. Australia are currently 228 runs behind England’s score with nine wickets remaining.
Australia won the toss in the match and decided to field first. For England, opener Rory Burns scored 53 and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow scored 52 runs. For Australia, Hazlewood took three wickets for 58 runs, Cummins three wickets for 61 runs and Leon took three wickets for 68 runs.
England lost opener Jason Roy in the second over who could not open his account. Hazlewood had Roy caught by wicketkeeper Tim Paine. Hazlewood lbw England captain Joe Root. Root scored 14 runs. Hazlewood made Joe Denly his third victim. Denli scored 30 off 67 balls with the help of four fours.
Opener Rory Burns, playing at one end, scored a brilliant innings of 53 runs with the help of seven fours in 127 balls and he was dismissed as the team’s score of 116 as the fourth batsman. Burns was dismissed by Pat Cummins. Fast bowler Peter Siddle dismissed Jos Buttler and off-spinner Nathan Lyon removed Stokes to take England to 138 for six. Butler scored 12 and Stokes scored 13.
After this, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes managed an unbeaten partnership of 63 runs for the seventh wicket to take England to some extent till tea time. Bairstow was at the crease scoring 36 and Chris Woakes 25 at the time of tea. At the time of tea, England had lost six wickets for 201 runs. England lost the remaining four wickets after tea by adding 57 runs. Cummins and Lyon took two wickets each.
Chris Woakes was dismissed by Cummins after tea. Chris Woakes scored 32 runs. There was a 72-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Bairstow and Vokes. Joffra Archer was out for 12 by Cummins. Lyon dismissed England’s innings by dismissing Stuart Broad and Bairstow. Broad scored 11 runs while Bairstow scored 52 runs off 95 balls with seven fours.