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2nd Test Match Ashes Series 2021 – Australia at its best heading towards the victory

The blockbuster series of the year has started when Australia lock horns against England in Ashes Series 2021. In the 2nd test of the series, Australia is at its best heading towards the victory.

Last updated: 18.12.2021
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Ashes Series 2021 – The blockbuster series of the year has started when Australia lock horns against England in Ashes Series 2021. After losing the first test match by 9 wickets, it seems England has remained at the receiving end in the second test match too.


Mitchell Starc started off the Ashes Series Sensationally


With high hopes from visitors captain Joe Root won the toss and decided to bat first at Gabba, Brisbane. But soon find themselves in trouble when starc cleaned bowled Rory Burns on the first delivery to start off the ashes series in the most surreal way for the hosts. In the history head become the second batsman to got out on duck and it was the sixth duck of the year for – Rory Burns.


England was 11/3 with captain himself got out on duck in the first innings to left his side all alone. Before visitors could understand anything they bowled out at the score of 147 runs in the first innings. Pat Cummins became the first captain to pick 5-wicket haul after Richie Benaud in 1962. Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood and Mitchell Starc have done what Australia is at its.


— ICC (@ICC) December 8, 2021

In reply, Australia had scored 425 runs in the first innings with valuable contributions from David Warner (94), Marnus Labuschagne (74) , Travis Head (152). Australia with lead of 278 runs in first innings ensured England had less chances to survive with the kind of batting performance visitors in first innings.


— (@cricketcomau) December 10, 2021

Joe Root valiant effort in second innings


With massive lead of 278 runs and having lost both the openers in quick time. Joe Root and Dawid Malan came into to rescue the side from uncertainties. After first innings failure, Joe Root continued his test form of 2021 year and put on absolute class of batting with brilliant batting alongside Dawid Malan.


— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 10, 2021


England was in the match till the time both batsman were on the crease and into their 80s batsmen – England was heading towards draw. But Nathan Lyon 400th wicket when Dawid Malan was caught out – changed the equation of the game.  


With this wicket, England had lost momentum soon and captain himself Joe Root who was inches close for his hundred. England all out at the score of 297 runs in the second innings and gave the easy target of 20 runs to Australia which they had chased down with 9 wickets in hands.


England has same problem in second test


Australia with 1-0 up in the series has the bad news before the test match when Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins ruled out of the match. With the replacement and Steve Smith as a captain, Australia commence the second test match after winning the toss and decided to bat first.


Marcus Harris again failed to impress and got out cheaply to left everything on David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne shoulders.


Day 1 of second test completely dominated by Aussies and they just lost 2 wicket at the score 221 runs at stumps. Once again David Warner caught on 95 runs by Stuart Broad on Ben Stokes delivery. Warner scores in test series so far 94 and 95 runs.


Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne remained unbeaten on day 1 at stumps. Australia begins the second day and Marnus Labuschagne soon completes his century after too chances on day 1. Australia on day 2 declared the innings at 473 runs for 9 wickets.


David Warner (95), Steve Smith (93) and Marnus Labuschagne (103) the major contributions helped the hosts to post big score. Towards the end of the innings, Alex Carey (51) and Mitchell Starc unbeaten 39 cameos took the score over 450 runs before the declaration comes.


England began the second innings but lost the openers at the score of 12/2 to left the team in shambles. With Joe Root and Dawid Malan remaining unbeaten all hopes will be on this pair like they done in first test match.

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