Australia hands crushing defeat to England in second Test

ADELAIDE: Aussie pacer, Jhye Richardson bagged a five-fer to push England to their second defeat in the ongoing Ashes, on Monday.

Australia completed the consolidating victory against England, in the second Test; defeating the touring party by a massive 275 runs margin. Australian pacer, Richardson, fired with the ball; taking a five-fer, leading his side to the victory.

England, resumed at an overnight score of 82/4, again halted by a poor start, losing their fifth wicket after adding just four runs to their previous day’s score.

Ollie Pope dismissed after scoring four off seven balls, the batter nicked the ball into the hands of Steven Smith; standing at the slip. After showing some resistance, Ben Stokes, too, dismissed by Nathan Lyon, as the bowler trapped him in legs.

Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes, however, tried to anchor the innings, both the batters were looking solid. The pair recorded an important 61-runs partnership, before Woakes walked back to the pavilion after scoring 44, he faced 97 deliveries, and smashed seven boundaries. He remained the top-scorer for his side in the second innings.

The touring side, then ran into yet another brief collapse, and Buttler, too, departed, after a bizarre dismissal. Buttler departed after stepping onto the stumps on Richardson’s delivery, he scored 26 and faced a mammoth 207 balls; smashing just two boundaries.

The side, then soon bundled out for a paltry 192; losing the match by 275 runs.

For his brilliant batting display in both innings, Marnus Labuschagne awarderd as the player of the match. He scored a brilliant century followed by an astonishing half-century in the two innings, respectively.

The two teams will now face off in the Boxing Day Test, which will take place from December 26 to December 30.