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Ashes 2017, Australia vs England Day 3 Highlights - As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: December 4, 2017, 5:05 PM IST

Australia vs England (TEST)


AUS vs ENG Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

2nd Test TEST, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, 02 December, 2017



(149.0) RR 2.96

2nd INN

138 /10

(58.0) 2.37

Australia beat England by 120 runs


(76.1) RR 2.98

2nd INN

233 /10

(84.2) RR 2.76

Ashes 2017, Australia vs England Day 3 Highlights - As It Happened

PREVIEW AUS vs ENG: England stumbled, losing an early wicket, before rain forced play to be abandoned on day two of the second Ashes Test on Sunday after Australia had declared their first innings on 442 for eight. Mitchell Starc struck in the seventh over, trapping Mark Stoneman leg before wicket for 18, to leave the tourists a shaky 29 for one when rain brought an early finish at Adelaide Oval. Alastair Cook was on 11 with James Vince yet to score in the first-ever Ashes day-night Test. Stoneman wasted a review, which only confirmed the umpire's decision, to end a dire day for the tourists. Shaun Marsh earlier claimed his fifth Test century as Australia tightened the screws on England, making captain Joe Root pay for sending the home side into bat. Marsh scored a watchful and undefeated 126 off 231 balls. "There’s a good feeling in the dressing room," England coach Trevor Bayliss said, putting a positive slant on his team's predicament. "They’re certainly not disheartened at all. Shaun showed it’s not impossible to score runs out there. It will be up to one or two of our guys to go out and make a big score, not just 40 or 50." Australia's score surpassed their previous best in pink-ball Tests, 383 in the first innings of last year's day-night match against South Africa in Adelaide. Steve Smith called a halt to the innings shortly after the dinner break after Pat Cummins was dismissed for 44. Marsh went for quick runs ahead of the declaration, including a towering six off Stuart Broad, while Nathan Lyon also clouted a six off Craig Overton in his 10 not out. England suffered further indignity just before the dinner break. Cook and Vince collided going for the same catch off Marsh in the gully and the chance off Chris Woakes went begging.

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