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Ashes 2017 Live Score, Australia vs England, 2nd Test, Day 2, Highlights: As It Happened

Follow all the live action from the Ashes as Australia take on England in the second Test at Adelaide.

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: December 3, 2017, 5:36 PM IST

Australia vs England (TEST)

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AUS vs ENG Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

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

Australia
Ist INN

442/8

(149.0) RR 2.96

2nd INN

138 /10

(58.0) 2.37

v/s
Australia beat England by 120 runs
England
Ist INN

227/10

(76.1) RR 2.98

2nd INN

233 /10

(84.2) RR 2.76

Ashes 2017 Live Score, Australia vs England, 2nd Test, Day 2, Highlights: As It Happened

Day 1 Review: England snared the prized wicket of their nemesis Steve Smith as Australia toiled under the lights in a feisty opening day of the first-ever day-night Ashes Test in Adelaide on Saturday.

It was debutant Craig Overton who claimed the huge scalp of the world's top-rated Test batsman for 40 and his first Test wicket in the 63rd over of a grimly-fought contest between bat and ball.

But the Australians, leading the series after a 10-wicket first Test win in Brisbane, only lost four wickets after being surprisingly sent into bat by England skipper Joe Root.

At the close, the home side were 209 for four with Peter Handscomb unbeaten on 36 and Shaun Marsh on 20 before an Adelaide Oval record 55,317 crowd.

Overton angled one in between bat and pad to scatter Smith's stumps to the unbridled delight of the England team after the Australian skipper's match-turning unbeaten 141 in Brisbane.

The Somerset seamer earned kudos as the first bowler to bowl Smith in a Test match in Australia since New Zealand's Trent Boult in November 2015.

Smith, who faced 90 balls, had been contained by England's tight line and was never given a moment's peace by Joe Root's team to keep him under pressure.

At one stage James Anderson stood just off the pitch and next to Smith at the non-striker's end as the pair exchanged barbs and needed umpire Aleem Dar to step between the two to calm tensions.

Smith also traded heated words with Stuart Broad early in his innings as the tourists looked for ways to unsettle the imperious Australian skipper.

Usman Khawaja raised his ninth Test half-century and was dropped on 44 by Mark Stoneman before he fell in the over after the dinner break.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 Australia 4320 108
3 England 5253 105
4 New Zealand 3449 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5442 111
5 Australia 5854 110
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1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 6095 265
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 5248 262
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