THE ASHES LIVE! All the action from Day 1 at Adelaide Oval
MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP: Mike Hussey, Damien Fleming, Ian Chappell, Glenn McGrath, John Emburey, Carl Rackemann, Tim Lane, and Bruce Eva.
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The second Ashes Test is finely poised after an absorbing opening day in Adelaide.
Australia finished at 4/209, with Shaun Marsh (20*) and Peter Handscomb (36*) seeing the Aussies safely through to stumps.
The highlight for England was debutant Craig Overton claiming the prized wicket of Steve Smith. James Anderson and Chris Woakes also took a wicket each, while the latter was also involved in the runout that claimed Cameron Bancroft’s wicket.
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A record crowd was set at the Adelaide Oval today.
Damien Fleming wasn’t pleased with the way England used the new ball.
Australia finish the second session at 2/138.
Khawaja is unbeaten on 52 while captain Steve Smith is playing another patient innings as he finishes the session on 25 not out.
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The field set to Steve Smith puzzled Ian Chappell.
Bat or bowl?
Joe Root’s decision has sparked criticism.
Australia is 0-33 following a rain-affected first session.
Warner (21*) and Bancroft (10*) have rarely been troubled in a relatively comfortable opening for the home side in Adelaide.
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John Emburey has high hopes for England debutant Craig Overton.
England has won the toss and elected to bowl.
The inaugural men’s day-night Ashes test match is finally here!
Australia arrive in Adelaide full of confidence on the back of a comprehensive 10-wicket win against England in Brisbane earlier this week. On the flipside, the aftermath of England’s loss on the field has been overshadowed by events off it. The fallout of the now infamous pre-series incident between English wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow and Aussie opening batter Cameron Bancroft has dominated headlines since the first test concluded.
Meanwhile, Ben Stokes has flown to New Zealand and will play club cricket on Sunday for Canterbury as he awaits news on whether he’ll be eligible to play for England in the coming tests.
Australia will be hoping their fast bowlers cause havoc under lights with the pink ball while England will see the Adelaide test as an opportunity to square the series in favourable conditions as the daunting prospect of a WACA test in Perth looms.
Join us on 5AA in Adelaide, 4BC in Brisbane, NTS Digital or the Cricket Australia website/app as we bring you all the action from the opening day’s play at Adelaide Oval.