Successive win for Australia – 2nd Test vs. England

Australia 9-570 declared and 3-132 declared (David Warner 83*, Steven Smith 23*, James Anderson 2-19) beat England 172 and 312 (Joe Root 87, Matt Prior 69, Peter Siddle 4-57, Ryan Harris 3-54) by 218 runs.

The English batsmen were unable to cope up with the steamy fast bowling of Australia whereas Peter Siddle and Ryan Harris assisted their team with a smooth win.

The Kangaroos declared their first innings after amassing 570 runs for the loss of 9 wickets followed by another declaration in the second at 3-132. The first innings of the Englishmen was squeezed for 172 and they managed 312 in the second.

Mitchell Johnson (Australia) was announced ‘Player of the match’ for his lethal bowling spell of 7-40 in the first innings.

The second Ashes Test concluded on Monday, December 9, 2013, at Adelaide Oval.

Mitchell Johnson - Lethal fast bowling in the match
Mitchell Johnson – Lethal fast bowling in the match

Earlier, the visitors commenced their second innings at 6-247 in 90 overs whereas Matt Prior and Stuart Broad were unbeaten on 31 and 22 runs respectively. The latter started off nicely by hitting a six on the fourth ball but was gone on the very next delivery for 29. Prior set the tone on aggression and reached his 27th Test fifty with a four during the fifth over of the day. He kept on enhancing the score and became the 9th victim at 301 after contributing 69 runs. The last pair added another 11 runs to the total before the entire English side was bowled out for 312 in 101.4 overs.

Peter Siddle was the supreme bowler with four wickets, Ryan Harris got three whereas Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Lyon and Steven Smith shared one wicket each.

Australia humiliated England by a hefty margin of 218 runs and leads the five match series at 2-0.


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