Ashes 2021 Live – England has been on the verge of another defeat in the Ashes series. From Mitchell Starc Yorker to Rory Burns in the first test match so far, visitors are on the backfoot on every occasion. Without Joe Root, this lineup of England never looks so strong against hosts.
Where in the first test match, England had missed out on the experienced duo of Anderson-Broad which was another reason for defeat in a first test match. Many former England players have criticized the selection criteria of Joe Root after this defeat.
Michael Vaughan narrates that defeat doesn’t surprise me at all. With a lot of hope, such failures always happened and England was disappointed against the best teams all the time.
Problem for England is when they have a bad session they have Test Match losing sessions with the Bat .. It’s been happening for too long against the better teams .. #Ashes
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 11, 2021
Though there was the Joe Root and Dawid Malan partnership in the first test match during the second innings. But once the partnership was broken, England lost the way in the match. Australia registers an easy 9 wicket victory in a first test match. Pat Cummins become the first captain after Richie Benaud to seize 5 wickets.
— Sportskeeda (@Sportskeeda) December 10, 2021
From David Warner to Marnus Labuschagne and match-winning knock of 152 runs by Travis Head blew away opposition plans. But before the second test match, hosts received the bad news that Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins will not feature in the second game.
Even it was unclear earlier about David Warner’s selection for the second test after bruised ribs.
Ashes 2021 Live – England poor form continues in second test match too
Clearing the news of David Warner’s injury, Australia named Steve Smith as a captain for the second test match. Josh Hazelwood and Pat Cummins were replaced by Michael Neser and Jhye Richardson.
England includes an experienced duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad to strengthen their lineup. But nothing has changed for the team in any way. Australia after winning the toss decided to bat first and once again Marcus Harris disappointed again got out early.
But David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne continued the brilliant batting form of a first test match. Day 1 Australia dominated the game and lost just two wickets. David Warner (95) got out again before completing his century.
Australia declared the first innings at the score of 473 runs for 9 wickets. Steve Smith (93) and Marnus Labuschagne’s (103) valiant efforts destroyed the opposition attack completely.
In reply, England once again got out cheaply in the first innings at the score of 236 runs. Joe Root (62) and Dawid Malan (80) again stood up to the occasion but no other batsman supported them.
Australia decided to bat again and put on another class of cricket they believe in from the ages. In the second innings with the contributions of Marnus Labuschagne (51) and Travis Head (51), Australia declared their second innings at 230 runs.
With a target of 468 runs, England had lost the captain Joe Root on Day 4 off Mitchell Starc. England had 6 wickets in hands and 386 runs to chase at stumps of day 4. The final day of the test match begins on with hopes England will fight but soon they have surrendered and inch close to another defeat in the series.