Ashes 2017: Australia register comprehensive 120-run win over England in Adelaide Test, take 2-0 lead in series

06 December 2017, 12:39 PM
Ashes Series 2017: Mitchell Starc
Ashes Series 2017: Mitchell Starc

Australia registered a comprehensive 120-run victory against England in the second Test at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.

England looked in the drivers' seat with six wickets in hand, needing 178 runs to win the maiden day-night Ashes test and level the series at 1-1 but fell well short of their victory target and will head to Perth 2-0 down with three matches to play. 

Josh Hazlewood dented England's hopes of a remarkable win on the final day of the Test by scalping two wickets in his opening spell.

Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc polished the tail to take five for 88, his eighth five-wicket haul in tests, but it was Hazlewood who made the crucial break through's upfront and help Australians make inroads into the English batting.

First Published: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:26 PM
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