The second Ashes Test match ended on Monday with the result coming in favour of the hosts. Steve Smith and Co beat the English team by a mammoth margin of 275 runs at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide to gain 2-0 lead in the series. The batting duo of Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes played defiant knocks on the ultimate which turned out to be of no use in the end.
The English wicketkeeper-batter fought hard during his inning of 26 runs after facing more than 200 balls. However, this came to a bizarre end when the right-hander was out hit-wicket on the 207th delivery of his knock, off Jhye Richardson’s bowling.
The incident took place on the last ball of the 110th over of the fourth innings of the pink-ball Test match. He was the ninth batter to get out and speedster James Anderson fell as the last scalp in a span of a couple of more overs.
Here’s the full video of Jos Buttler’s wicket:
Jhye Richardson leads Australia’s bowling attack on Day 5
Debutant Jhye Richardson began from where he left on the penultimate day of the Adelaide Test. After claiming two wickets at yesterday’s stumps, the youngster picked three more scalps to complete a 5-fer. Apart from him, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon also grabbed a couple each to contribute to their side’s triumph.
Batting maestro Marnus Labuschagne was adjudged as the ‘Player of the Match’ for his terrific knocks of 103 (305) and 51 (96) respectively. On the other hand, Smith did a commendable job as the skipper of the side in the absence of Pat Cummins. The two teams will now travel to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne for the Boxing Day Test from December 26 onwards.