Craig Overton's first test wicket was a big one, bowling Steve Smith to dismiss the Australian captain for the first time in the series and back England skipper Joe Root's decision to bowl first in the first day-night Test ever in the Ashes. Smith's unbeaten 141 in the series-opener in Brisbane last week turned the first Test in Australia's favour, setting up a 10-wicket victory for the hosts. England players walk onto the ground for the opening ceremonies for their Ashes test match against Australia in Adelaide.
Steve Smith was out for 40 on Saturday and at stumps, on a rain-interrupted day, one in the second Test, Australia was 209-4 from 81 overs. Peter Handscomb was unbeaten on 36 and Shaun Marsh was 20 not out. Australia's Steve Smith yells down to his batting partner during their Ashes test match against England in Adelaide.
Smith was in control, facing 90 balls and engaging in an ongoing verbal joust with Anderson until he was bowled by Overton, who was playing his first Test after coming into the England lineup at the expense of Jake Ball, to make the total 161-4. Australia's Steve Smith, left, and England's Stuart Broad have words mid-wicket during their Ashes test match in Adelaide.
It was slow going in the rain-reduced first session, with only 33 runs scored. England struck twice in each of the next two sessions to restrict the Australians. Chris Woakes had David Warner 47 caught behind to go with his run out of Cameron Bancroft 10 in the middle session, and he almost picked up another wicket but Mark Stoneman couldn't hold onto a catch at deep backward square after Usman Khawaja top-edged a pull shot when the Australians were on 109-2. Grounds crew cover the pitch as rain interrupts the Ashes test match between Australia and England in Adelaide.
England needed one more breakthrough to get into the lower-order but was unable to exploit the extra movement of the night-time conditions in front of more than 55,000 spectators at the venue. The England players wore black arm-bands in honour of first-class umpire Russell Evans, who died Friday aged 52. England players celebrate the run out of Australia's Cameron Bancroft for 10 runs during their Ashes test match in Adelaide