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Ashes 2021-22: AUS vs ENG 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights; Australia 221/2 at stumps; Labuschagne 95 not out

Australia vs England 2nd Ashes Test: Follow Live Cricket Score, Commentary, Scorecard and Latest Updates from the ongoing AUS vs ENG Day 1 second Test at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.Steve Smith's Australia had won the toss and opted to bat.

India TV Sports Desk Written by: India TV Sports Desk New Delhi Updated on: December 16, 2021 17:06 IST
Australia's batsman Marnus Labuschagne celebrates reaching

Australia's batsman Marnus Labuschagne celebrates reaching his half-century on Day one of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide on Thursday.

Australia vs England 2nd Ashes Test Day 1 Highlights Updates

Australia  221/2 in 89 overs in 1st innings (STUMPS) Labuschagne sees out rest of the day without any further trouble and will return tomorrow at  95 not out. Steve Smith held on to the other end as well with an 81-ball 17.

Australia  217/2 in 85 overs in 1st innings Labuschagne dropped at 95! No joy for Anderson and England as the visitors have given the fourth life to the Australian batter. Australia gathered just five runs from the previous five overs.  

Australia  212/2 in 80 overs in 1st innings England's search for a breakthrough continues. Labuschagne and Smith have become a thorn in the flesh for England. Just four runs amassed from the last five overs. 

Australia 208/2 in 75 overs in 1st innings Labuschagne and Smith going the merry way and keeping the scoreboard ticking. After Warner's departure, Smith has walked to the center and consolidated well. 10 runs gathered from the last five overs. 

Australia 198/2 in 70 overs in 1st innings Australian skipper Steve Smith is lending good support to Marnus Labuschagne and the duo is piling up runs on the board. The two have collected 22 runs from the last five overs and four deliveries, 

Australia 176/2 in 64.2 overs in 1st innings WICKET! A foolish shot, nearly giving away his wicket as Warner picks a short and wide ball to give an easy catch to Broad at cover. This dismissal at 95 is tough to digest as Warner missed a well deserved century in Brisbane too where he got out at 94. 

Australia 169/1 in 63 overs in 1st innings 150-run stand between Warner and Labuschagne. Australian opener Warner is inching towards his hundred. 25 runs aggregated from the last five overs. 

Australia 144/1 in 58 overs in 1st innings Labuschagne and Warner are taking steady post Tea in the initial overs. Root is banking on his two premium fast bowlers Chris Woakes and James Anderson to find a breakthrough but they are yet to find a chink in the armours of the two set batters.

Australia vs England 2nd Ashes Test, Day 1, 3rd session Australia resumes at 129/1


Australia vs England 2nd Ashes Test, Day 1, 2nd session

Australia 129/1 in 53 overs in 1st innings (TEA BREAK) Umpire calls for Tea at the end of the over and Australians will be pleased the way the second session of the night has turned out to be. Warner and Labuschange consolidated on their partnership after adding 41 runs in the first sessions and now have added 100-plus runs for the second wicket.  

Australia 122/1 in 51.3 overs in 1st innings:50! Labuschagne scores a well-crafted half-century after dealing with the initial wrath of English pacers. The top-order Aussie batter took his time to reach the milestone; facing 156 deliveries and hitting just three boundaries. He had some luck on his side too as he was dropped twice.

Australia 100/1 in 46 overs in 1st innings 100 runs come up for Australia for the loss of just one wicket in their first innings. England are toiling hard for a wicket as Warner and Labuschagne have consolidated well to drive Australia. Australia collected 15 runs from the last five overs. 

Australia 85/1 in 41 overs in 1st innings: David Warner reaches his half-century Warner, alongside Labuschagne is gradually keeping the scoreboard ticking. England are rotating their bowlers just to break this partnership. Australia gathered 17 runs from the last five overs. 

Australia 68/1 in 36 overs in 1st innings 50-run partnership comes up between Warner and Labuschagne as the duo drive Australia after dinner. Marnus Labuschagne gets life on two occassions. Dropped at the  man next to the square leg umpire while attempting a four. Next, a short ball from Ben Stokes and the Australian batter gets quite some deflection from the gloves while attelpting a pull shot. England keeper Jos Buttler misses a chance to pocket it safely. England's search for a breakthrough continues. Can Labuschagne's two dropped catches cost England too much?


Australia 55/1 in 31 overs in 1st innings England bowlers are in a desperate search for a wicket to end this partnership between Warner and Labuschagne. The duo is inching towards a 50-run stand between them. Australian batters have gathered 10 runs from the last five overs. 

Australia 45/1 in 26 overs James Anderson starts the second session with a maiden over. Warner, Labuschagne trying to condolidate, extend their partnership and get some runs on the board for Australia. 

Australia vs England 2nd Ashes Test, Day 1, 2nd session


Australia vs England 2nd Ashes Test, Day 1, 1st session
Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Australia have realised that it is a tough time with the willow. With England's bowling greats- James Anderson and Stuart Broad back into the playing team, the duo nearly tightened the noose for the hosts. Time and again the duo went for regular close appeals. After losing opener Marcus Harris early- courtesy of a brilliant catch by Jos Buttler behind the stumps, Warner and Labuschagne consolidated Australia. England are looking to get the breakthrough and end this 41-run stand between Warner and Labuschagne.

DINNER on Day 1! Action to resume in Adelaide after 40 minutes! 

Australia 42/1 in 23 overs in 1st innings: Warner, Labuschagne consolidating well against the England's bowling attack now. The duo is keeping the scoreboard ticking and rotating the strike well. England have handed the ball to Stokes and Woakes now. 18 runs from the last five overs. 

Australia 24/1 in 18 overs in 1st innings: The temprament of the England bowlers is visibly high. Time and again the bowling attack is keeping it tight for Warner, Labuschagne. Australia's batting duo is struggling to get the runs. Nine runs amassed from the previous five overs. 

Australia 15/1 in 13 overs in 1st innings: Australian batters- David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne are wary of England's pace attack. Back to back close chances for the visitors. England lose a review as Warner survives. 11 runs gathered from the last five overs and three deliveries. 

Australia 4/1 in 7.3 overs in 1st innings: WICKET! Broad gets the first blood and sends Marcus Harris to the pavilion. Broad bowls a short delivery down leg, Harris play a futile pull shot and finds the edge of the bat. The ball that was quite from the keeper was carefully chased by Jos Buttler who takes a terrific diving catch to dismiss Harris. 

Australia 3/0 in 6 overs in 1st innings: England pace duo- Anderson and Broad keeping it close-necked for the Australian openers. A few close chances where Marcus Harris survives. A close lbw call from Broad- a plumb which the umpire thought was hitting the leg stump but had to reverse his decision after the DRS. Just three runs gathered from the last five overs.

Australia 0/0 in 1 overs in 1st innings: Maiden over to start the proceedings of the Adelaide Test. James Anderson, who is coming after missing the first Test in Brisbane, looks in fine touch. Clearly, Marcus Harris is seen having a tough time while facing the England pacer. 

Marcus Harris and Warner are at the crease. Marcus Harris is on strike. Anderson will open the attack

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Michael Neser, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon

TOSS UPDATE: Australia have won the toss and elected to bat first in Adelaide. 

Glenn McGrath presents Michael Neser with Baggy Green

Can Australia continue their winning spree in Adelaide? 

  • Steve Smith grinds it hard ahead of the second Test in Adelaide. 

  • Vice-captain Steve Smith will lead Australia in Cummins' absence, his first Test in charge since Cape Town 2018, while Queensland seamer Michael Neser will make his Test debut. Travis Head has been named vice-captain.

  • Australia Test skipper Pat Cummins has been ruled out of the second Ashes Test after it emerged that he came into contact with a positive COVID-19 case on Wednesday evening.

Ashes 2nd Test: Australia take perfect day-night record to Adelaide

While there were initial question marks over opener David Warner’s fitness for the second match of the Ashes series, there are no doubts about Australia's superiority in day-night tests.

They’re a perfect eight from eight as they go into the pink-ball test against England beginning Thursday at the Adelaide Oval.

Warner had a few reprieves on his way to scoring 94 runs in the series-opener at the Gabba in Brisbane, where Australia beat England by nine wickets.

But after taking two hits in the ribs while batting, Warner didn’t field for Australia in England’s second innings. He still appeared to be in discomfort while batting in practice at Adelaide, but on Wednesday captain Pat Cummins said Warner “will be right."

“If he thought he couldn’t be as good as he normally is, he wouldn’t be playing," added Cummins.

Teammate Travis Head, who cemented his spot as Australia's No. 5 by scoring 152 in Brisbane, earlier predicted Warner wouldn't miss it.


Australia Squad: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser, Mitchell Swepson

England Squad: Haseeb Hameed, Rory Burns, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Jack Leach