Aus vs Eng, 5th Test, Day 2: Despite faltering in the second innings, Australia took a 152-run lead

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Aus vs Eng, 5th Test, Day 2

Highlights

  • Steve Smith is unbeaten on 17 and Scott Bowland is on 3 runs.
  • Australia team scored 303 runs in their first innings for the loss of 10 wickets.
  • England team could only score 188 runs in the first innings.

Hobart| The 5th Test of the Ashes series has reached an exciting juncture. By the end of the second day’s play of the last Test, Australia had scored 37 runs in the second innings for the loss of three wickets. Steve Smith is unbeaten on 17 and Scott Bowland is on 3 runs. The team is maintaining a lead of 152 runs.

The Kangaroo team had a very poor start in the second innings. Opening pair David Warner and Usman Khawaja made a poor start. Warner was dismissed for 0 and Khawaja scored 11 runs. At the same time, the number three batsman Marnus Labuschagne was also dismissed after scoring five runs in 11 balls. The team is leading by 152 runs. For England, bowler Broad, Woakes and Wood showed their excellent bowling performance, taking one wicket each.

Earlier, Australia team had scored 303 runs in their first innings for the loss of ten wickets. Team’s batsman Travis Head scored 101 runs while scoring a brilliant century and Green scored 74 runs while scoring a half-century. At the same time, while batting, England team could score only 188 runs for the loss of ten wickets.

Let us tell you that in the five-Test Ashes series, Australia has won three matches against England and played a draw. In the last match too, England are expected to clean sweep.

(With IANS inputs)

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