The much-anticipated Pink Ball Test between Australia and England is set to be played in Adelaide from 16th to 20th December 2021. Australia currently lead the five-match Test series 1-0 after having won the first Test comprehensively by 9 wickets. A brilliant bowling effort from the team helped them bundle out England for just 147 runs in the first innings.
Pat Cummins, who was playing the first match as the full-time captain, picked a five-wicket haul. 4 batsmen out of the top five got out in single digits. Ollie Pope (35 off 79) and Jos Buttler (39 off 58) couldn’t convert the starts into big scores. Australia, in reply, managed to post a gigantic 425-run total in the second innings. Warner rode his luck and managed to score 94 runs off 176 balls.
He stitched a 156-run partnership for the second wicket with Marnus Labuschagne. The latter made a vital contribution of 74 runs off 117 balls. England came back brilliantly after picking the wickets of Smith, Green, and Warner. However, a sensational knock from Travis Head put Australia at the top. He scored an outstanding knock of 152 runs in 148 deliveries.
England openers once again couldn’t provide a solid foundation at the start as both of them departed for 61 in 21 overs. Joe Root (89 off 165) and Dawid Malan (82 off 195), however, batted wonderfully and stitched a 162-run partnership for the third wicket.
The duo gave some hope to the English fans, however, once both of them got out, things went downhill for England. Wickets fell in quick intervals after that and England found themselves bundled out for 297 runs. Australia, in the end, needed only 20 runs to win the Test. They chased it down with 9 wickets remaining.
The much-anticipated second Test will be played with the pink ball in Adelaide. England have named their 12-man squad. Both Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad will return for the big game. Jack Leach, who is the only spinner in the 12-man squad might not be part of the playing XI. Mark Wood, who featured in the first Test, has been rested.
As far as the Australian team is concerned, Josh Hazlewood makes way for Jhye Richardson in the playing XI. The former has been ruled out of the second Test due to injury.
AUS vs ENG Live Streaming Details- When And Where To Watch Australia vs England In Your Country? Ashes 2021-22, 2nd Test
Sony Sports Network has bought the rights to broadcast all the matches of the Ashes 2021-22 in India. The live streaming will be available on Sony Liv App.
The viewers in Australia can watch all the matches of the Ashes 2021-22 live on Fox Cricket. Also, the fans can stream it live on the Foxtel Go app or Kayo Sports.
In the United Kingdom:
In the United Kingdom, BT Sports will present the live telecast of the Test series.
In the USA:
In the United States of America, the fans watch the match live on Willow TV.
In New Zealand:
Sky Sports will be broadcasting all the matches of Ashes 2021-22 live in New Zealand. For live-streaming, viewers can go to Sky Go App.
In South Africa:
In South Africa, SuperSport will present the live telecast of the Australia vs England Test series.