16-Dec-2017

England lose second Ashes Test by 120 runs in Adelaide

ADELAIDE Dec 6: Beginning the final day on 176-4 in pursuit of 354, the tourists lost Chris Woakes to the second ball and Joe Root two overs later, both to Josh Hazlewood.
 
If Root's departure all but confirmed England's fate, Moeen Ali fell six overs later to make the rest little more than a formality.
 
Jonny Bairstow gamely resisted for 36, but Mitchell Starc ruthlessly wrapped it up with the second new ball to finish with 5-88.
 
England lost six wickets in the first session and were bowled out for 233 shortly before tea.
 
The hosts will regain the Ashes if they win the third Test in Perth, which begins on 14 December.
 
SCORECARD:
 
Australia 442-8 dec (Marsh 126*) & 138 (Anderson 5-43, Woakes 4-36)
 
England 227 (Lyon 4-60) & 233 (Root 67)
 
Australia won by 120 runs; take lead 2-0 in series