Ashes 2021 HIGHLIGHTS, Australia vs England 2nd Test Day 4: Starc gets Root, ENG 82/4 at stumps

Ashes HIGHLIGHTS 2021-22: Get the live updates, commentary, highlights and more from the 2nd Ashes Test between Steve Smith's Australia and Joe Root's England at the Adelaide Oval.

Rory Burns and Joe Root in action for England.   -  REUTERS

Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of the Ashes series.

DAY 3 RECAP

Mitchell Starc’s milestone in day-night Test matches left Australia in command of the second Ashes Test, with the home side taking a 282-run lead to stumps on day three with nine wickets in hand.

England capitulated from 150-2 to be all out for 236 in reply to Australia’s first-innings total of 473-9 declared.

Australia captain Steve Smith decided against enforcing the follow-on before the home side went to stumps Saturday at 45-1 with David Warner's run out after a mid-wicket mix-up.

Under-pressure opener Marcus Harris survived both that and a crucial 17-over period under lights to finish unbeaten on 21 along with Michael Neser (2).

Australia remains unbeaten in the eight pink-ball Tests it has played, partly because of game management and partly because of skill. A large chunk of that day-night expertise can be attributed to Starc.

FULL REPORT

Australia XI: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith (c), Travis Head (vc), Cameroon Green, Alex Carey (wk), Michael Neser, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon.

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

WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH ASHES 2021-22 ENGLAND VS AUSTRALIA?

The match will be telecast LIVE on the Sony Sports Network and will be available for live streaming on the SonyLIV app at 9:30 AM IST.