Jhye Richardson played a crucial role in Australia’s triumph as they decimated England by 275 runs in the 2nd Test Match of the prestigious Ashes series that took place at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. They lead the series 2-0 after they clinched the victory on the final session of Day 5. The hosts were able to take all the remaining six wickets to secure the win at the Adelaide.
Jhye Richardson tallies five-wicket haul as Australia register a comprehensive win against England
The game looked like going away from the hands of England after they were slapped with a heavy lead. They were given a daunting task to attain the gigantic lead with four sessions to play out. The visitors did not have the best of starts to have any say on the final day. Their top order was blown apart in the final session of Day 4.
The overnight pair of Ollie Pope and Ben Stokes had resumed the batting on the afternoon of Day 5. Pope’s disappointing form continued after being dismissed off Mitchell Starc. Ben Stokes followed suit following a successful review by the Australians. Nathan Lyon was getting the ball to turn and was rewarded with the wicket of Stokes.
England were striving to pull off a draw on Day 5 as they looked low on confidence at 105-6. The duo of Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes produced a short fightback. They put on 61 runs and played out over 30 overs. Woakes was wiped off with 40 runs against his name after an incoming delivery by Jhye Richardson.
Ollie Robinson also provided to be good company in the crease for Buttler and played out 39 deliveries. The wicket-keeper batter’s guard came to an unfortunate end in the form of a hit-wicket in the first over after the tea break.
Buttler drove a delivery to point, but went way too deep in his crease. His heel proceeded to touch the off stump, as the bail fell off. He played out 207 deliveries for his knock of 26.
The veteran pacing duo, Stuart Broad and James Anderson also made the Australian bowlers work hard for the final wicket. But, it was Jhye Richardson who tallied his fifth wicket and secured the first five-wicket haul of his career. Australia is set to square off against England in the third test which is set to begin on Boxing Day in Melbourne.