Australia vs England, 2nd Ashes Test, Day 5 Stats Review: Jhye Richardson’s five-fer extends hosts’ impeccable record in Day-Night Tests
Australia won their ninth Day/night Test. They have played nine and won as many matches.
Updated - Dec 20, 2021 5:03 pm
The inevitable happened as Christmas came a few days early for Australia as they defeated England by a massive 275 runs margin to go 2-0 up in the Ashes. Jos Buttler fought hard for his 207-ball 26 runs but he gave an early Christmas present to the Australian side as he got out hit-wicket to Jhye Richardson, who later went on to take five wicket-haul in just his second Test.
Chris Woakes recorded his highest Test score of 44 against Australia as he shared a 61-run partnership with Jos Butter in 190 deliveries. The impressive Jhye Richardson the last wicket of James Anderson while Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon bagged two wickets apiece. Ollie Pope’s poor form in the series continued as Ben Stokes also couldn’t do much and got out to Lyon for the seventh time in Tests. Marnus Labuschagne was declared the Player of the Match for his 154 runs (103 and 51) in the Test.
Already 2-0 down in the series, England, who are looking well short of ideas, will look to start afresh after Christmas and perform better in the Boxing day clash at the MCG. Joe Root will be hoping for more runs from his other batters as only he and Dawid Malan have looked in touch with the bat this series. The hosts would love to repeat the 2013 and 2017 Ashes scenarios at home where after winning the first two Tests they had clinched the third one too.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Australia vs England, 2nd Ashes Test Day 5:
11 – England has now lost 11 out of last 12 Tests in Australia. One match was drawn.
4 – Jos Buttler became the fourth England batter to get out hit-wicket in Tests in the 21st Century.
9 – Australia won their ninth Day/night Test. They have played nine and won as many matches.
207 – Jos Buttler took 207 deliveries to score his 26 runs. It is the most balls he has faced when scored 50 or fewer runs.
1 – Jhye Richardson took his maiden five wicket haul in just his second Test.
8 – England lost their eighth Test this year. They have played 14 Tests in 2021 winning four wins and drawing two.
12.56 – Jos Buttler became the batter with third-least strike-rate with minimum 200 balls faced in a Test innings, 12.56 .
94 – Nathan Lyon now has 94 wickets against England in Tests. He has same number of wickets against India.
5/42 – Jhye Richardson recorded the fifth-best bowling figures in Day/Night Tests in Australia.
7 – Nathan Lyon dismissed Ben Stokes for the seventh time in Tests. R Ashwin has dismissed the England all-rounder most times (11).
39 – Mitchell Starc has now taken 39 wickets in Tests at the Adelaide Oval, most at any ground in Australia. The fast bowler has 37 wickets to his name at the Gabba, Brisbane.
44 – Chris Woakes recorded his highest Test score against Australia.