Second Test Ashes – Day 1 Review
Test 2 of the 2021-22 Ashes series started, and fans from England and Australia loved the thrilling and Nail-biting competition from the rival cricketing sides.
The England captain Joe Root was very disappointed after the first test loss. Many England players were injured and not fit to play on the first test, but they are back on the second test.
England key fast bowlers like Jimmy Anderson and Stuart broad are selected in the second test and will perform and contribute to the Englishmen side.
The English top-order batsman is also seen practising in the nets to perform well and put on a big score before the second test match.
In the last match, the bowlers and the battles failed to outplay the Australians. Hence in the Second Test, England would look to turn the tables and mark a big victory against the Aussies.
The Australian new captain Pat Cummins is exceptionally happy with how things are going for his Side. The top Orders are putting runs on the Board, and the bowlers are backing it off by picking up quick Wickets and dominating the opponents with their full potential form.
The second test of the Ashes has already started! We witnessed a courageous fight between the Australians and England’s on day 1 of the second test.
Now let’s come to the analyzing part!
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Day 1 – Session – 1
- Australia wins the toss and opts to bat first in the second test match of the Ashes series. England bowlers get Marcus Harris in the first few overs of the game.
- A Stunner delivery from broad dismissed Marcus Harry. Broad used the strategy to come round the Wicket to the left-hander Marcus Harris and struck him to the pad; the Umpire Gave him out, but Harris referred the decision, and it was missing and going over the Stumps.
- Broad was aggressive and motivated; he again ran fast at the pace of 143 and bowled the bouncer to Harris; he pulled the shot, mistimed it and got caught by the keeper. “Finally England Gets Their First Breakthrough”
- Bowlers were exceptional with their bowling skills; they Bowled in perfect line and length and created problems for the Australian top-order batsman
- Jimmy Anderson ran fast and swung the ball away from David Warner. The consistency with the line and Length Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad introduced in the 2nd test match were the signs of the world’s greatest bowlers.
- The England pace bowlers Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad constantly bowled at a pace of more than 130-145 and missed many batsman edges.
- The England Experienced Bowlers were Swinging the ball beautifully out and in from Australian players Labuschagne and David Warner.
- The Australian players held their Nerves and were leaving the ball beautifully and successfully pulling-off boundaries in good Deliveries.
- After the first session, England bowled 25 overs, and Australia were 45 for 1. Warner faced 72 deliveries and scored 20 runs, whereas, on the Other Side, Labuschagne faced 54 balls and contributed 16 runs to the team’s total. Both the players successfully saved the wickets and put on some runs on the Board.
- The Second Session of the second test match starts with a flyer from David Warner scoring a classic cover drive in the fourth ball of Anderson 6th over.
- In the 29th over of the Game, Warner and Labuschagne successfully formed a 50 run partnership between them.
- Robinson and Ben Stokes replace Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad to continue the bowling proceedings.
- The England player Missed a key opportunity in the 34 over by dropping Labuschagne on 21. Ben Stokes bowls a Bouncer; Labuschagne tried to pull, misses it and edges it to the Keeper Josh Butler. Unfortunately, Butler drops an easy catch; the England players and the crowds were shocked with the catch drop. “Turning Point Of The Match”
- After the drop catch and the missed opportunity, it was no stopping for the Australian top-order batsman David Warner and Labuschagne. Warner scores his half-century in 120 balls, and Australia reaches the hundred Run mark in 48 overs
- Labuschagne also joins Warner and scores his half-century after the second session of play. Australia was off to a dinner break, reaching 129/1 in 53 overs
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- The third gameplay session starts with Jimmy Anderson coming round the stumps and bowling a reverse swing delivery to David Warner! Warner defends the ball hitting in the middle of his bat and ensures the Australians are ready to Conquer the ground one more time.
- Labuschagne, on the Other Side, shows his class and ability with the bat. Woakes bowls a fast straight-up delivery to Labuschagne, and he hits a classy straight drive into the boundary for four runs.
- Australia Reaches 150 in the 60th over with both the batsman looking good to score their International Test Tons
- Australian kept the momentum and the pace of the run-scoring going. Both the batsman scores successive boundaries and reaches a partnership of 156 runs of 334 deliveries
- David Warner reached 95 and was ready to score his century and celebrate his International test ton. Unfortunately, he failed again; just like the first test, Ben Stokes bowls an off bouncer, and Warner slaps the ball into the hands of the short cover Stuart Broad. “Finally Warner Was Dismissed and missed his Deserving Century.”
- Steve Smith comes to the crease and joins Labuschagne in the run-scoring process.
- Labuschagne had all his lucks and fortune in the Second Test Match. “Anderson bowls a wide off-cutter, and Labuschagne edges it to Jos Buttler for an easy catch, but Buttler drops Labuschagne again, and this time in 95. “It was a simple, easy catch; it was the second time Buttler drops the Aussie Batsman catch.”
- After the end of the first-day play, Australians were to 214/2 with 89 overs bowled.
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England bowler started beautifully but couldn’t pick quick wickets of the Australian Side.
The bowlers were exceptional with the deliveries, but their fortune and luck went bad and to the worst.
Many catches were dropped, and the onfield performance was poor; England would return to day one and improve their performance on the second day of play.
It’s Gonna be a Hardcore Fighting Competition on day 2 in the Ashes series when England looks to pick wickets, and Labuschagne seeks to score his first century of the Ashes 2021-22 Series.
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England Playing 11
- Joe Root (Captain) (Right Handed Batsman)
- Jimmy Anderson (Right Arm Fast Bowler)
- Stuart Broad (Right Arm Fast Bowler)
- Rory Burns (Left Handed Batsman)
- Jos Butler (WICKET-KEEPER)
- Haseeb Hameed (Right Handed Batsman)
- Dawid Malan (Left Handed Batsman)
- Ollie Pope (Right Handed Batsman)
- Ollie Robinson (Right Arm Medium Pacer)
- Ben Stokes (All Rounded Batsman/Bowler)
- Chris Woakes (Right Arm Fast Bowler)
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Australia Playing 11
- Marcus Harris (Left Handed Batsman)
- David Warner (Left Handed Batsman)
- Marnus Labuschagne (Right Handed Batsman)
- Steve Smith (Right Handed Batsman)
- Travis Head (Left Handed Batsman)
- Cameron Green (All-Rounder)
- Alex Carey (Wicket-keeper)
- Pat Cummins (Captain)
- Mitchell Starc (Left Arm Fast Bowler)
- Nathan Lyon (Right Arm Orthodox Spinner)
- Michael Neser (All-Rounder)