While Australia are on the verge of winning the second Test against England in the ongoing Ashes series, veteran Australia batsman Usman Khawaja was seen in a jovial mood on the fourth day in Adelaide. During the pink-ball Test, he was seen dancing in front of the Barmy Army near the fine-leg region.
As far as England’s game is concerned, they have collapsed despite Dawid Malan and Joe Root’s fifties, who added a 138-run stand in the first innings. However, before the stumps on the fourth day, England ended at 82/4 while chasing 468 to win.
After the game, Jhye Richardson said: “Nicely set up from Lyon from one end. Ruffled Root there and drew the false shot. I didn’t think I bowled too badly in the first innings. The wicket has quickened up a little bit today. It was nice to see him (Green) get some runs as well. He comes from a height, so it’s not easy to face. I tried to hit a first ball six in the first innings.”
However, for England, it will be a massive task for them to win the match as well. While Joe Root was out on the final ball on the day for 24, Ben Stokes remained unbeaten at 3 as well. Meanwhile, talking about England’s situation in the Adelaide Test, Broad said that it is possible to bat four sessions to save the match since the pitch is not misbehaving so far.
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In his column for the Daily Mail, Broad wrote: “Now, we need to hold the game as long as possible — although the ball is turning, it’s not misbehaving for the seamers in the slightest, so can we bat four sessions? Absolutely. Can we save it? Yes. We just need two or three batters to be heroic.”
He continued: “It would be a long way back from 2-0 down when we need to win the series to reclaim the urn and we haven’t fired with bat or ball yet. We’ve collapsed three times and Australia have scored 400 twice. We need to change things pretty quickly.”