Ashes 2nd Test, day five in Adelaide
England captain Joe Root and nightwatchman Chris Woakes come out to bat on the final day in Adelaide optimistic of levelling the series. They went in overnight on 176-4 - still needing 178 runs to win the second Ashes Test.
That optimism was soon dented when Australia paceman Josh Hazlewood dismissed Woakes for five. He was caught by wicketkeeper Tim Paine with just the second ball of the final day.
Just two overs later the combination of Hazlewood and Paine struck again when they got Root out in the 64th over. Skipper Root (67) was to finish as England’s top scorer in the second innings.
With Root’s wicket gone, Jonny Bairstow joined Moeen Ali in the middle with England on 177-6. Moeen did not last long either after he was trapped LBW by Nathan Lyon for just two runs.
It was a matter of damage limitation now for England batsmen Craig Overton and Bairstow. Overton faced 34 balls for his seven runs but he departed LBW to Mitchell Starc with England struggling on 206-8 in the 80th over.
Australian quick bowler Starc finished with figures of 5-88 as he took the wickets of England tail-enders Stuart Broad (seven runs) and Bairstow (36) to secure the home side’s victory.
England finished on 233 all out as Australia won the Test by 120 runs. David Warner led the celebrations by snapping some selfies with the Adelaide crowd.