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Australia vs England: 4th Ashes Test, Day 2 live scores, blog

6th January, 2022
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England trail Australia by 403 runs with 10 wickets remaining

0/4 (2.0) *Starc O: 5.0 Crawley* 2 (15)
0/1 (3.0) Cummins RR:2.23 Hameed 2 (16)
First Innings: Australia8/416 d.RR: 2.66O: 134.0

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First Innings: Australia 8/416 d. RR: 2.66 O: 134.0
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR

D.A. Warner

c. Crawley b. Broad

30 72 6 0 41.67

M.S. Harris

c. Root b. Anderson

38 109 4 0 34.86

M. Labuschagne

c. Buttler b. Wood

28 59 4 0 47.46

S.P.D. Smith

c. Buttler b. Broad

67 141 5 0 47.52

U.T. Khawaja

b. Broad

137 260 13 0 52.69

C.D. Green

c. Crawley b. Broad

5 14 1 0 35.71

A.T. Carey+

c. Bairstow b. Root

13 39 2 0 33.33

P.J. Cummins*

c. Buttler b. Broad

24 47 4 0 51.06

M.A. Starc

not out

34 60 3 0 56.67

N.M. Lyon

not out

16 7 2 1 228.57

S.M. Boland



(b 0, lb 8, w 12, nb 4)

Total 416  
Bowlers O M R W Ec
J.M. Anderson 30.0 9 54 1 1.80
S.C.J. Broad 29.0 5 101 5 3.48
B.A. Stokes 13.5 3 37 0 2.67
M.A. Wood 26.1 6 76 1 2.90
M.J. Leach 24.0 2 89 0 3.71
D.J. Malan 3.0 0 15 0 5.00
J.E. Root 8.0 0 36 1 4.50
First Innings: England 0/13 RR: 2.23 O: 5.0
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR

H. Hameed

not out

2 16 0 0 12.50

Z. Crawley

not out

2 15 0 0 13.33

D.J. Malan


J.E. Root*


B.A. Stokes


J.M. Bairstow


J.C. Buttler+


M.A. Wood


M.J. Leach


S.C.J. Broad


J.M. Anderson



(b 4, lb 4, w 0, nb 1)

Total 13  
Bowlers O M R W Ec
P.J. Cummins 3.0 2 1 0 0.33
M.A. Starc 2.0 0 4 0 2.00

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After a rain impacted start to the Fourth Ashes Test at the SGC, Sydney, both Australia and England will know that day two is going to be crucial with the match in the balance. Plenty more rain is scheduled for today and the rest of the Test so both sides will need to make the very most of any time out in the middle. Join The Roar for live scores and rolling coverage of the first day’s play from 10:00am (AEDT).

England could rightly argue that they won day one of this Test although they would have loved one more wicket before the close of play to really own the day. They stuck about their task and while they never terrified the Australian batsmen, they kept them under control and took wickets before any of the big guns could really get going. How much this was down to the rain interruptions is obviously unclear but it was a more focused display from England for sure.

They will need to step things up a gear in the first session of day two to turn an opportunity into a genuine advantage. Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja need to be sent back to the sheds very quickly and Australia must not get above 225.

For Australia’s batsmen who got out on day one, they will be greatly frustrated. Dave Warner, Marcus Harris and Marnus Labuschagne will all believe they were out to poor shots rather than unplayable deliveries and the wicket looks like a decent one to bat on for those who can get in and stay in.

Given the likelihood of many rain interruptions over the coming days, Pat Cummins will feel as though a score of 275 or more is a decent enough first innings although he would probably like a few more just to be safe.

For Khawaja this is a great opportunity to stake his claim to a more permanent spot in the starting line up. He loves batting at this ground and a well crafted, big score will keep him in the running for further Test honours. A miss could well mean he drops out of contention moving forward altogether.

Play will start earlier today in an attempt to claw back some of the time lost and fans everywhere will hope that we get as close to a full day’s play as possible.

Game information
Venue: SCG, Sydney
First ball: 10:00am (AEDT)
TV/Stream: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Seven
Betting: Australia $3.50, England $13.00, draw $1.40 – odds via PlayUp

Australia Team
David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon


England Team
Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

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