Aus v Eng 2nd Test Day 1: England dismiss Smith but Oz dig in under lights

Dec 03, 2017, 16:14 IST | AFP

England snared the prized wicket of their Steve Smith as Australia toiled under the lights in a feisty opening day of the first-ever day-night Ashes Test in Adelaide on Saturday

England snared the prized wicket of their Steve Smith as Australia toiled under the lights in a feisty opening day of the first-ever day-night Ashes Test in Adelaide on Saturday.

Englands Craig Overton bowls during Day One of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide on Saturday. PIC/AFP
England's Craig Overton bowls during Day One of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide on Saturday. PIC/AFP 

It was debutant Craig Overton who claimed the huge scalp of the world’s top-rated Test batsman for 40 and his first Test wicket. But the Australians, leading the series after a 10-wicket first Test win in Brisbane, only lost four wickets after being surprisingly sent into bat by England skipper Joe Root. At the close, the home side were 209 for four with Peter Handscomb unbeaten on 36 and Shaun Marsh on 20 before an Adelaide Oval record 55,317 crowd. “It was a pretty nice one, obviously,” Overton said of his dismissal of Smith.

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