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5dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Starc, Hazlewood rip through England for 2-0

Josh Hazlewood struck twice in his first two overs before Mitchell Starc cleaned up England with the new ball to banish any thoughts of a famous upset

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SE Marsh
126(231) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 22 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
12 8 15 18 31 6 18 18
JE Root
67(123) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 19 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 3 7 15 16 1 0 25

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Anderson
O22
M7
R43
W5
Eco1.95
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W1W
MA Starc
O19.2
M3
R88
W5
Eco4.55
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to field first

Series result

Australia led the 5-match series 2-0

Player of the match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, Tea 16.00-16.20, Dinner 18.20-19.00, Close 21.00

Match days

2,3,4,5,6 December 2017 - day/night match (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Commentator: @miller_cricket

4.06pm Have a read of Brydon Coverdale's match report, and tune in later for all of the post-match reaction from George Dobell, Melinda Farrell and Daniel Brettig. Including, of course, #PoliteEnquiries. Don't forget to pile them in on Twitter, with the hashtag of course.

From Alan Gardner and myself, and Venkat Raghav the scorer, goodbye and don't forget to tune in at Perth next week to see if England can arrest their slide in the 2017-18 Ashes.

Mustafa Moudi: "Starc's 2nd innings 5-For was the answer to Anderson's 2nd inning Performance but England had No answer For Marsh and Paine's Performances in their 1st innings and that was the difference between the sides" That about sums it up.

It was a triumphant maiden day-night Test from the point of view of the attendance, however. A further 20,098 on this final day, making a grand total of 199,147 over the five days. Superb

3.57pm That's about it from us. It's been an absorbing contest, but the net result is that England are truly up against it heading to Perth, a venue where they have won just once, and that against a Packer-weakened opposition, in 1978-79.

Mayur Kulkarni: "I predict this will be a whitewash. Not because England have lost this match. But these days almost in every test match we get results barring weather interruptions and sometimes 'Man-made calamities' and it looks like England don't look like winning even at least one." Who knows? It's clear from the first two matches that England have got the spirit to pull themselves together, but can they manage the consistency to counter an outstanding Australia bowling attack, and a captain in Steve Smith who is attaining greatness with the bat?

Jon Henderson: "Time for the Foakes solution. The Surrey man's a fine wicketkeeper and stout lower middle-order batsman (far better county average last season than Vince and Malan). He takes gloves from Bairstow who moves up order in place of either Vince or Cook. Hope Foakes is at least given chance in two-dayer in Perth." Mark Wood is set to play in that game too. Although England's seamers rather redeemed themselves in that second innings. Nevertheless, the value of out-and-out pace in Australia cannot be understated.

The man of the match is Shaun Marsh "An unbelievable feeling to get a hundred on day two," he says. "Looking forward to Perth, 2-0 up, looking forward to recharging and having another crack."

"We always had faith," says Steve Smith. "It happened quickly, the boys showed some character this morning. Shaun was phenomenal in the first innings."

3.53pm Time for some presentations. Here's Joe Root. "The way we went about everything yesterday was excellent, and that's got to be the benchmark for the rest of the series," he says. "It's disappointing not to do ourselves justice today. We have to make sure we are better next time."

3.50pm "There were probably a few nerves as a team and individuals," says Hazlewood. "But Mitchell Starc took a couple at the top and a couple at the bottom. He's lethal with that new ball. We're working well as a group."

"Unbelievable win," says Nathan Lyon. "What a place, what a venue, the best venue out there in the world. There's a lot of belief and confidence in that changing room, England will come back strongly at Perth, they're a classy outfit."

3.47pm Mitchell Starc finishes with the superb figures of 5 for 88, and Australia have won by a handsome margin of 120 runs. England began the day with a distant dream of glory, but Josh Hazlewood scalped both overnight batsmen, Chris Woakes and Joe Root, without addition to their overnight scores, and after that it was merely a matter of time.

Lots of handshakes all round, and no small amount of relief for Australia too, who endured a tough fourth day, encompassing a second-innings batting collapse, and a sturdy England fightback. But England made too many errors early in the match, and that made it tough to stay in touch.

84.2
W
Starc to Bairstow, OUT, and that is the end of that! Tighter line, back of a length, cramped for room, and inside-edged into middle stump!

JM Bairstow b Starc 36 (91m 57b 5x4 0x6) SR: 63.15

84.1
4
Starc to Bairstow, FOUR, utterly smoked through the covers! Where was Jonny when England still had a hope? He's got to move up the order at Perth, surely

END OF OVER:
84 | 5 Runs | ENG: 229/9

  • JM Bairstow32 (55b)
  • JM Anderson0 (0b)
  • JR Hazlewood20-7-49-2
  • MA Starc19-3-84-4

Gayan: "Hey Miller, you are too rude on Broad and it seemed you didn't like an England win at all from the very beginning. It would be nicer if we get neutral commentary"... At times like these ...

83.6
1
Hazlewood to Bairstow, 1 run, short and outside off, Bairstow swats inelegantly through the leg side. A bit top-edged, but the ball lands safely between the in- and out-fielders. That'll do
83.5
4
Hazlewood to Bairstow, FOUR, spanked through the covers. Hazlewood overpitches and Bairstow gives it some welly. Not dead yet!
83.4
0
Hazlewood to Bairstow, no run, nibble off the seam, beats the outside edge. Well bowled again

Jared: "Hopes were Broad, but now they've narrowed." You could say that...

83.3
0
Hazlewood to Bairstow, no run, tailing in from outside off, Bairstow block-drives back to the bowler

Anderson shines

1

Five-wicket haul for James Anderson from 30 innings in Australia - Previously he had taken four wickets on four different occasions .

Fifty and counting

50

Wickets for Nathan Lyon against England. Lyon has more than fifty wickets against England and India respectively. Lyon is the ninth spinner from Australia to this feat.

Marsh Marches on

5

Centuries scored by Marsh in Tests - This is only his second century at home from 19 innings and first against England.

Long time coming

416

Deliveries it took to dismiss Steven Smith for the first time this series. He faced 326 balls in the first Test and 90 today.

Crucial Toss

1

Instances of teams choosing to field after winning the toss from 7 day-nights Tests. However both the day-night tests at Adelaide was won by Australia fielding first.