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Aussies take 2-0 series lead

Australia is closing in on retaining the Ashes, defeating England by 275 runs at the Adelaide Oval.


Jhye Richardson claimed his first five wicket haul, claiming 5/42 from 19.1 overs to bowl his side to victory.


England resumed at 4/82 chasing an unlikely 468, a quick finish looking likely when Ollie Pope (4) and Ben Stokes (12) fell in the opening hour of the day.


Jos Buttler avoided a pair for the match when Alex Carey failed to move for a regulation edge to his right behind the stumps off the bowling of Mitchell Starc, frustrating Australia in partnership with Chris Woakes.


The pair added 61 with Woakes making 44 before Richardson castled the right hander. Buttler would take the game in to the final session with an innings of defiance, but his dismissal hit wicket to Richardson for 26 from 207 balls signalled the beginning of the end for the visitors.


Richardson completed the victory when James Anderson edged to gully, sealing the pacer’s maiden five wicket haul, England all out for 192.


Australia takes a 2-0 lead in to the Third Test, England needing to win in Melbourne to keep the series alive.


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