Jhye Richardson was in great shape during Day 4 of the ongoing 2nd Astest.© AFP
Australian pacemaker Jhye Richardson said on Sunday Nathan Lyon played a big part in setting up England skipper Joe Root before Mitchell Starc got the prized scalp on Day 4 of the ongoing second Ashes Test. Root was fired from stumps on Day 4 when Starc fired the English skipper. “Nice set up from Lyon from one end. Ruffled Root there and pulled the false shot. I didn’t think I bowled too badly in the first innings. The wicket has sped up a bit today,” said Richardson after stumps on Day 4.
“It was nice to see him (Green) get some points too. He comes from a height so it’s not easy to face. I tried to hit a first ball six in the first innings,” he added to.
Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne and Jhye Richardson were the star performers as Australia took full control on Day 4 of the ongoing second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
At stumps, England’s score was 82/4 – still, 386 running away from the goal. Ben Stokes (3*) is in the fold.
Just before the stumps, England skipper Joe Root (24) was scalped by Mitchell Starc and Australia is now just six wickets away from a 2-0 lead in the series.
Earlier, Australia announced their second innings on 230/9, with England setting a goal of 468. Labuschagne and Head scored half a century for the hosts in the second innings.
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