Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

Ashes 2013-14: Australia set 531-run target; England lose 2 wickets before lunch on Day 4 of 2nd Test

Peter Siddle (centre) dismissed Michael Carberry (left) early on Day Four of the second Ashes 2013-14 Test at the Adelaide Oval © Getty Images
Peter Siddle (centre) dismissed Michael Carberry (left) early on Day Four of the second Ashes 2013-14 Test at the Adelaide Oval © Getty Images

By Shrikant Shankar

 

Dec 8, 2013

 

England lost two wickets in the morning session on Day Four of the second Ashes 2013-14 Test at the Adelaide Oval. Michael Clarke declared Australia’s second innings before the start of play, setting England a target of 531 runs to win.

 

Alastair Cook (1) and Michael Carberry (14) were the wickets to fall as England entered lunch with their score at 65 for two. Joe Root was batting on 29 and Kevin Pietersen was on 18.

 

Australia were at 132 for three with David Warner on an unbeaten 83 when Clarke declared. And the reason was that there seemed to be some rain predicted on Day Four and Day Five.

 

Cook and Carberry opened the batting for England. Ryan Harris began proceedings for Australia. Cook got off the mark with a single towards long-leg. Mitchell Johnson then struck in the second over of the day.

 

He dug one in short and Cook top-edged a hook to Harris at fine-leg. Harris took a tumble but collected the ball safely.

 

Harris bowled a full delivery and Carberry flicked it through square-leg for a four to get off the mark. Harris then bowled another full delivery and Carberry drove through cover for another four. Root got off the mark with a single through mid-wicket off Peter Siddle.

 

Australia struck again to dismiss Carberry. Siddle came in from round the wicket and bowled one short of a length and Carberry pulled it to Nathan Lyon at fine-leg. Carberry connected with that very well but Lyon took a good low catch to his right.

 

Pietersen was the next batsman in. He got off the mark with two runs towards fine-leg off Lyon. He then drove Lyon through the covers for another two runs.

 

Clarke was keeping an attacking field and had a short mid-on and a short mid-wicket for Pietersen. The cloud was a little grey around the Adelaide Oval at this time. Siddle bowled one short and wide and Pietersen cut that for a four through point.

 

Root started looking more comfortable as his innings went along. He scored a couple of twos off Lyon before taking one on the full and driving it through extra-cover for a four. Johnson was brought back and he had the luxury of two slips, two gullies, a point and one at extra-cover.

 

Shane Watson was also brought into the attack and he tested the batsmen with a few good in-swingers. The duo managed to make to lunch with losing their wickets.

 

Brief scores:

 

Australia 570 for 9 decl. (Chris Rogers 72, Michael Clarke 148, Brad Haddin 118; Stuart Broad 3 for 98) and 132 for 3 decl. (David Warner 83*; James Anderson 2 for 19) lead England 172 (Michael Carberry 60, Ian Bell 72*; Mitchell Johnson 7 for 40) and 65 for 2 (Joe Root 29*) by 466 runs.

 

Full Scorecard

 

Photo Gallery

 

(Shrikant Shankar is a writer/reporter at CricketCountry.com. Previously he has done audio commentary for various matches involving India, Indian Premier League and Champions League Twenty20 for ESPNSTAR.com. You can follow him on Twitter @Shrikant_23)

 

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 26, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 27, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Sharjah

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014  at Sharjah

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 2 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014  at Dubai

Chennai Super Kings won by 7 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 72 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Chennai Super Kings won by 93 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

Photos

CSK vs DD, IPL 2014 Match 8 at Abu Dhabi

Videos

IPL: Tanmay Mishra talks shows the contents of his kit

Sachin Tendulkar — One of the hardest terms to optimise for any SEO professional

Sachin Tendulkar changed the fortunes of cricket journalists in India

Sachin Tendulkar — the greatest batsman of India

Sachin Tendulkar: A timeless fairytale

Sachin Tendulkar: The child, the father, but sexy? Not quite

Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils Glenn Maxwell India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders MS Dhoni Rajasthan Royals RCB vs KKR RCB vs KKR 2014 Royal Challengers Bangalore Sunrisers Hyderabad

Moin Khan hints at change of captain for Pakistan’s ODI side

Chris Lynn helps Kolkata Knight Riders escape with stunning 2-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 11 of IPL 2014

PCB change Muhammad Akram’s role from bowling coach to national selector

RCB need 18 off the last 2 overs against KKR

RCB lose Virat Kohli bust stay in control against KKR

Sachin Tendulkar given out off a wrong replay on his birthday in IPL 2011

Happy birthday! A bouquet of CricketCountry’s best Sachin Tendulkar features

Sachin Tendulkar – The century of centuries in tweets

Sachin Tendulkar — One of the hardest terms to optimise for any SEO professional

Sachin Tendulkar changed the fortunes of cricket journalists in India

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

622 Posts | 7 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli's 77 during India vs Sri Lanka ICC World T20 2014 final at Dhaka

Vic Gundotra, Google+ head leaves company

7 health benefits of eucalyptus oil

Are Himesh Reshammiya and Yo Yo Honey Singh overconfident about The Xpose?

IPL 2014: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Match 11 at Sharjah

Are electronic cigarettes actually safe for you?

Xbox users are spending 5 hours a day on the console!

Moin Khan hints at change of captain for Pakistan’s ODI side

Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega promo: Anu Malik-Farah Khan return to small screen with their signature shayaris!

Also on cricketcountry.com