The Herald – Zimbabwe – ADELAIDE.
- – England coach Trevor Bayliss says his team left “a few scars” on Australia in the Adelaide Test cricket, suggesting the home side’s second innings batting performance will have some players feeling “nervous”.
- “We’ve shown throughout the two Tests in periods we can out-perform Australia, but just not over five days,” said Root, who scored 67 in the second innings run chase but failed to stay at the crease long enough to give his side a realistic shot at winning.
- Australia head into the third Test with all-rounder Mitch Marsh recalled to the squad, with the home side conscious of protecting star fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins with the series still alive and three Tests remaining.
- Meanwhile, Captain Joe Root says England are “still massively” in the Ashes series after a second heavy Test defeat to Australia on Wednesday left his side facing a last stand in the third Test.
- The Australians sealed a 120-run victory in the second Adelaide Test after a crushing 10-wicket triumph in the Brisbane opener, putting England’s hopes of retaining the Ashes on the line in Perth next week.