New Australia captain Pat Cummins, who missed the second Test of the ongoing Ashes 2021-22 due to Covid regulations, led the cricket fraternity wishes as the home side defeated England by 275 runs in the D/N encounter in Adelaide.
Australia registered a 275-run win to go 2-0 up in the Ashes 2021-22 series with three more Tests to go.
Marnus Labuschagne was named the Player of the Match for his 103 and 51 in the Test match, while Jhye Richardson picked a five-wicket haul in the England second innings as they folded for 192 chasing 468 runs to win the match.
Australia ended day four on a high as they removed both Dawid Malan and captain Joe Root, who had been troubling them with the bat in the first Test and the pink ball match as well, having scored 80 and 62 respectively in the first innings. Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon picked six wickets each in the match.
Earlier in the first innings, David Warner (95) and stand-in captain Steve Smith (93) aided Labuschagne as Australia piled 473/9d. England, despite Malan and Root’s heroics with the bat, made only 236 runs. Smith decided to bat again and Australia made 230/9d, asking England to make 468 runs.
Pat Cummins who missed this Test match due to being close contact with a Covid positive person, tweeted "Brilliant" while lauding his team's win.
The cricket fraternity was all praises for the Australian team’s clinical performance with the pink ball as they continue their winning streak in day-night Test matches.
Here are the tweets: