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Ashes 2021-22, AUS vs ENG, 2nd Test: Smith misses his century, partnership with Carey comes to an end

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Australia is clashing against England in the 2nd test of the Ashes series.

Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. Aussies batting first declared their innings on 473 at the loss of 9 wickets.

Steve Smith and Alex Carey smashed great knocks on the second day of the second test.

Marnus Labuschagne completed his crucial century and helped Aussies reach a great total in the first innings.

Smith and Carey’s Partnership

Australia were on 221 runs at the loss of 2 wickets by the stumps at day 1 with Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith still on the crease with a 45 runs not out partnership.

Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith came to open the innings for Australia on the second day.

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Labuschagne completed his much awaited century on the second day.

Ollie Robinson broke the 65 runs partnership between Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith.

He Dismissed Marnus Labuschagne in the 98th over.

Steve Smith was then joined by Travis Head who scored a great century in the first match. Smith completed his half century.

England got two more wickets in quick successions as they dismissed both Travis Head and Cameron Green in span of 6 balls.

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Then came Alex Carey who progressed the scoreboard along with his skipper.

They both joined a crucial 91 runs partnership for their team before Smith’s departure in the 139th over.

He got out after scoring 93 runs of 201 balls on Anderson’s delivery. Alex Carey completed his half century but lost his wicket to Anderson too after scoring 51 runs of 107 balls.

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Multi-media Journalist, Nikhil works as a Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. A sports enthusiast, who loves to follow and write about sports - Cricket, Football, Tennis, WWE, and many others. He is also a Movie cum Sports enthusiast and enjoys music. He has done Graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication from Chaudhary Charan Singh University.

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