Australia captain Pat Cummins took 4 wickets as England’s middle-order collapsed on Day 2 of the fifth Ashes Test at Hobart.
Resuming on 241/6, the hosts would add 5 to their overnight score before Mitchell Starc would be caught out at square leg by Rory Burns off the bowling of Mark Wood for 3 with captain Pat Cummins following soon after, Zak Crawley getting his fourth catch of the innings off the same bowler for 2. Alex Carey would be the ninth wicket to fall, bowled by Chris Woakes, for 24 before Nathan Lyon (pictured below) would be bowled by Stuart Broad for 31 off 26 balls with Scott Boland 10 not out – Australia finishing with 303 all out.
England would lose Burns as he was run out by Marnus Labuschagne without scoring before Crawley would be caught at short leg by Travis Head off the bowling of Cummins for 18 – Dawid Malan and Joe Root getting to 9 and 3 not out respectively as England were 34/2.
Malan would be caught behind by Alex Carey off the bowling of Cummins for 25 before Root would be LBW to the same bowler for 34. Ben Stokes would be caught by Lyon off the bowling of Starc for 4 before Ollie Pope would be caught by Carey off the bowling of Boland for 14 – debutant Sam Billings and Chris Woakes were 19 and 5 not out respectively as England were 124/6 at the second break.Embed from Getty Images
Billings (pictured below) would be caught by Boland off the bowling of Cameron Green for 29 before Woakes would be caught by Carey off the bowling of Starc for 36. Broad would be the ninth man out, bowled by the same bowler later in the over without scoring, before Wood would be bowled by Cummins for 16 as England would end 188 all out.
Leading by 115, Australia would lose David Warner, caught at backward point by Pope off the bowling of Broad without scoring (getting a pair in the process) before Labuschagne would be caught behind by Billings (his first catch in Test cricket) off the bowling of Woakes for 5. Usman Khawaja would be caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Wood for 11 as Steve Smith and Boland would finish 17 and 3 not out respectively at the close of play.Embed from Getty Images