Joe Root and David Malan have had no problems whatsoever in the first half hour of play on day three, known as the moving day in cricketing parlance. The partnership is growing rather steadily with the pitch offering zilch for the pacers so far. Nathan Lyon has to be launched into the attack sooner than later. The two wickets late on the second day under lights had reinforced Australia’s supremacy in the Adelaide Test. England will need a resolute fightback from their batters on day three to mount a challenge in reply to Australia’s 473.
Textbook from Dawid Malan 📔
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) December 18, 2021