Australia turn up the Ashes heat on England – The Final Word podcast

Emma starts off by looking back as England did something differently, at least in terms of their length, but some things remained the same: drops.

A warm Geoff and Adam reflect on Australia’s plan coming together almost perfectly: the tourists bowling in the worst of the heat, then the lower order piling on the runs, Steve Smith declaring and then getting early wickets under the lights.

The Final Word Ashes Daily podcast will be here after every day’s play. You can listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

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Australia’s Michael Neser celebrates the wicket of Haseeb Hameed during day two of the second Ashes test at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. Picture date: Friday December 17, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Jason O’Brien/PA Wire.
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