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Patna : Australia were 209/4 in 81 overs at stumps on the first day of second Ashes test against England at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia, on December 2, 2017, with P Handscomb batting on 36 in 83 balls hitting five fours and S Marsh unbeaten on 20 in 58 balls hitting 2 fours. England Captain Joe Root won the toss but asked Australia to bat first.

Australian Captain Steve Smith was dismissed for 40 by England debutant Craig Overton. Usman Khwaja made 53. Australia lead the 5 match Ashes series 1/0 having won the first test at Brisbane.

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