Jos Buttler took a stunning catch behind the stumps to dismiss Marcus Harris packing on Day 1 of the second Ashes Test.

Jos Buttler took a stunning catch behind the stumps to dismiss Marcus Harris packing on Day 1 of the second Ashes Test.

Earlier, Steve Smith returned to the Australian captaincy as an emergency replacement for Pat Cummins and made the call to bat first in the second Ashes test against England.

Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad returned to the England bowling attack and applied more pressure on the Australian batters in the first session of the day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval than they’d faced in the entire series opener at the Gabba last week.

David Warner withstood all the pressure from England’s pace veterans and had a couple more reprieves as he helped Australia reach 45-1 at the first interval.

Broad took the only wicket of the session to mark the start of his 150th test match. After he and Anderson missed the Gabba match, the pair opened with the new ball and didn’t concede a run until the end of the third over.

Opener Marcus Harris (3) had a reprieve when he had an lbw decision against Broad overturned in the sixth over. There was no disputing the decision in Broad’s next over when Harris chased a ball angling down the leg side, and wicketkeeper Jos Buttler took a superb one-handed catch, diving at full stretch to his right.

Australia were 129 for 1 at the time of writing, with Warner and Labuschagne scoring fifties, respectively.

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