By Dinesh Anandan
Important Highlights and Interesting Ashes Facts
- Craig Overton – The first bowler to bowl Steve Smith in a Test match in Australia since Trent Boult in November 2015. Smith had faced 2,131 balls since then.
- Craig Overton became the third bowler to have Steve Smith as maiden test wicket after Yasir Shah and Keshav Maharaj.
- Steve Smith becomes the third fastest in terms of fewest innings to 3000 runs as captain.
- Joe Root – The first captain to win the toss and field at Adelaide since 1992.
- First instance for a team to win the toss and field first in a Day-Night Test.