ADELAIDE, Dec 3: England lost an early wicket before rain forced play to be abandoned on day two of the second Ashes Test on Sunday after Australia declared their first innings on 442 for eight.
Mitchell Starc struck in the seventh over, trapping Mark Stoneman leg before wicket for 18, to leave the tourists on 29 for one when rain at the Adelaide Oval brought an early finish.
Alastair Cook was on 11 with James Vince yet to score in the first-ever Ashes day-night Test.
Stoneman wasted a review, which only confirmed the umpire�s decision, ending a dire day for the tourists.
Shaun Marsh earlier notched up his fifth Test century as Australia tightened the screws on England, making captain Joe Root pay for sending the home side in to bat.
Marsh scored a watchful and undefeated 126 off 231 balls.
Australia�s score surpassed their previous best in pink-ball Tests, 383 in the first innings of last year�s match against South Africa in Adelaide.
Australia 1st innings (overnight 209-4): C Bancroft run out (Woakes) 10, D Warner c Bairstow b Woakes 47, U Khawaja c Vince b Anderson 53, S Smith b Overton 40, P Handscomb lbw b Broad 36, S Marsh not out 126, T Paine c Moeen b Overton 57, M Starc c Anderson b Broad 6, P Cummins c Malan b Overton 44, N Lyon not out 10. Extras: (b6, lb6, w1) 13. Total (8 wickets dec; 149 overs) 442. Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-86, 3-139, 4-161, 5-209, 6-294, 7-311, 8-410. Bowling: Anderson 31-5-74-1, Broad 30-11-72-2, Woakes 27-4-84-1, Overton 33-3-105-3, Moeen 24-3-79-0, Root 4-0-16-0.
England 1st innings: A Cook not out 11, M Stoneman lbw b Starc 18, J Vince not out 0. Extras: 0. Total: (1 wicket; 9.1 overs) 29. Fall of wickets: 1-29. Bowling: Starc 5-1-13-1, Hazlewood 4-2-16-0, Cummins 0.1-0-0-0. � AFP