England, chasing a mammoth 509 for a win at Lord’s, lost their openers early on. Alastair Cook and Adam Lyth showed no stomach for fight to leave their team high and dry. Same was the case with the rest of the batsmen as they didn’t apply themselves in and paid the price with a humiliating defeat. Earlier, Australia took a complete control of the match as they declared at 258/2 just before Lunch. Catch live score and updates from England vs Australia 2nd Test here.
England: Alastair Cook (captain), Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson
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Day 3 recap
Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood described his side’s progress through the second Ashes Test as “smooth sailing” on Saturday as England’s Ben Stokes called for a rearguard action to save the game.
Australia completely dominated Day 3 of the second Test against England at Lord’s on Saturday.
Australia repelled a brief England fightback led by Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes to remain firmly in control of the second Ashes Test on the third day at Lord’s on Saturday.