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Eng vs Aus, 2nd Test Day 4: Australia defeat England by 405 runs to square series at Lord’s

England middle-order collapsed as they sunk to a huge defeat at Lord's.

By: Express Web Desk | July 19, 2015 10:29 pm

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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.

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Teams

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

Australia: David Warner, Chris Rogers, Steve Smith, Michael Clarke (captain), Adam Voges, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill (wicketkeeper), Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon

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Day 3 recap

It has been pretty smooth sailing for Australia so far: Josh Hazlewood

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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.

Twitter all praise for Australia after Lord’s Test Day 3 

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Australia completely dominated Day 3 of the second Test against England at Lord’s on Saturday.

Australia take lead, control in Lord’s Test

Ashes 2015, 2015 Ashes, England Australia, Australia England, England Lord's, Australia vs England, Ashes Fixture, Ashes 2015 schedule, Cricket News, Cricket David Warner scored 60*, peppering the ropes with 10 fours and Rogers will resume on 44 not out. (Source: Reuters)

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.

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