England vs Australia, 2nd Ashes Test Highlights: A dramatic day of cricket came to an end with Travis Head (42*) and Pat Cummins (1*) holding on for Australia on day 5 of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. Australia survived with four wickets in hand to go into the third Test at Headingley, leading the series 1-0. For England, Archer (3-32) and Leach (3-37) were brilliant. This is the first draw at Lord’s since June 2016.
Earlier, England declared their innings on 258/5 (lead by 266) after Ben Stokes slammed his 7th Test ton. For Australia the target was 267 in the remaining 48 overs. Stokes and Jos Buttler put up an unbeaten 61-run stand in the morning session to help England take lunch on Day 5 with score on 157/4. After declaring the innings on 258/5, the Three Lions came out all guns blazing to put Australia under immense pressure. However, somehow managed to survive and take their lead into the next match.
The Ashes, 2019Lord's, London 18 September 2019
England 258 (77.1) & 258/5 dec
Australia 250 (94.3) & 154/6 (47.3)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 2nd Test ) England drew with Australia
England vs Australia, 2nd Ashes Test: Highlights
Match ends in a draw
A dramatic day of cricket finally comes to an end. Head (42*) and Cummins (1*) hold on for Australia. Australia survive with 4 wickets in hand! Archer (3-32) and Leach (3-37) were brilliant for England. This is the first draw at Lord's since June 2016. They lead the series 1-0 going into the 3rd Test at Headingley.
Burns nearly takes a fantastic catch, standing right under the batsmen's nose. But it doesn't stick, Cummins survives. Meanwhile its all gone dark at the stadium and 4 overs remain. And it will all be spin.
Just when Paine and Head were looking settled, surviving the balls of Leach, Jofra Archer strikes. The Australian captain is gone, and he is caught out by Joe Denly. Australia in deep trouble now, as they are 149/6 after 41 overs.
Jack Leach is delivering the goods for England, as he dismisses Matthew Wade now. Gloved to short leg, and caught out by Jos Buttler. England looking really motivated here. AUS are 138/5 after 37.1 overs.
After surviving Archer in the previous over, Labuschagne hoofs one up in the air awkwardly and is caught by Root. Jack Leach claims the wicket! The substitute scored an impressive 59 from 100 balls. AUS are 132/4 after 36 overs. They still need 135 runs to win.
For Marnus Labuschagne! He posts his second Test half-century from 89 balls and the first in Test history by a concussion substitute. He wasn't in the starting XI, but Marnus Labuschagne has a fifty at Lord's. AUS are 123/3 after 34 overs.
Edged and dropped!
Jason Roy has dropped Travis Head and Stokes can't believe it! It was perfectly set up with the ball angling in and then leaving. The outside edge goes straight to Roy at second slip who could not collect it in time and is distraught with himself. AUS- 110/3
Root goes for DRS
Woakes to Labuschagne and the ball darts back in to hit the pads. A desperate lbw review from Root. But the impact is outside off and on-field decision will stay. England are getting nervy here with time running out. The overs are ticking away. AUS- 90/3.
What makes Archer so special?
Jofra Archer has rattled the batsmen and hit their body/helmet on 15 occasions in his international career so far. Since his debut, no player has managed to hurry the batsmen on as many occasions. The brute pace making all the difference! #Ashes pic.twitter.com/spRtM2NJWH— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) August 18, 2019
Unplayable stuff from Archer!
Once again he targets the body of Labuschagne around the hip. too much pace on the ball and somehow it deflects to Burns at second slip. The batsman look to steal a run and the throw from Burns misses the target at the bowling end. Overthrows! This is riveting stuff. The crowd is roaring and getting behind Archer. AUS- 63/3, 7 wcks in hand
Leach strikes after Tea
Leach strikes just after tea! Cameron Bancroft is dismissed lbw for 16. Leach comes round the wicket and gets one to shoot through and has Bancroft trapped in front for 18. Australia now 47/3, England need seven wickets to win.
Archer continues to spit fire
After a change of ends, Archer is back with the ball in hand and starightway puts Bancroft in an uncomfortable position. Bancroft wanted to leave and the ball darts in off the seam and strikes him on the midriff. OUCH!
Jofra Archer is on fire!
Gets Usman Khawaja first and then comes up with a brutal delivery for concussion substitute Marnus Labuschagne. Marnus Labuschagne comes to the crease as a concussion substitute for Steve Smith. Archer hits him on the grille of his helmet on the first legal delivery he's faced. We are witnessing someone very very very special at Lords. Fast bowling is back! AUS- 20/2
Archer gets the first breakthrough! Warner goes in the single figures again, caught by Burns for 5. It's the pace of Archer which ensures it carries to Burns at gully for a sharp low catch. AUS- 13/1, need 254 runs
Stokes finishes unbeaten on 115 and Australia will need 267 runs to win. There are 48 overs left today. The surface has been good for batting from this morning. Not a typical 5th day pitch. Will the visitors go all guns blazing? They certainly have the power to do so. Warner and Bancroft to open again. Broad has the ball in hand! LET'S PLAY!
Stokes gets to his 100
Ben Stokes: 7th Test 100 & 2nd vs Australia. He moves from 50 to 100 in just 54 balls. Stokes get his name on Lord's Test batting honours board for the second time. ENG- 236/5, lead by 244
Stokes goes big vs Lyon
Back to back sixes from Stokes and these are powerful shots. The first one is slog sweep from outside off and then the next one is the same and even bigger. Lyon is feeling the heat. England are looking to force things though. Declaration on the cards? ENG- 206/5
Buttler falls after lunch
Cummins breaks through soon after lunch! It's a soft dismissal as Buttler gets a top edge that sails to Hazlewood at long leg. England 161/5, lead by 169 runs.
Lunch at Lord's
A very good morning session for England. The lead is now 165 runs. Full credit to Buttler and Stokes. 70 minutes were lost at the start due to rain, but Stokes (51) and Buttler (31) dug deep heading into the final day's play. 61 runs in 21.4 overs since the morning. Even though Australia have bowled well, they have failed to get a wicket. ENG- 157/4 (54 ovs)
Stokes gets his half-century!
Ben Stokes bring up his half-century in style against Nathan Lyon, after a tremendous innings which the London crowd applauds. He brought his fifty up in 106 balls, and he followed it up with a suave boundary on the very next ball. ENG are 151/4 after 52 overs. They have a lead of 159 runs.
Stokes nearing his fifty
That's three fours in the last two overs, and after conceding nine runs in his over, Josh Hazlewood is left with surprise on his face. Ben Stokes has been on fire. He is on 42* from 83 balls. ENG are on 137/4 after 47 overs. They lead by 145 runs.
England looking comfortable
Apart from the occasional fours by Stokes in every two overs, everything has been quite quiet on the English front. Jos Buttler happy to be in support of the settled Stokes. Josh Hazlewood has replaced Cummins, and along with Lyon, they are trying to make a breakthrough. ENG are 120/4 after 44 overs. They have a lead of 128 runs.
Labuschagne in for Smith
After Steve Smith was diagnosed with concussion, Marnus Labuschagne has been approved as his replacement with no conditions attached. He becomes the first ever concussion substitute in Test cricket.
Stokes flashing his blade
After a quiet Nathan Lyon over, Ben Stokes punished Cummins twice in the same over hitting two boundaries, through gully and cover. ENG are 106/4 after 35 overs.
And the match is underway!
After the rain stopped, Cummins came back to finish his over with two slips and a gully. He completed his maiden against ben Stokes. ENG are 96/4 after 33 overs. They lead by 104 runs.
Revised playing conditions
10 overs have been deducted. The match to start at 12.10pm local time.
Covers are coming off
Good news is that it has stopped raining at Lord's. The covers are coming off. There is going to be an inspection in 15 minutes at 11:40am local time.
Bad news! It has been raining at Lord's. The covers are on. Match will begin only after it stops raining, so we are looking at a delayed start
ENG vs AUS
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