Ashes 2019, England vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2 highlights: Australia reach 30/1 at stumps

Ashes 2019, England vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2 highlights: Australia reach 30/1 at stumps

Ashes 2019, England vs Australia 2nd Test: England hope to level the series as they take on Australia in the second Test at Lord's.

Ashes 2019, England vs Australia 2nd Test: England take on Australia in the second Test in hope of levelling the series.

Ashes 2019, England vs Australia 2nd Test: Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon took three wickets each as Australia bowled out England for 258 and reached 30 for one in reply to take control of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Thursday. After rain washed out the first day, Australia won the toss and put England in to bat, Hazlewood taking two early wickets to give the touring side the initiative which they never surrendered. Rory Burns and Jonny Bairstow made half-centuries but it was a disappointing batting performance by England, and Australia will be confident of claiming a first-innings lead and pushing on for a win that would put them 2-0 up in the series.

Australia had about 20 overs to bat on an extended day and they lost David Warner, who was bowled by a fine delivery from Broad for three.
Bancroft (five not out) and Khawaja (18 not out) survived a fiery spell by Archer on his debut, however, and with rain forecast to disrupt day three, England face an uphill task to level the series and boost their hopes of regaining the Ashes.

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

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Ashes 2019, England vs Australia 2nd Test Day 2 highlights:


Australia lost one wicket in the final period as Usman Khwaja and Cameron Bancroft help the visitors reach 30/1 at the close of playon Day 2. 

Warner departs!

England are off to a positive start as Stuart Broad cleans up Warner on 3. It was a seam-up delivery angling towards the batsman but Warner fails to bring the bat on time as the ball clatters the leg stumps. AUS 13/1


England are bundled up for 258 as Nathan Lyon hammers the final nail in the coffin. Jonny Bairstow departs after scoring a well-played 52 helping Australia recover after suffering a middle-order collapse. With at least one-hour of cricket remaining in the day, can the hosts pick some early wickets and push Australia to backfoot?

Nathan Lyon strikes!

Slightly quick by Nathan Lyon and Stuart Broad fails to bring his bat down on time as the ball takes an inside edge and knocks his stumps. Broad departs on 11 as England lose their ninth wicket. ENG: 251/9  

Jofra goes down

Archer's Test debut knock comes to an end. Pat Cummins's short deliveries doing the trick for Australia again. Archer goes for 12. Broad the new man in to join Bairstow. Bairstow still plowing his solitary way. He is on 49 now. Maybe time for him to take on the scoring responsibility on his own broad shoulders. England 230/8


Woakes is out! England lose their 7th wicket. After getting a six off a top edge earlier in the over, this time Woakes falls to the short ball. Ball goes through to the keeper. Australia have used the short ball well against Woakes. Finally it pays off. Jofra Archer the new man to join Bairstow in the middle. ENG 210/7


Play resumes after the tea break. Woakes and Bairstow continue their resistance. Australia's destructor-in-chief Josh Hazlewood starts off proceedings again, just like he had after the lunch break. Archer and Leach are still to come after this, but it will be vital how much this partnership puts up for England. England were in dire straits at 138-6 before these two came together earlier today.


England almost lost the plot after returning from the break losing four wickets in quick succession. However, the 63-run stand between Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes may have rescued the hosts from a tricky situation as England go into Tea with 201/6 on the board. Bairstow is playing on 36, while his partner is on 25. Can the pair bat through the final session or will we see another comeback from the Aussie pace battery.

Woakes, Bairstow stabilises England innings

After a middle-order collapse, Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow have got things back on track for the hosts as the pair have added 42 for the seventh wicket. While Bairstow is batting on 21, his partner Woakes is on 19 as England reach 184/6.   

Aussies keep rolling!

Nathan Lyon joins the party as Aussies keep rolling. Ben Stokes is trapped LBW on 13 as England collapse from 92/2 to 138/6. Stokes attempted a paddle-sweep and failed to connect the ball as it goes and hits his pads. A loud appeal and umpire raises his finger. However, the batsman decides to review the decision and in the process wastes that too. 

England lose wickets in quick succession!

After being robbed off wickets earlier due to poor fielding display by his teammates, Peter Siddle finally gets his first wicket of the day. A good length delivery pitched outside off and Jos Buttler goes for the drive with zero footwork. The ball takes an outside edge and Tim Paine completes a simple catch to send the English batsman packing on 12. ENG 136/5 

Rory Burns resistance comes to an end!

Pat Cummins strikes as Rory Burns innings comes to an end soon after he completes his fifty. A short delivery angling towards Burns body and he tries to defend it. However, the ball hits his bat and lobs towards the left of short leg and Cameron Bancroft takes a blinder. Initially, the ball popped out from his hands but the Aussie recovers quickly and manages to hold on to the ball in the second attempt. He departs for 53 as England lose their fourth man. ENG 116/4  

Burns continues his fine form

After a century at Edgbaston, Rory Burns continues his fine form as he brings up his half-century at Lord's from 119 balls. After being dropped twice earlier in the day, Burns makes the most out of the opportunity. A short of length delivery by Siddle and Burns punches the ball through the covers for a double to bring up his FIFTY. Can he convert it into another century? ENG 109/3

Hazlewood back in business!

Josh Hazlewood is back in business as he gets his third wicket shortly after lunch. He kept on pitching the ball marginally outside the off stumps testing the batsman's patience. Joe Denly fails to resist as he pokes one and gets a faint edge, which goes straight into Tim Paine's gloves. He departs for 30. ENG: 92/3 

Play resumes

Burns and Denly take the field for England again. Having weathered the storm in the first session, could they now capitalize on conditions improving for batting? Josh Hazlewood has the ball in hand. And Burns gets a boundary in the first over after the break! In fact, 9 runs come off Hazlewood's over. Not the restart Australia would have been looking for. ENG 85/2


Rory Burns and Joe Denly add 50 runs for the third wicket as England reach 76/2 at Lunch on Day 2

Joe Root's technical flaws

Root made some technical changes to his backlift counter this problem-

Australia lose a review

Review... NOT OUT! Big shout for lbw off Lyon's bowling against Denly, given not out. Paine goes upstairs, but ball-tracking shows it going down leg. Aussies lose a review. ENG- 42/2

Time for Spin

Time for some spin as Lyon enters the attack for the 14th over of the day. A slip in place and a forward short-leg in place. And a chance early on as Denly edges one towards Smith who is at FS but the ball lands just short. ENG- 40/2.


After a flurry of fours and scoring 13 runs in the last over, England looked settled. But that was until Josh Hazlewood dismissed the captain who was flashing his blade so efficiently. A LBW shout and Joe Root walks back to the pavilion. Joe Denly is on the crease. ENG are 26/2 after 9.2 overs. 

Root takes charge

After three consecutive maidens, this is glorious stuff from Joe Root. Two consecutive boundaries to deep extra cover in reply to Pat Cummins' bowling. ENG are 13/1 after 7 overs.

Taking it slow

Having lost the early wicket of Roy, England are taking it very slowly. Root is playing measured shots and is setting the pace for Burns too. Two consecutive maidens for Australia. ENG are 4/1 after 5 overs.


Third ball of the innings for Josh Hazlewood, and he dismisses Roy for a duck. Caught behind by Paine, Roy takes a long walk back to the pavilion. ENG are 0/1 after 1.3 overs.

Second Test begins

Pat Cummins starts the bowling for Australia. Rory Burns is on strike, with his childhood friend Jason Roy on the non-striking end. The first over ends as a maiden. ENG are 0/0. 

Historic occasion for Dar

Aleem Dar will level Steve Bucknor's record of umpiring 128 Tests today. 

Playing XIs

Australia (Playing XI): Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood 

England (Playing XI): Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root(c), Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

Australia wins toss, elects to field first

The Ashes

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England (From): Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root(c), Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad

Australia (From): Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood