England vs Australia 4th Test Day 2 Highlights, Ashes 2019: Advantage Australia After Steve Smith's Double Century On Day 2

Updated:06 September 2019 00:21 IST

ENG vs AUS 4th Test Day 2 Highlights, Ashes 2019: Australia declares their first innings at 497/8. Steve Smith top-scored with 211.

England vs Australia 4th Test Day 2 Highlights, Ashes 2019: Advantage Australia After Steve Smith
England vs Australia Highlights: Steve Smith-Tim Paine added over 100 runs for the 6th wicket. © AFP

Steve Smith, who returned after missing the third Test from concussion, scored his 3rd double hundred in Test cricket which helped Australia post a mammoth first innings total of 497/8 decl, putting them in the driver's seat as they finished Day 2 leading by 474 runs. England got off to a poor start as they lost Joe Denly, who was promoted to open the innings in place of Jason Roy, early. Rory Burns was unbeaten on 15 while the nigh watchman Craig Overton was batting on 3. Earlier, apart from Smith, Tim Paine and Mitchell Starc, playing his first game in the series, also scored a half-century.  (SCORECARD)

Ashes 2019 4th Test Day 2 Match, Highlights England vs Australia, Straight from Old Trafford, Manchester.

  • 00:00 (IST)Sep 06, 2019

    Thank you for joining us!

    It was a treat for the fans to watch Steve Smith bat in the manner he did. Don't forget to join us tomorrow for some exciting cricket as England look to close in on Australia's first innings total.
  • 23:47 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    End of day's play!

    England reach 23/1. They trail Australia by 474 runs. Steve Smith highlighted the day's play as he scored his third double hundred.
  • 23:38 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Inside edge goes for four!

    Rory Burns once again decides to cut Nathan Lyon's delivery only this time it was way too close to his body thus manages only an inside edge which beats the keeper and everyone around him and races away to the fence behind him.
  • 23:36 (IST)Sep 05, 2019


    :Lyon bowls short which moves away from Burns after turning and he cuts it in the air but luckily goes in the gap and travels all the way to the fence.
  • 23:34 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Lyon in to attack!

    Nathan Lyon comes in to bowl as a second change bowler. 
  • 23:33 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Caught at FSL... Denly departs!

    Pat Cummins gets Australia the first breakthrough as Joe Denly fails to keep the short ball down and hits it straight to Matthew Wade who takes an excellent catch fielding at forward short leg in the second attempt. 
  • 23:27 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    No Ball!

    Josh Hazlewood bowls a huge no ball, probably was trying to put in little extra effort to his delivery.
  • 23:20 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Cummins comes in to bowl!

    Tim Paine has introduced Pat Cummins straightway after Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood bowled a four-over spell in tandem.
  • 23:11 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Another well-directed bouncer!

    Another bouncer, this time from Mitchell Starc and it hit Joe Denly on his shoulder.
  • 23:08 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Terrific bouncer!

    Josh Hazlewood ends the over with a well-directed bouncer which hit Rory Burns around the shoulder area and that would have hurt.
  • 23:06 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    First runs for England!

    Joe Denly plays one with soft hands and steals a quick single. 
  • 23:04 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Hazlewood comes in to bowl!

    Josh Hazlewood to share the new ball for Australia from the James Anderson end.
  • 23:03 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Maiden over from Starc!

    Mitchell Starc bowls a fiery first over, even clicking 90mph on some occasions. He ends the over without conceding any run.
  • 23:00 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    England innings begins!

    Mitchell Starc will start with the new ball. Rory Burns is on strike. 
  • 22:49 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Four! Australia declare at 497/8!

    Nathan Lyon comes down charging and lofts Joe Root over midwicket for a four. Australia declare their inning at 497/8. 
  • 22:46 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Four byes!

    Still no signs of declaration from Australian camp. Nathan Lyon is on strike to face Joe Root. Nathan Lyon gets on one knee to sweep it, misses completely and so does the keeper, ball beats the short fine leg and races to the fence.
  • 22:42 (IST)Sep 05, 2019


    Short from Jofra Archer and Nathan Lyon swings his bat hard and a thick top edge earns him a boundary.
  • 22:35 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    50 for Starc!

    Mitchell Starc gets to his 10th Test fifty with a single. Nathan Lyon comes rushing from the non-striker's end to congratulate him. Australian players are also up in the pavilion doing the same.
  • 22:31 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Top edge and six!

    Jofra Archer bangs another one short and Starc only manages a top edge and it sails all the way beating the diving Jos Buttler.
  • 22:27 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Upper cut and four!

    Jofra Archer bangs one short and Nathan Lyon sides away and uses upper cut to send it to the fence over keeper's head.
  • 22:24 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Back to back fours for Starc!

    Mitchell Starc finishes the over with two back to back boundaries. He is fetching the ball from outside off and dispatching them on the leg side with ease.
  • 22:22 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    England lose review!

    Huge LBW appeal from Joe Root has been turned down by Marais Erasmus and England lose their review after the replay showed the ball had nicked Starc's gloves before hitting the pad.
  • 22:21 (IST)Sep 05, 2019


    Mitchell Starc gets his slog sweep in against Joe Root and gets maximum result for that as the ball sails over the midwicket fence. 
  • 22:18 (IST)Sep 05, 2019


    Jofra Archer bowls wide outside off and Nathan Lyon stands his ground and cuts it over point for a four. 
  • 22:17 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Root brings Archer back!

    Jofra Archer went short and Nathan Lyon pulled it towards fine leg, 'catch it' was the call from the bowler and the keeper but it was going away from the fielder. The ball raced to the fence.
  • 22:13 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Root gets Smith!

    After a sweep, Steve Smith goes for a reverse sweep but fails to clear the infield, hits it straight into the hands of backward point fielder Joe Denly.
  • 22:11 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Four! 50 partnership!

    Steve Smith paddle sweeps Joe Root towards fine leg and collects another boundary. 
  • 22:09 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Four boundary in a row!

    Mitchell Starc shows what he is capable of in this over. He smashes England's most senior bowler to all parts of the ground. He hit him four back to back boundaries.
  • 22:07 (IST)Sep 05, 2019


    Exquisite off drive from Mitchell Starc earns him four runs. Broad pitched the ball full and Starc launched his drive to perfection.
  • 22:03 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Starc misses and so does the keeper!

    Starc tries to slog Jack Leach over midwicket but misses, Jonny Bairstow also fails to collect it properly and it goes to hit Ben Stokes standing at first slip.
  • 22:00 (IST)Sep 05, 2019


    Steve Smith shuffles across and plays the on-drive for another boundary.
  • 21:57 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Smith reaches 200!

    Steve Smith brings up his 3rd double hundred. What a performer he has been for Australia in the series. He has made England bowlers look ordinary.
  • 21:48 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    SIX! 400 up for Australia!

    Steve Smith charges down the track and lofts Jack Leach's full ball over extra cover for a six. Australia go beyond 400 now. Smith now just a boundary away from his double ton.
  • 21:46 (IST)Sep 05, 2019


    Overton goes full this time and Mitchell Starc hammers it straight down the ground to collect his first boundary. 
  • 21:45 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Swing and a miss!

    Craig Overton continues to bowl outside off stump, Mitchell Starc swings his bat and misses.
  • 21:37 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Wide ball!

    Craig Overton is bowling way outside off stump so much so that the umpire has to extend his arms and signal it a wide. 
  • 21:35 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Starc defends Leach!

    Mitchell Starc is showing some great technique against Jack Leach.
  • 21:30 (IST)Sep 05, 2019


    Steve Smith shuffles across and fetches the ball from outside off, pulls it on the on-side. He gets four runs for that and with that reaches 190.
  • 21:23 (IST)Sep 05, 2019

    Leach strikes... Cummins departs!

    Jack Leach lures Pat Cummins forward by bowling up into the stumps, the ball takes sharp turn and the outside edge is caught comfortably at first slip.
  • 21:19 (IST)Sep 05, 2019


    Jack Leach straight and full but Steve Smith lunges forward to make contact with ball on the full and succeeds in that. The ball races away to the midwicket fence, giving him four runs.
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