England vs Australia, 2nd Test Test Match Summary

The Ashes 2019

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Lord's, London , Aug 14, 2019
258&258/5d
250&154/6(47.3)
England drew with Australia
ENG 258/10
Bat Top batsman
Bowl Top Bowler
Bowler
ECON 2.63
22
OVERS
58/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.90
21
OVERS
61/3
R/W
AUS 250/10
Bat Top batsman
92 (161)
  • 14x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 57.14SR
36 (56)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 64.28SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Bowler
ECON 2.36
27.3
OVERS
65/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 3.21
19
OVERS
61/3
R/W
ENG 258/5
Bat Top batsman
115 (165)
  • 11x4s
  • 3x6s
  • 69.69SR
31 (108)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 28.70SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Bowler
ECON 2.05
17
OVERS
35/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 3.6
15
OVERS
54/2
R/W
AUS 154/6
Bat Top batsman
59 (100)
  • 8x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 59SR
42 (90)
  • 9x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 46.66SR
Bowl Top Bowler
Bowler
ECON 2.13
15
OVERS
32/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.24
16.3
OVERS
37/3
R/W
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That is all we have from this 5-day-cum-4-day match. Australia manage to cling on to the urn and series lead but one will believe that with Smith potentially ruled out of the next Test, England have the momentum and the arsenal to level the series. But then, Australia had the momentum coming into this one. Probably it will be best if we leave it to the players to get us a wonderful game of cricket. Join us on Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 at 11 am local (1000 GMT) for all the action from the third Test at Headingley, Leeds. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
BEN STOKES HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. It was his century which brought the game to life. England will hope that it spurs him on for the rest of the series.
Coming to the bowling. Two bowlers who were playing their first Test in this series - Josh Hazlewood and Jofra Archer - lit up the Lord's. Hazlewood rocked up England's top order while Jofra Archer went for the heads of every batsman. He kept reminding us of the fiery Caribbean pace of the 70s and 80s, hitting the Aussies hard and making them hop around like rabbits. Regardless of this result, one just feels that the Ashes has just begun for the English. Archer is probably the difference between the two sides and with 3 games to go, this series is waiting for a turnaround.
In cricket, they say that nothing is over till it is really over. Joe Root took a controversial catch to dismiss Marnus Labuschagne and the game turned. Next over, Matthew Wade was dismissed. 3 overs later, Paine threw his wicket away. Boy, the game was truly alive and kicking. But Cummins and Travis with a cool head managed to see off the remaining nervous moments and ensured that the Aussies still stay in the series lead.
Normally, with 10 wickets to play out 48 overs, you do expect the batting side to see those off. But Australia were reeling even before the first ball was bowled, as Smith was not there. They were reduced to 19/2 and then 47/3 before Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head staged a 85-run stand and almost saw the team home to stuff out a draw. ALMOST.
England were rocked early in their second innings as well, being reduced to 71/4 but then lives given to Ben Stokes - twice in 4 balls by David Warner let them off the hook. The scenario changed this morning when it was announced that Smith will miss the rest of this Test match. A new vigour came into the hosts' camp. They pummeled the bowling to all parts, with Stokes raising a century to remember.
That fourth day saw a lot of action. Steve Smith taking matters into his own hands and then that contest between him and Jofra Archer. Hit on the elbow, hit on the neck, felled over, concussed and eventually retiring hurt, before coming back on. He has been ruled out of the next Test as well but that is for now. What if he says he is fit on the 21st?
This Test match had all the ingredients. Rain robbed us off 5 sessions. Out of a potential 15. But in the 10 that we got, fantastic cricket was played. Australia's decision to bowl first surprised all, but their bowling unit got that in their favour by dismissing England for 258. But their own batting could not come to terms again and fell 8 runs short.
Well, umpire Aleem Dar takes the bails off. Australia have 4 wickets left, 3 balls left in the day and the time has ticked past 7.24 pm local time, which was the last permissible limit till when play could have gone on. Root walks over solemnly and shakes hands with Cummins. The second Test ends in a draw. We go 1-0 into Leeds.
47.3
0
Jack Leach To Pat Cummins
Full and around off, Cummins lunges to smother the spin.
47.2
0
Jack Leach To Pat Cummins
Around off, watchfully blocked out.
47.1
0
Jack Leach To Pat Cummins
Full and around off, watchfully defended past short leg.
over 47 : 154/6
0 runs
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
T. Head
42 (90)
P. Cummins
1 (14)
J. Denly
2-1-0-0
46.6
0
Joe Denly To Travis Head
Fullish ball on off, Head drives it firmly through covers. The ball was going towards the fence but Broad hared at the ball to stop it. Interestingly no run taken.
46.5
0
Joe Denly To Travis Head
Another fullish ball from Leach which doesn't land on the rough. Head blunts it nicely.
46.4
0
Joe Denly To Travis Head
Another fullish ball outside off, Head punches it towards mid off to get a couple.
46.3
0
Joe Denly To Travis Head
Blocks it from the crease to this fullish ball.
46.2
0
Joe Denly To Travis Head
Beaten this time! Fullish ball on fourth stump line. Head has a poke at it but is beaten.
46.1
0
Joe Denly To Travis Head
Fullish ball on off, Head drives it straight to cover.
47 OV
0 run
J. Denly to T. Head
  • 046.1
  • 046.2
  • 046.3
  • 046.4
  • 046.5
  • 046.6
46 OV
0 run
J. Leach to P. Cummins
  • 045.1
  • 045.2
  • 045.3
  • 045.4
  • 045.5
  • 045.6
45 OV
0 run
J. Denly to T. Head
  • 044.1
  • 044.2
  • 044.3
  • 044.4
  • 044.5
  • 044.6
44 OV
0 run
J. Leach to P. Cummins
  • 043.1
  • 043.2
  • 043.3
  • 043.4
  • 043.5
  • 043.6
43 OV
1 run
J. Archer to P. Cummins & T. Head
  • 042.1
  • 142.2
  • 042.3
  • 042.4
  • 042.5
  • 042.6
42 OV
4 run
J. Leach to T. Head
  • 041.1
  • 441.2
  • 041.3
  • 041.4
  • 041.5
  • 041.6
41 OV
5 run
J. Archer to T. Head & T. Paine
  • 040.1
  • 140.2
  • 4 B 40.3
  • 040.4
  • 040.5
  • W 40.6
40 OV
5 run
J. Leach to T. Head & T. Paine
  • 039.1
  • 039.2
  • 139.3
  • 439.4
  • 039.5
  • 039.6
39 OV
1 run
J. Archer to T. Head & T. Paine
  • 138.1
  • 038.2
  • 038.3
  • 038.4
  • 038.5
  • 038.6
38 OV
0 run
J. Leach to M. Wade & T. Paine
  • W 37.1
  • 037.2
  • 037.3
  • 037.4
  • 037.5
  • 037.6
37 OV
6 run
J. Archer to T. Head & M. Wade
  • 036.1
  • 136.2
  • 4 LB 36.3
  • 036.4
  • 036.5
  • 136.6
36 OV
8 run
J. Leach to M. Labuschagne
  • 435.1
  • 035.2
  • 235.3
  • 235.4
  • 035.5
  • W 35.6
35 OV
1 run
J. Archer to M. Labuschagne & T. Head
  • 034.1
  • 034.2
  • 034.3
  • 034.4
  • 134.5
  • 034.6
34 OV
5 run
J. Leach to M. Labuschagne & T. Head
  • 433.1
  • 033.2
  • 133.3
  • 033.4
  • 033.5
  • 033.6
33 OV
7 run
J. Root to M. Labuschagne & T. Head
  • 332.1
  • 432.2
  • 032.3
  • 032.4
  • 032.5
  • 032.6
32 OV
1 run
J. Leach to M. Labuschagne & T. Head
  • 031.1
  • 131.2
  • 031.3
  • 031.4
  • 031.5
  • 031.6
31 OV
0 run
B. Stokes to T. Head
  • 030.1
  • 030.2
  • 030.3
  • 030.4
  • 030.5
  • 030.6
30 OV
6 run
J. Leach to M. Labuschagne
  • 229.1
  • 029.2
  • 429.3
  • 029.4
  • 029.5
  • 029.6
29 OV
8 run
B. Stokes to T. Head
  • 028.1
  • 028.2
  • 428.3
  • 028.4
  • 428.5
  • 028.6
Match Detail
  • Series The Ashes 2019
  • Venue Lord's, London
  • Weather Overcast
  • Toss Australia won the toss and elected to field
  • Result England drew with Australia
  • Man of the match Ben Stokes
  • Umpire Aleem Dar (PAK), Chris Gaffaney (NZ) and Joel Wilson (WI)
  • Referee Ranjan Madugalle (SL)
Match Notes
  • Day 1 washed out due to rain
  • Drinks: England 31/2 in 11.5 overs
  • J Denly dropped on 9 by U Khawaja in 15.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (16.0 ovs): AUS against J Denly (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, AUS: 1)
  • England 51/2 in 17.5 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 105 balls between R Burns (22) and J Denly (27)
  • England 101/3 in 33.4 overs
  • R Burns dropped on 47 by T Paine in 35.1 overs
  • R Burns 3rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 118 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: England 136/5 in 42.3 overs
  • England 150/6 in 47.2 overs
  • 7th wkt Partnership: 50 off 68 balls between J Bairstow (27) and C Woakes (19)
  • Referral 2 (57.4 ovs): AUS against J Bairstow (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, AUS: 0)
  • England 200/6 in 60.5 overs
  • Tea: England 201/6 in 61.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (64.6 ovs): C Woakes against AUS (Caught) Unsuccessful (ENG: 1, AUS: 0)
  • England 210/7: C Woakes c Tim Paine b Pat Cummins 32(62)
  • J Bairstow 21st Test fifty: 50 runs in 82 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • S Broad dropped on 1 by D Warner in 72.3 overs
  • England 251/8 in 73.3 overs
  • Innings Break: England 258/10 in 77.1 overs
  • Stumps: Australia 30/1 in 13.0 overs
  • Australia 50/1 in 19.1 overs
  • Referral 1 (22.5 ovs): C Bancroft against Eng (LBW) Unsuccessful (ENG: 2, AUS: 2) (Retained)
  • Australia 60/2: C Bancroft lbw b Jofra Archer 13(66)
  • Drinks: Australia 61/3 in 26.1 overs
  • Referral 2 (30.1 ovs): Eng against T Head (LBW) Successful (ENG: 2, AUS: 2)
  • Australia 71/4: T Head lbw b S Broad 7(21)
  • Referral 3 (35.6 ovs): M Wade against Eng (LBW) Successful (ENG: 2, AUS: 2)
  • Rain Stoppage: Australia 80/4 in 37.1 overs
  • Lunch: Australia 80/4 in 37.1 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Australia 80/4 in 37.1 overs
  • Tea: Australia 80/4 in 37.1 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: Australia 80/4 in 37.1 overs
  • Australia 100/4 in 42.2 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 120/5 in 51.0 overs
  • S Smith 25th Test Fifty : 52 runs in 107 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • Australia 152/5 in 61.2 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 102 balls between S Smith (25) and T Paine (20)
  • Lunch: Australia 155/5 in 65.0 overs
  • Referral 4 (72.3 ovs): England against P Cummins (Caught) Unsuccessful (Eng: 1, Aus: 2)
  • Australia 203/6 in 76.1 overs
  • New ball taken: Australia 210/6 in 80.1 overs
  • Referral 5 (87.5 ovs): S Smith against England (LBW) Unsuccessful (Eng: 1, Aus: 1)
  • Australia 234/8 : S Smith lbw b Chris Woakes 92(161)
  • P Cummins dropped on 14 by J Roy in 88.3 overs
  • Referral 6 (93.1 ovs): N Lyon against England (LBW) Unsuccessful (Eng: 1, Aus: 0)
  • Australia 246/9 : N Lyon lbw b J Leach 6(17)
  • Australia 250/9 in 94.0 overs
  • Innings Break: Australia 250/10 in 94.3 overs
  • Tea: Australia 250/10 in 94.3 overs
  • J Denly dropped on 7 by D Warner in 12.1 overs
  • Drinks: England 46/2 in 16.0 overs
  • England 50/2 in 16.3 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 85 balls between R Burns (20) and J Denly (22)
  • Stumps: England 96/4 in 32.2 overs
  • Rain Stoppage: England 96/4 in 32.2 overs
  • England 102/4 in 34.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (40.1 ovs): AUS against B Stokes (LBW) Unsuccessful (Eng: 2, Aus: 1)
  • B Stokes 19th Test fifty : 50 runs in 106 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • England 150/4 in 51.3 overs
  • Lunch: England 157/4 in 54.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (57.5 ovs): AUS against B Stokes (LBW) Unsuccessful (Eng: 2, Aus: 0)
  • England 201/5 in 64.0 overs
  • 6th wkt Partnership: 50 off 52 balls between J Bairstow (15) and B Stokes (33)
  • B Stokes 7th Test hundred : 100 runs in 160 balls (10x4) (2x6)
  • England 252/5 in 70.2 overs
  • Innings Break: England 258/5 dec in 71.0 overs
  • Tea: Australia 46/2 in 13.0 overs
  • Australia 53/3 in 15.4 overs
  • Referral 3 (25.0 ovs): ENG against M Labuschagne (LBW) Unsuccessful (Eng: 1, Aus: 2)
  • Australia 100/3 in 28.3 overs
  • Drinks: Australia 118/3 in 33.0 overs
  • 4th wkt Partnership: 50 off 87 balls between M Labuschagne (17) and T Head (26)
  • Australia 150/6 in 41.2 overs
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Stats
Player Teams Runs Avg.
Steven Smith AUS 774 110.57
Ben Stokes ENG 441 55.12
Rory Burns ENG 390 39.00
Marnus Labuschagne AUS 353 50.42
Matthew Wade AUS 337 33.70
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Pat Cummins AUS 29 2.69
Stuart Broad ENG 23 3.49
Jofra Archer ENG 22 2.85
Josh Hazlewood AUS 20 2.70
Nathan Lyon AUS 20 2.75

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