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2nd Ashes Test, Day 4: England vs Australia - As it happened...

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 22:06

Australia beat England by 405 runs in the second Ashes Test at the Lord`s on Sunday. England, who won the first Test at Cradiff, were bowled out for 103 in their second innings.

19 July 2015, 21:25 PM

Australia 566/8 & 254/2
England 312 & 103

Australia won the match by 405 runs inside four days.

19 July 2015, 21:21 PM

Over 37 || Score 103

Emphatic win for Australia to level the series 1-1. They won the Lord's Test by a whopping 405 runs inside four days.

All vive bowlers used by Michael Clarke used today contributed, taking wickets and intimidating English batsmen in a pitch which was believed to a batting friendly.  Mitchell Johnson found his Ashes form taking three wickets. Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon took two each. Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Marsh took a wicket each as England innings folded in 37 overs, scoring 103 runs.

And some records too, It's Australia's biggest win over England by runs since 1948, third biggest ever in Ashes. Overall, it's the ninth biggest win by runs.

19 July 2015, 20:41 PM

Over 29 || Score 64/7 (Root 5, Broad 0)

Double-wicket maiden over from Mitchell Johnson. First, it was Josh Buttler off the first ball after the Tea, offering a catch behind to Peter Nevill. The debutante wicket-keeper has taken four wickets in this English.

Josh Buttler c Peter Nevill b Mitchell Johnson 11 (9b)

Then newly arrived Moeen Ali got short ball, which he fended off only to see substitute fielder Shaun Marsh taking an easy catch at short leg.

Moeen Ali c sub (Shaun Marsh) b Mitchell Johnson 0 (4b)

Stuart Broad joined Joe Root.

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Over 28 || Score 64/5 (Root 4, Buttler 11)

England are crumbling like nine-pins. Lost the wicket of Ben Stokes, five balls after the fall of Ian Bell. In a bid to take quick single, Stokes failed to plant his feet and was run out from a Mitchell Johnson throw.

Ben Stokes run out 0 (3b 0x4)

England are in dire straits with 37 overs left in today's playe and their top five batsmen gone. Jos Buttler is the new man out there.

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Over 26 || Score 52/4 (Root  4, Stokes 0)

After three maiden overs in row, Englan lost the wicket of of Ian Bell. Pressure taking a toll on England. Bell tried to play defensive shot, but the ball came off bat-pad at short leg, where the substitute fielder Shaun Marsh.

Ian Bell c sub (Shaun Marsh) b Nathan Lyon 11 (50b)

Ben Stokes joined Root in the centre.

19 July 2015, 19:39 PM

Over 20 || Score 44/3 (Bell 10, Root 1)

Another wicket immediately after the break. This time Gary Ballance fell victim to Mitchell Marsh. The right-arm medium pacer got the wicket off his very first ball of the innings, with some extra bounce taking the edge of Ballance. Another catch behind the stumps for Nevill.

Gary Ballance c Peter Nevill b Mitchell Marsh 14 (33b)

Joe Root is the new batsman.

19 July 2015, 19:14 PM


Over 16 || Score 42/2 (Ballance 13, Bell 10)

England added another 12 runs in the last five overs as Garry Ballance and Ian Bell adopted a cautious approach in the backdrop of an increasing Aussie pressure.

England still need another 467 runs with 8 wickets remaining. To keep a realistic chance to save the match, the duo will need to play out another 49 overs today.

19 July 2015, 18:56 PM

Over 10 || Score 30/2 (Ballance 7, Bell 5)

Trouble for England as Mitchell Johnson removed skipper Alastair Cook in the fourth delivery of ninth over. Cook tried to cut but ended up nicking. Nevill got his  second catch of the match.

Alastair Cook c Peter Nevill b Mitchell Johnson 11 (31b )

Ian Bell joined Ballance in the centre.

19 July 2015, 18:31 PM

Over 5 || Score 12/1 (Cook 5, Ballance 0)

Worst possible start for England after the Lunch. For the second time in the match, Test newbie Adam Lyth perished to Mitchell Starc. This time, undone by short ball, which climbed at an awkward height for the English opener to fend off. Ended up offering an easy catch behind. Peter Nevill was no novice there.

Adam Lyth c Peter Nevill b Mitchell Starc 7 (16b)

Garry Ballance joined his skipper in the centre.

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Over 3 || Score 7/0 (Cook 5, Lyth 2)

Australia declaring 20 minutes before the Lunch, it was  brief play at the Lord's. England managed three runs, of which, Mitchell Starc bowled two and Josh Hazlewood got one.

With a minimum of 62 overs play left in today's play, Alastair Cook and Adam Lyth will need a big partnership  for England to keep themselves in the match.

19 July 2015, 17:17 PM

Australia declare and set a 509-run target for England

Over 49 || Score 254/2 (Clarke 32, Marsh 27)

After back-to-back sixes from Mitchell Marsh of Moeen Ali, Michael Clarke declared the Australian innings.

Australia have played 49 overs, scoring at an rate of 5.18 per over. England will have five sessions to save the Test. Thoughts of winning, don't really see that happening.

19 July 2015, 17:00 PM

Over 45 || Score 221/2 (Clarke 22, Marsh 4)

Australia have gained a lead of 476 runs. And are scoring in a super fast rate. In between, Moeen Ali got the better of Steve Smith. The Aussie batsman missed the line and got himself bowled out. That was in the penultimate delivery of the 43rd over.

Steve Smith b Moeen Ali 58 (48b)

Mitchell Marsh promoted to join his skipper in the centre.

19 July 2015, 16:35 PM


Over 39 || Score 180/0 (Smith 37, Clarke 6)

In the last seven overs, before the Drinks, Australia have scored 47 runs losing the wicket of David Warner. The Aussie made 83 runs.

David Warner c Alastair Cook b Moeen Ali 83 (116b)

Warner, who was looking in great touch for an Ashes ton, perished trying to hit Moeen Ali out of attack. Alastair Cook took a good catch at extra cover.

Skipper Michael Clarke joined first innings hero Steve Smith, batting at 37.

19 July 2015, 16:03 PM

Over 32 | Score 133/0 (Smith 12*, Warner 67*)

England began the day with a bowling attack of James Anderson and Mark Wood. Anderson hit Chris Rogers on the helmet in his very first over. The left-hander could not shake off the blow and walked back to the pavilion with team doctors by his side. Though the blow did not appear serious, the opener was clearly dazed by the bouncer from Jimmy. Steve Smith walked in to bat, joining Warner out in the middle as the duo look to get some quick runs on the board.

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