2nd Ashes Test interestingly poised as play gets underway at Lord’s on Day Two
Australia won the toss and decided to field against England today, as Lord’s Cricket Ground turned red, for day two of the second Specsavers Ashes Test, between England and Australia, in aid of the Ruth Strauss Foundation, raising £382,462 for the charity.
England 258 (Rory Burns 53, Jonny Bairstow 52; Pat Cummins 3-61, Josh Hazlewood 3-58, Nathan Lyon 3-68)
Australia 30 - 1 (13.0 overs)
At the Close - Australia trail England by 228 runs with 9 wickets remaining
Historic day as Lord’s turned #RedForRuth for day two of the second Specsavers Ashes Test between England and Australia in aid of the Ruth Strauss Foundation@RuthStraussFdn https://t.co/5RQsipDJsJ pic.twitter.com/p7GQVbbV5j— Cricket World (@Cricket_World) August 15, 2019
Having been put into bat by Australia, England only managed to score 258 in their 1st Innings, on a pitch with variable bounce and pace, with Rory Burns 53 and Jonny Bairstow 52 top scoring. Pat Cummins 3-61, Josh Hazlewood 3-58 and Nathan Lyon 3-68 doing the damage with the ball for Australia.
At the Close, Australia trail England by 228 runs with 9 wickets remaining on 30-1, with David Warner out bowled Stuart Broad for just 3.
With only 3 days left (1st day being lost to rain), the Test is interestingly poised, with both sides in with a chance of getting a result.
England - Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root(c), Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(wk), Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach
Australia - Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon
Start Time: 11:00
Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Lord's, London
Officials: Aleem Dar, Christopher Gaffaney, Joel Wilson, Alexander Wharf, Ranjan Madugalle
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