Australia manage to hold on to a draw against England in 2nd Test at Lord’s
Australia managed to hold on to draw against England in 2nd Test at Lord’s today with a super-sub innings from Marnus Labuschagne 59 and 43* from Travis Head.
England 258 (Rory Burns 53, Jonny Bairstow 52; Pat Cummins 3-61, Josh Hazlewood 3-58, Nathan Lyon 3-68) and 258-5 dec (Ben Stokes 115*; Pat Cummins 3-35)
Australia 250 (Steve Smith 92; Stuart Broad 4-65) and 154-6 (Marnus Labuschagne 59, Travis Head 42*; Jofra Archer 3-32 , Jack Leach 3- 37)
Result – Match drawn
It was a thrilling final day at Lord's!— ICC (@ICC) August 18, 2019
Day five report ??https://t.co/VT7qDXN2hv
With 10 overs lost in the morning due to rain, England set about getting a total big enough to be able to declare and have a go at getting Australia all out.
Step up Ben Stokes, who scored an unbeaten 115* giving England captain Joe Root the opportunity to declare at 258-5.
Australia required 267 to win, but the rest of the day’s play was about survival for the Australian batsmen. Jofra Archer 3-32 and Jack Leach 3- 37 bowled beautifully for England to give them a chance of squaring the series but a battling knock from Marnus Labuschagne 59 and then Travis Head 42* saw Australia to the draw.
Australia take a 1-0 lead to the 3rd Test at Headingley.... see you there .... August 22nd - 26th 3rd Test, Headingley (11:00 BST)
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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