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England hit back at Australia to finish the 2nd Day of 5th Ashes Test in the ascendancy

England hit back at Australia to finish the 2nd Day of 5th Ashes Test in the ascendancy

Another pulsating day’s cricket saw England adding just 23 runs to their overnight score of 271-8 and were all out for 294, Australian bowler Mitch Marsh finishing with 5-46.

Match Summary

England 294 (Jos Buttler 70, Joe Root 54; Mitchell Marsh 5-46) and 9-0

Australia – 225 (Steve Smith 80; Jofra Archer 6-62)

At the Close – Day 2 - England lead Australia by 78 runs with 10 wickets remaining



However, the England bowlers hit back hard, bowling Australia out for just 225 in their 1st Innings - Jofra Archer 6-62 and Sam Curran 3-46 doing the damage – ‘that man’ Steve Smith top scored with 80 before being out LBW to Chris Woakes – he became the first player in cricket history to score 10 consecutive half centuries against the same opposition.

England closed the day on 9-0, after Joe Denly was dropped by Harris in the slips, with a lead of 78 runs.

Join us InPlay tomorrow for what will no doubt be another action day of exciting Ashes Test cricket.


England - Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(wk), Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach

Australia- David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

Start Time: 11:00

Toss: Australia won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Kia Oval, London

Officials: Handunnettige Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Alexander Wharf, Javagal Srinath

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