The Ashes 2015 Highlights: Australia vs England 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights played on 17 July 2015. Aus vs Eng Day 2 Highlights at Lord’s. Watch Eng vs Aus Cricket Highlights on Thursday.
Cricket Series: Australia vs England The Ashes 2015
Australia Squad: MJ Clarke*, SPD Smith, Fawad Ahmed, BJ Haddin†, JR Hazlewood, MG Johnson, NM Lyon, MR Marsh, SE Marsh, PM Nevill†, CJL Rogers, PM Siddle, MA Starc, AC Voges, DA Warner, SR Watson.
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Australia find themselves firmly in control of the second Ashes Test match as Lord’s after a dominating display with both bat and ball on the second day.
Australia started the day on 337/1, losing the wicket of Chris Rodgers early on for 173, falling painfully short of the magical 200. This brought Captain Michael Clarke to the crease, who struggle from the outset, before he was caught behind off the bowling of Wood. Australia went into lunch with the score on 424/3 with Steven Smith on 168 not out.
England got off to a good start in the post munch session, with Broad striking early to dismiss Voges with his score on 25. He was soon followed by Mitchell Marsh, who also fell victim to Broad. Nevill played a good innings on debut to support Steven Smith who reached his double century, reaching 215 before he was trapped lbw by Joe Root in the 140th over. Australia went into tea, and came out after facing just 4 balls before Michael Clarke opted to declare the innings on 566/8. Stuart Broad was the best bowler for England, ending with 4/83 from his 27 overs.
The wicket that looked good for batting, proved to be the opposite for England, who losing the wicket of Lyth second ball into their innigns when he was caught behind off the bowling of Starc. Johnson struck yet another huge blow in the 9th over, sending Gary Ballance back to the pavilion, with Hazlewood making his contribution to dismiss Ian Bell. Johnson struck once again to pick up the key wicket of the in-form Joe Root, leaving England in huge trouble with the score on 30/4. Alistair Cook and Ben Stokes did a good job of getting Englang to the close of play, ending the day on 85/4, still trailing Australia by a massive margin of 481 runs with 6 first innings wicket still in hand.