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Superman at brief leg, a flipping success and a red-letter day for Australia at vibrant Lord’s. Listed below are the perfect bits from day two of the second Ashes Take a look at…
Australia have the sting within the second Ashes Take a look at as they closed day two on 30-1 after bowling England out for 258, writes Sam Drury at Lord’s.
Scorecard | Commentary
Josh Hazlewood made an on the spot influence on his return to the Australia facet with two wickets in a incredible opening spell, ending with figures of 3-58, whereas Pat Cummins (3-61) and Nathan Lyon (3-68) additionally claimed with three wickets apiece as England have been bowled out with an hour left of an prolonged night session.
Second of the Day
Steve Waugh, no much less, hailed Cameron Bancroft as the perfect ever short-leg fielder forward of the primary Take a look at and the opener lived as much as the billing – and the way – with an excellent seize to dismiss Rory Burns within the first hour after lunch.
Burns had battled his method to 53, taking a number of blows on the physique on the best way as Pat Cummins rigorously enforced Australia’s short-ball ploy to the left-hander – standing his floor resolutely because the vacationers focused his ribs.
So it wanted an excellent piece of fielding to prise him from the crease and Bancroft offered it, anticipating Burns’ deflection to leg and diving to seize the ball earlier than scooping it once more in his fingers inches from the turf after the prospect initially eluded him.
Stat of the Day
Nobody was extra stunned when Tim Paine opted to bowl after profitable the toss than Michael Holding, MC on the toss, so assured was the previous paceman that this was a bat-first pitch. He wasn’t alone within the Sky commentary field both.
The pundit college of thought instructed that in a rain-shortened sport, with extra iffy climate to return, there was a transparent benefit available by strapping on the pads on what gave the impression to be the perfect day to bat and amassing an enormous first-innings complete.
However Paine – maybe seeking to kick England when 1-Zero down – went the opposite manner, backing his bowlers, and the recalled Hazlewood set the tone for a powerful bowling show on a pitch providing not more than a bit and one which had the hosts battling for his or her Ashes survival. Did Paine make the appropriate name? A complete of 258 all out suggests so – however solely time will inform!
Tweets of the Day
The final participant earlier than Jos Buttler to get off the mark with a 5 first ball was Upul Tharanga in opposition to Pakistan at Pallekele in July 2015
— Benedict Bermange (@Benedict_B) August 15, 2019
What they mentioned
Nasser Hussain on Josh Hazlewood: “He must be special if you’re going to change your side from last week, who were brilliant with the ball. He has been special today, his lengths have been spot on and he has got enough movement. He is a proper bowler! High quality.”
Andrew Strauss on Jason Roy: “Picking which balls to play and which to leave is an important part of being an opening batsman. When you’re trying to play defensively you’ve got to try and play with soft hands and that’s where Roy was at fault. It was a ball he didn’t need to play at.”
England vs Australia
August 16, 2019, 10:00am
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