Sunday, May 22, 2022

Ashes 2019, END Vs AUS: 2nd Test, Day 2 Highlights – Australia Trail England By 228 Runs

After no-play on Day 1, the second Test of Ashes 2019 between England and Australia at Lord's in London witnessed a full day's play on the second day with both the teams giving their best to take the initiative. Get highlights and cricket score of ENG vs AUS 2nd Test, Day 2 here

Ashes 2019, END Vs AUS: 2nd Test, Day 2 Highlights – Australia Trail England By 228 Runs
England captain Joe Root and Jofra Archer leave the pitch at the end of play on the second day of the second Ashes Test match against Australia at Lord's cricket ground in London on August 15, 2019. AP Photo

Cricket happened! On a fascinating day at Lord's in London, England and Australia fought it out to take the early initiative after losing the first day of the second Ashes 2019 Test to rain. Aussies, courtesy Josh Hazlewood, dominated the early hours on Thursday but the hosts found their own fighters in Rory Burns and Jonny Bairstow to drag the score to 258. Hazlewood got able support from Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon -- all three taking three wickets each. For England, Burns top-scored with 53, one more than Bairstow's effort.

Day 2 Report | Scorecard | Cricket News

England then hit back to remove David Warner early in the Aussie innings. At Stumps, the visitors were 30/1 after 13 overs, still trailing England by 228 runs. Get highlights and cricket score of second Ashes 2019 Test match between England and Australia here


Majority of Test matches are still played over five days, including the oldest of them all -- The Ashes. Well, that might have just saved the second Test match between England and Australia. Day 1 of the match was washed out with miserable weather holding players, fans and officials to the ransom. Not even toss was allowed. (Cricket News)

But Day 2 is expected to be dry despite looming clouds. So expect some play, and most importantly the toss to happen. With that, at least, there will be some semblance of a cricket match happening at the home of the sport, Lord's. With full 90 overs lost on Day 1, additional eight overs will be added to each of the remaining four days. But again, the forecast for Friday and Saturday are not good.

Yesterday, amid the downpour, indomitable Jofra Archer got the Test cap for his adopted country even as Josh Hazlewood saw off competition from Mitchell Starc to make the Australia XI. Hopefully, these four days will be enough to get a result.

Yes, we have seen both England and Australia winning matches in fewer days. Can they do it against each other with stakes so high?


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