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July 19, 2013
Play began 15 minutes late on the first day since the royal guest was delayed. Things began on time on the second day, and how - Ryan Harris had Tim Bresnan out with the first ball of the day.
It wasn't 11am by any of my clocks. Start again! #Ashes— Daniel Brigham (@Cricketer_Dan) July 19, 2013
Harris was in his element, and quickly brushed aside James Anderson to get his name etched on the Lord's honours board.
Anderson loves fifers. No matter whether he takes it or helps others to take it. #Ashes— HoldingWilley (@holdingwilley) July 19, 2013
Harris didn't have much support from the other end. James Pattinson bowled shoddy lines, and over-stepped a couple of times in his opening spell of the day.
James Pattinson seems to have prepared for this test match by watching the 3-min video 'Ajit Agarkar's greatest bowling performances' #ashes— Fake IPL Player (@_fakeiplplayer) July 19, 2013
After the Queen on the first day, it was the prime minister's turn to visit Lord's.
By the end of the day, it was clear that if anyone needed batting tips, it was the Australians. First, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann added 48 quick runs for the last wicket.
Record runs by number 11s in Ashes: 196, in 1894-5. This series: already 131. http://t.co/2LCqTI1ZzP— Andy Zaltzman (@ZaltzCricket) July 19, 2013
Michael Clarke seemed to be running out of ideas quickly.
Dear pup: Scratching head at every puzzlement is how I got bald in the first place. Word to the wise.— prempanicker (@prempanicker) July 19, 2013
looks like the tail is wagging the dog again #ashes— david hickson (@Davidandthetwit) July 19, 2013
Broad was eventually ruled caught behind - a decision that was upheld on review, even as the Australians headed for the dressing room.
does stuart broad want to review the review? #TheAshes— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravCNNIBN) July 19, 2013
Shane Watson began with some assertive strokes down the ground.
More driving than Top Gear - Watson giving it plenty #Ashes— A cricketing Buddha (@aotearoaxi) July 19, 2013
Australia 0-14. Scores are now even at Trent Bridge #Ashes— Richie Benaud (@RichieBenaud_) July 19, 2013
Stuart Broad quickly began to ask questions of the Australian openers, irrespective of whether they deserved to be asked.
Then things began to go awry for Australia. Watson was out plumb in front to Bresnan, but still reviewed it after consulting with his partner.
Percentage breakdown of Watson's reasoning behind reviewing that decision: Cricketing logic: 0% Ego: 100% #Ashes— fwildecricket (@fwildecricket) July 19, 2013
Watson: Should I refer it? Rogers: No. You're plumb, mate. Watson: Yeh I say refer it too. Rogers: Wait, what?!— Scott Brandis (@scottbrandis) July 19, 2013
Watson : DRS :: South Africa : Duckworth-Lewis— Mohan Krishnamoorthy (@mohank) July 19, 2013
Chris Rogers then departed in bizarre circumstances, struck near the hip by a Swann full toss that was heading well down the leg side. He didn't review umpire Erasmus' decision though.
Not much Rogers can do because the final review is reserved for Clarke.— Andrew Dunford (@abdunford) July 19, 2013
... but it was clearly #wattsfault— Andrew Miller (@miller_cricket) July 19, 2013
Chris Rogers, lbw Watson. #ashes— Daniel Brettig (@danbrettig) July 19, 2013
That wasn't the last time Australia made a shambles of DRS. Phil Hughes feathered one behind, and used up a review on his way out.
So here's what we need to do. Take this DRS nonsense. Burn it. Put the remains in an urn. Start the "New and Improved Ashes". #ashes— Mohan Krishnamoorthy (@mohank) July 19, 2013
At this rate DRS still on track for its name to be put on the honours board by end of play. #ashes— Rich Kisbee (@RichKisbee) July 19, 2013
A deluge of wickets followed. From 42 for 1 to 104 for 9.
Cunning of Australia to continue their revolutionary tactics of trying to win test matches without their top 9 scoring any runs #Ashes— Dan Kennett (@DanKennett) July 19, 2013
During 02/03 series one Aussie paper ran headline "Can anyone in England play cricket?"— Ali Martin (@Cricket_Ali) July 19, 2013
James Anderson wasn't among the wickets this time.
Adam Gilchrist said England rely on Jimmy Anderson and Australia should target the other bowlers. Good plan that! #ashes— James Somerset (@jamosomerset) July 19, 2013
The only Australian in the world still smiling is Mickey Arthur's lawyer. #Ashes— Pavilion Opinions (@pavilionopinion) July 19, 2013
A mixture of bad shots, decent bowling and poor reviews all contributed to Australia's collapse. For the sake of variety, Ashton Agar ran himself out too. He wasn't the only one stranded midway though.
Eight people stuck in the press box lift at Lord's. Lucky buggers. #Ashes— Greg Baum (@GregBaum) July 19, 2013
The last-wicket pair stuck around for longer than any of the other partnerships, except the openers.
10th wicket partnership begins. Will it last till lunch tomorrow or end of play tomorrow?— St_Hill (@St_Hill) July 19, 2013
I liked the days of cricket better when we chased down targets that weren't always the follow on score. #ashes— Stuart Honeysett (@stuhoneysett) July 19, 2013
No success there either. Australia eventually folded for 128, well short of the follow-on target.
England decided to not enforce the follow-on though. Australia continued to have a terrible day, with Michael Clarke at slip, and Brad Haddin letting a regulation edge go between them.
Australia's day could only get better. It did, thanks to Peter Siddle, who dispatched Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen cheaply.
Ah so this is a batsman's pitch is it? Could someone tell the batsmen please. #ashes— Surrey Gent (@Surrey_Gent) July 19, 2013
For the second time in two days, England sent out a nightwatchman.
Joe Root and Bresnan hung around cautiously until stumps, on a day when 16 wickets had fallen.
What a day. #Ashes I've written that ^ Tweet seven times in this series.— fwildecricket (@fwildecricket) July 19, 2013
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