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2nd Investec Test, Lord's, July 16 - 19, 2015, Australia tour of England and Ireland
566/8d & 254/2d
(T:509) 312 & 103

Australia won by 405 runs

Player Of The Match
215 & 58
Australia 1st Innings
England 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
England 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
b Broad17330039328057.66
c Anderson b Ali3842707090.47
lbw b Root21534650325162.13
c Ballance b Wood732490021.87
c †Buttler b Broad2547485053.19
b Broad1215152080.00
c Ali b Root4559745076.27
c Anderson b Broad1533332045.45
not out 1221230157.14
Extras(b 8, lb 14, nb 1, w 1)24
TOTAL149 Ov (RR: 3.79)566/8d
Fall of wickets: 1-78 (David Warner, 14.6 ov), 2-362 (Chris Rogers, 95.4 ov), 3-383 (Michael Clarke, 106.5 ov), 4-426 (Adam Voges, 119.3 ov), 5-442 (Mitchell Marsh, 123.3 ov), 6-533 (Steven Smith, 139.4 ov), 7-536 (Peter Nevill, 141.3 ov), 8-566 (Mitchell Johnson, 148.6 ov)
95.4 to CJL Rogers, cleaned him up! Broad has gone through Rogers. A full delivery, he went for the drive, his feet stuck in the crease, and got a thick inside edge into middle stump...end of a fantastic innings, and a stand of 284. 362/2
119.3 to AC Voges, well bowled! Thin edge and another for Broad. In the channel outside off, cross-seamer, it didn't do a huge amount and it was a fairly tentative prod from Voges considering how positive he has been. 426/4
123.3 to MR Marsh, dragged on! A brief stay for Marsh. Hanging back in the crease, a cutter from Broad, the ball did not really get up (first sign of uneven bounce or poor position from Marsh?) and the inside edge finds the stumps. 442/5
148.6 to MG Johnson, another for Broad...tries to loft over the off side, comes off near the bottom of the bat and finds deepish mid-off. 566/8
106.5 to MJ Clarke, gone! Clarke saw the short ball, climbed into the stroke, failed to roll his wrists and picks out Gary Ballance who casually plucks the chance at square leg and lobs it to the umpire! A giveaway of a dismissal .... 383/3
14.6 to DA Warner, and, that, as they say, is over. Down the track, a spiralling slap high and not very handsome into the covers where Jimmy Anderson judges his catch well. A well-earned wicket for England, but probably not in the manner they expected given the liveliness of that first hour. 78/1
139.4 to SPD Smith, well, well... an attempted reverse hoick, it's given out lbw, and we have a review! Well, in the end, it struck him by the width of a seam inside the line, but that was smashing the stumps, so off he goes. It was a premeditated shot, but if you can't premeditate at 533 for 4, when can you? Well played that manVjisin: "214,161,206,188,30,253,66,214* Runs scored in last 8 Test matches by Steve Smith #Insane Numbers ". 533/6
141.3 to PM Nevill, tossed up, driven, and Nevill has picked out Ali at mid-off who stoops well to cling on close to the turf. A fine debut, but no fifty to start his career. 536/7
England 1st Innings 
c †Nevill b Starc021000.00
b Marsh9623334713041.20
b Johnson2331364074.19
b Hazlewood1230050.00
c †Nevill b Johnson1460025.00
b Marsh8712818513167.96
c †Nevill b Lyon1326553050.00
lbw b Hazlewood3957905168.42
c sub (SE Marsh) b Johnson2145581046.66
b Hazlewood4791057.14
not out 67101085.71
Extras(b 12, lb 8, nb 1)21
TOTAL90.1 Ov (RR: 3.46)312
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Adam Lyth, 0.2 ov), 2-28 (Gary Ballance, 8.3 ov), 3-29 (Ian Bell, 9.1 ov), 4-30 (Joe Root, 10.3 ov), 5-175 (Ben Stokes, 54.1 ov), 6-210 (Jos Buttler, 65.1 ov), 7-266 (Alastair Cook, 78.2 ov), 8-294 (Moeen Ali, 85.4 ov), 9-306 (Mark Wood, 87.5 ov), 10-312 (Stuart Broad, 90.1 ov)
0.2 to A Lyth, and he's gone! That's a poor shot by Lyth, feeling away outside his body against a delivery that was well wide of the stumps, albeit with some swing, and gets an edge to offer Nevill his first catch in Test cricket. They check the no-ball, it's very tight but it's okay. Well, well. Perfect start for Australia. 0/1
9.1 to IR Bell, Australia on fire! Full and straight, the stumps get rattled again! Lovely bowling from Hazlewood, but not sure about where Bell was trying to play that so early in his innings. Looked to be aiming to the on side, closing the face, the ball straightens beautifully and takes the off stump. 29/3
85.4 to MM Ali, pinned him, up goes the finger! Moeen reviews but looks to be more in desperation than anything else... Hazlewood has got him, I'm pretty certain, he straightened a good nut off the seam and Moeen was going nowhere, struck on the knee roll. Yes, that's plumber than the Super Mario brothers, hitting middle stump two-thirds of the way up, according to Hawk-Eye. 294/8
87.5 to MA Wood, bowled him, off stump flattened! Simple science from Hazlewood, aim for the woodwork, Wood was a little bit late on the shot and it nipped back up the hill, done neck and crop. 306/9
8.3 to GS Ballance, that's all over! And it's a full one that he's played all around. Targetting off stump, Ballance's feet are stuck in the crease, there's a hint of shape, and he misses it by quite a long way. 28/2
10.3 to JE Root, he's gone! What a moment in this match. Root is on his way. Short of a length again outside and Root is forcing off the back foot away from his body, gets a thin edge through to Nevill. Pace the key to that wicket. Forces batsmen into shots they wouldn't otherwise play. 30/4
90.1 to SCJ Broad, swing and a nick, well taken by Shaun Marsh at first slip! That's it, Broad's thick outside edge is swallowed and England have been bundled out with a hefty 254-run deficit. 312/10
65.1 to JC Buttler, the change has worked, Buttler walks! Lyon pushed the ball through outside off, bowling around the wicket, Buttler maybe played for turn that wasn't there and Nevill went up for it as the ball nestled in his gloves - then he broke the bails, just in case. Buttler turned and headed for the Pavilion, so Dharmasena only had to confirm it... It's a tiny nick, barely discernible on Hot Spot and Snicko. Credit to Buttler (the naive fool), I guess. 210/6
54.1 to BA Stokes, inside edge and gone! With lunch looming, Australia's unlucky number strikes in their favour! Half forward to one that kept just a smidgeon low, and that crashes into his timbers.. 175/5
78.2 to AN Cook, gone! Dragged on! Cook is denied his maiden Ashes hundred in a home Test. This one was going across him, he was lured into the drive when he has previously been leaving so well. A big wicket at any time, but with the new ball lurking in two overs' time, it is massive!. 266/7
Australia 2nd Innings 
retired hurt 49771116063.63
c Cook b Ali8311615212071.55
b Ali58486790120.83
not out 3234473094.11
not out 27191812142.10
Extras(lb 5)5
TOTAL49 Ov (RR: 5.18)254/2d
Fall of wickets: 0-114* (Chris Rogers, retired hurt), 1-165 (David Warner, 36.2 ov), 2-210 (Steven Smith, 42.5 ov)
36.2 to DA Warner, gives it some air outside off, Warner clubs it over short extra cover... Except short extra cover jumps and catches it above his head. No celebration from Cook, though it does mean that Warner will have to wait for a first Test hundred in England. 165/1
42.5 to SPD Smith, a swing and a miss, Moeen pegs back the off stump. Brian Statham would be proud of that 'you-miss-I-hit' dismissal, even though Smith's head was looking at the tree-line behind the wicketkeeper by the time the bails were dislodged. 210/2
England 2nd Innings (T: 509 runs)
c †Nevill b Starc716191043.75
c †Nevill b Johnson1131392035.48
c †Nevill b Marsh1433572042.42
c sub (SE Marsh) b Lyon1150772022.00
b Hazlewood1744842038.63
run out (Johnson)034000.00
c †Nevill b Johnson119720122.22
c sub (SE Marsh) b Johnson043000.00
c Voges b Lyon25172141147.05
not out 210120020.00
b Hazlewood0510000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 1)5
TOTAL37 Ov (RR: 2.78)103
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Adam Lyth, 4.3 ov), 2-23 (Alastair Cook, 8.4 ov), 3-42 (Gary Ballance, 16.1 ov), 4-48 (Ian Bell, 25.3 ov), 5-52 (Ben Stokes, 26.2 ov), 6-64 (Jos Buttler, 28.1 ov), 7-64 (Moeen Ali, 28.5 ov), 8-101 (Stuart Broad, 33.6 ov), 9-101 (Joe Root, 34.3 ov), 10-103 (James Anderson, 36.6 ov)
4.3 to A Lyth, rising from back of a length, Lyth fends at it, there's a nick on this! He's gone! For the second time in the match Starc removed has Lyth caught behind, it was short enough to leave but otherwise a devilish ball, straightening around off stump, kissed the shoulder of the bat through to Nevill - and England kiss goodbye to their first wicket. 12/1
34.3 to JE Root, bowled him, England nine down! No respite at all... Stayed a bit low and Root is done for, hanging back in the crease, now heading back to the dressing room. Everything Australia have done here has turned to green-and-gold. 101/9
36.6 to JM Anderson, full and bang on target, rattles the stumps and Australia have won by 405 runs! Anderson played rather apologetically around a straight one and that's a fitting demonstration of how comprehensively they've been kippered here. 103/10
8.4 to AN Cook, short and wide, Cook attempts to cut - and nicks it though to the keeper! Strangely profligate from Cook, perhaps just fed up with having to do it all himself... Johnson wasn't even up to top speed, 89mph and wide enough to leave all day but Cook chased it and pays the price. It wasn't really short enough for the shot, left him off the pitch, too. 23/2
28.1 to JC Buttler, gottim, edged behind first ball after tea! Even the looseners are too good, Buttler poking outside off and getting a tickle through to Nevill for his fourth catch of the innings and seventh overall. 64/6
28.5 to MM Ali, that's a firebreathing short ball and Moeen's brief innings is up in smoke! A grab-him-by-the-throat ball, Moeen got into a tangle trying to play, it was on him far too quickly and all he could do was pop it up to short leg. This pitch is back from the dead and it's England's time that is running out. 64/7
16.1 to GS Ballance, extra bounce, and got'im! Wow, have some of that, outside off, climbing off the seam, takes the edge and easily pouched. What a way to start a spell!. 42/3
25.3 to IR Bell, onto the front foot, easy bat-pad, and it's bobbed into the hands of short leg! Oh Belly, drawn forward for once in this spell and he's paid the price!. 48/4
33.6 to SCJ Broad, gives it some air - and Broad has chipped the ball to cover! Broad's brief counterattack is over, a momentary flare up before the England flame gutters again... Was actually a little short but Broad slogged it off the toe end straight to the fielder. 101/8
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Thu, 16 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 337/1 (Chris Rogers 158*, Steven Smith 129*, 90 ov)
Fri, 17 Jul - day 2 - England 1st innings 85/4 (Alastair Cook 21*, Ben Stokes 38*, 29 ov)
Sat, 18 Jul - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 108/0 (Chris Rogers 44*, David Warner 60*, 26 ov)
Sun, 19 Jul - day 4 - England 2nd innings 103 (37 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • CJL Rogers retired hurt at 114/0 (49, 27.6 overs)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 33.6 overs (204 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (DA Warner 23, SPD Smith 27, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: Australia - 180/1 in 39.0 overs (SPD Smith 37, MJ Clarke 6)
  • Australia: 200 runs in 41.4 overs (250 balls), Extras 5
  • SPD Smith: 50 off 43 balls (8 x 4)
  • Australia: 250 runs in 48.5 overs (293 balls), Extras 5
  • England 2nd innings
  • Lunch: England - 7/0 in 3.0 overs (A Lyth 2, AN Cook 5)
  • Drinks: England - 42/2 in 16.0 overs (GS Ballance 14, IR Bell 10)
  • England: 50 runs in 25.5 overs (155 balls), Extras 5
  • Tea: England - 64/5 in 28.0 overs (JE Root 5, JC Buttler 11)
  • England: 100 runs in 33.4 overs (202 balls), Extras 5
Lord's, London
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result5-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2171
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days16,17,18,19 July 2015 - day (5-day match)
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