2nd Test, Lord's, July 18 - 21, 2013, Australia tour of England and Scotland
361 & 349/7d
(T:583) 128 & 235

England won by 347 runs

Player Of The Match
180 & 2/9
Match centre 
Scores: Gopi Rangarajan
Comms: Alan Gardner
Scorecard summary
England 361/10(100.1 overs)
Ian Bell 109 (211)
Ryan Harris5/72 (26)
Steven Smith3/18 (6)
Australia 128/10(53.3 overs)
Graeme Swann5/44 (21.3)
England 349/7(114.1 overs)
Joe Root 180 (338)
Peter Siddle3/65 (21)
Ian Bell 74 (103)
Ryan Harris2/31 (18.1)
Australia 235/10(90.3 overs)
Graeme Swann4/78 (30.3)
Joe Root2/9 (7)

Right'oh, we're tuckered out in the cricinfo bunker, so it's time to bid you all farewell until Thursday week. England are 2-0 up in the Ashes for first time since 1986-87 and have now won four Tests in a row against Australia for the first time since 1928. If you can't stomach an evening without ball-by-ball, Pakistan are about to set off in pursuit of West Indies 261 for 7 in St Lucia (but don't feel like you have to) - apologies if you're having problems accessing other areas of the site, too, as we've had a few technical difficulties. From Gnasher, Brydon, Alex and myself, cheerio for now.

7pm: Australia captain, Michael Clarke: "Certainly not the performance we were after, we've got some time to make amends and we've got to work hard in the nets and prepare for Manchester. We have to win the last three Tests now. Of course it is [possible to win all three], we have to improve, but it would be silly to say we will. Credit to England, they played very well and deserved to win. The first innings let us down, to make 130 you're going to find yourselves in a very hard position against a good team. We're putting extra pressure on our bowlers. Our top seven has a lot of experience and we haven't performed as we'd like. When we lose one wicket, we're losing several. If we can make some runs [against Sussex] and take that momentum into the third Test I'm sure that will help us."

England captain, Alastair Cook: "All the boys were keen [to finish it today]. A bit of hard work and the chances came. We've had to scrap hard, being 30 for 3 in both innings, Belly's hundred and Root's hundred came after working hard at the beginning. When it is dry, we've got a world-class spinner in Swanny and the bowlers can reverse it - we're pretty confident in all English conditions. We all know what a great player [Root] is and it's fantastic that he's shown that at the top of the order. [KP] is just a strain but we want to take care of it and not do any further damage."

Joe Root is named Man of the Match: "I've loved every minute of it, great to get a win. There's a bit of tape [on the honours board], I'd like to see [my name] up there properly. I'd say this one [is better than maiden Test century], it's great to get a hundred in the Ashes. It's nice to contribute [with the ball too], you get an opportunity and you want to take it and it's nice to help the side as much as you can. Every time you go out to bat is an opportunity to contribute, I tried to get through it early on and have a bit of fun later."

6.45pm: Pattinson and Harris extended the innings by 43 - that's 295 for Australia's last wicket in the series now - but, after pushing their food around the plate with a fork for what seemed like an eternity, England have gobbled up this Test. The end may have come with a bit of a whimper but, make no mistake, this is a crushing defeat; by the margin of runs in the fourth innings, it is Australia's third heaviest. When Darren Lehmann said he wanted his players to have fun, this wasn't what he meant. Plans will have to be redrawn for Old Trafford, starting in a three-day game against Sussex, but there's a danger that the psychological effects will wreath themselves around each of the last three Tests. England only need to draw one of them to retain the Ashes but they will be looking at a straight knockout - not in a bar at 2am but with the eyes of the cricket world watching. You'll find David Hopps' more august appraisal on the site shortly and I'll bring the presentations in a mo...

Swann to Pattinson, OUT

another big offbreak, beats Pattinson and hits the back pad before deflecting into the hands of Matt Prior, England all go up in unison and the umpire gives it! Not sure initially if it was lbw or a nick to the keeper but it's out either way... replays prove it was the former and England have won by 347 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the series!

James Pattinson lbw b Swann 35 (91b 3x4 0x6 121m) SR: 38.46
Swann to Pattinson, no run

gets in line to defend a full ball into the off side

Swann to Pattinson, no run

drifting in and the spitting off the surface, past Patto's outside edge for the umpteenth time

end of over 904 runs
AUS: 235/9CRR: 2.61 
Ryan Harris16 (40b 1x4)
James Pattinson35 (88b 3x4)
Stuart Broad 21-4-54-0
Graeme Swann 30-5-78-3

One more over left for England to get the job done inside four days...

Broad to Harris, 2 runs

length delivery on the stumps, tucked off the pads for a couple through midwicket

Broad to Harris, no run

glides to the crease and pitches on a good length outside stump, Harris meets it solidly on the front foot

Broad to Pattinson, 1 run

straighter line and worked off the pads for another single

Broad to Pattinson, no run

goes round the wicket, pitches it up in the channel and Pattinson watches it through

Broad to Harris, 1 run

on the stumps, stays in the crease and nudges through backward square for a single, ending a sequence of 22 dot balls

Broad to Harris, no run

full and tailing in around off, driven into the ground towards mid-off

end of over 89Maiden
AUS: 231/9CRR: 2.59 
James Pattinson34 (86b 3x4)
Ryan Harris13 (36b 1x4)
Graeme Swann 30-5-78-3
Stuart Broad 20-4-50-0

Andy Coan raises a legitimate point (though the forecast is by no means terrible): "Perhaps a more likely draw twist is that the weather breaks a day early tomorrow and a huge thunderstorm downpour washes out the day."

Swann to Pattinson, no run

angled in with the arm, leans out to defend stoically again

Swann to Pattinson, no run

full and pushed into the covers on the front foot

Swann to Pattinson, no run

tossed up and straightening, covers the line to block

Swann to Pattinson, no run

skids on with the arm, does well to get his bat down in front of the stumps

Swann to Pattinson, no run

spins this hard out of the footmarks and Pattinson flashes at it, only a few millimetres from the edge

Swann to Pattinson, no run

straightening on the stumps from round the wicket, defended down on to the pitch

Graeme Swann hoves back into view, as Alastair Cook plays his last card for the evening... Slip, gully, silly point and short leg in

end of over 88Maiden
AUS: 231/9CRR: 2.62 
Ryan Harris13 (36b 1x4)
James Pattinson34 (80b 3x4)
Stuart Broad 20-4-50-0
Tim Bresnan 14-8-30-2
Broad to Harris, no run

seaming in off a length and hitting Harris on the front pad, probably ducking down leg, the ball plops short of midwicket and there's no run

Broad to Harris, no run

zips on past the outside edge, good length and rising as Harris pokes at it unsuccessfully

Broad to Harris, no run

good length, chops short on the off side, Harris solid in defence

Broad to Harris, no run

gets across to block another length ball into the off side

Broad to Harris, no run

good length, coming back in from outside off, defended

"All these last-wicket heroics are like continuous humming from a malfunctioning refrigerator. Please stop this and let me close the tab on my browser..." Max can't stand the ringing in his ears, though I'm sure many England fans won't mind riffing on Australia's pain for a wee bit longer

Best performances - batters
JE Root
180 runs (338)
18 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
47 runs
4 fours0 six
IR Bell
109 runs (211)
16 fours0 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
34 runs
6 fours0 six
Best performances - bowlers
GP Swann
RJ Harris
Match details
Lord's, London
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Joe Root
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2091
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days18,19,20,21 July 2013 - day (5-day match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Australia Innings
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