Ashes 2013: England Vs Australia 2nd Test Scorecard, Jul ...

Ashes 2013: England Vs Australia 2nd Test Scorecard, Jul 18-22, 2013

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Published on: Jul 21, 2013

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The Ashes 2013 (Eng v Aus) Live Scores: England: 361 & 349/7 (114.1 Ov); Australia: 128 & 235/10 (90.3 Ov); Result: England won by 347 runs. England Vs Australia 2nd Test at London, Jul 10, 2013.

Ashes 2013: England Vs Australia 2nd Test at Lord's, Jul 10, 2013,

Match begin at 11:00 local time (10:30 GMT, 03:30 PM IST).

Teams : England Vs Australia

Venue: Played at Lord's, London

Time: 11:00 local time (10:30 GMT, 03:30 PM IST).

Toss: England won the toss and chose to bat first

England: 361 & 349/7 (114.1 Ov)

Australia: 128 & 235/10 (90.3 Ov)

Result: England won by 347 runs

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England secured a 2-0 lead in the Investec Ashes series as they completed an inevitable victory against Australia with relentless efficiency at the fag-end of the fourth day at Lord's. Australia were four balls away from taking the match into a fifth day, with England forced to take a second new ball, the extra half-hour and finally resorting to silent prayer before completing a 347-run win in the final over.

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."

England are very strongly placed with a lead of 263 but those three late wickets just dented their day and gave Australia some hope. The Australia bowlers showed superb spirit in that final spell, especially Peter Siddle, and if they can nip out a couple early in the morning they'll have hope of keeping England's lead to around 350.

Graeme Swann made the most of Australia's generosity to claim five wickets

Ian Bell became the fourth Englishman to make centuries in three consecutive Ashes Tests. Before Jack Hobbs (twice), Wally Hammond and Chris Broad in making hundreds in three successive Ashes Tests.

Last five matches:

England: W W W D D
Australia: L L L L L
Pitch Report:
There's a heatwave in the UK and the temperature will remind the Australians of home. It's also likely to produce another very dry pitch but expect more pace and bounce than Trent Bridge. Lord's tracks have often got flatter as the match has progressed.
Match Stats
1.Australia have a superb record at Lord's with 16 victories and six defeats in 36 Tests, including victories over South Africa in 1912 and Pakistan in 2010.
2. From 1953 to 1985 there were only three results in 10 Tests between England and Australia, including the Centenary Test of 1980.
3.England are aiming to win their 50th Test at Lord's. They have lost 28 and drawn 47 at HQ.
4.Matt Prior has 37 Test dismissals at Lord's, the joint-most with Alec Stewart and Godfrey Evans.
5.Steve Waugh, who scored 231 runs in four Tests at Lord's, including a century, will ring the bell before the start of play on day one.
Match Squads:

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