Sunday, 21 July 2013

The Ashes - 2nd Test - Days 3&4 Lords

Call me lazy, I'm going to quickly summarise Days 3 and 4 of the 2nd Test. England stuffed Australia out of sight. England batted throughout Day 3, resuming on 31-3, Joe Root went on to score 180 in the 2nd innings, England declared on 349-7, a lead of 582, with Australia needing to bat for almost the entirety of 6 sessions to get a draw, let alone the victory. England ripped through them, the Aussie's batting letting them down again, bowling them out for 231, giving England the victory by 347. Again there was some DRS controversy. Agar was unlucky to be given out for an edge behind with no visible hotspot shown on the replay. Smith caught Bell at Gully and appeared to get both his hands underneath the ball but the 3rd umpire gave it not out. I almost felt sorry for the Australians, they certainly havent been getting the rub of the green in the first two tests.

Day Three Highlights:

Day 4 Highlights: