An eventful second Ashes Test at Lord’s ended in a draw after Australia were restricted to 154/6 while chasing 267 on Sunday. Australia in their second innings lost three quick wickets but Marnus Labuschagne who replaced Steve Smith after he suffered a concussion in the first innings and Travis Head steadied the ship for the visitors.
The two complied 85 runs for the fourth wicket before Labuschagne was out for 59. Head remained unbeaten at 42. Australia still lead the five-match series 1-0. Earlier, England after batting first scored 258 while the Tim Paine-led side managed to put 250 on the board, courtesy 92 from Smith. Later, England rode on Ben Stokes ton to take a 266-run lead.
England stealing the fielding set up I regularly used on ‘Brian Lara Cricket’ today! ???? #Ashes2019 pic.twitter.com/3SX2yi1VRt— Simon Major (@simonmajor14) August 18, 2019
Most successive Tests without a draw in a country— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) August 18, 2019
25 Sri Lanka (2014-19) *
20 England (2016-19) – streak ended today
19 South Africa (2016-19) *
19 Zimbabwe (2004-2018)
17 South Africa (2006-09)#Ashes2019
There’s absolutely no substitute for good quality test cricket. Period. #Ashes #Ashes2019— RK (@RK_sports) August 18, 2019
How can you not love Test cricket #Ashes2019 pic.twitter.com/nAnX3MYeMh— Mark Sampson (@Mark_Sampson) August 18, 2019
The two sides will now move to Leeds for the third Test scheduled to begin from August 22.