England 278/4 at end of Day 2 after Australia scores 416

Z Crawley missed well deserved century by 2 runs (Image Credit:- Twitter)

England were 278/4 in reply to Australia’s 416 at the end of Day 2 of the second Ashes test. Ben Stokes (17* runs from 57 balls) and Harry Brook (45* runs from 51 balls) were at the crease.

Resuming overnight score of 339/5 Australia bowled out for 416. Steven Smith (110 runs from 184 balls) scored his 32nd test century. Alex Carrey (22 runs from 43 balls) and Pat Cummins (22* runs from 33 balls) are the other main scorers for them on Day 2.

S Smith scored 32nd Test century (Image Credit:- Twitter)

Josh Tongue (3/98 in 22 overs) , Robinson (3/100 in 24.4 overs) , J Root (2/19 in 8 overs) , J Anderson (1/53 in 20 overs) and S Broad (1/99 in 23 overs) are the wicket takers for England.

England openers Zak Crawley (48 runs from 48 balls) and Ben Duckett (98 runs from 134 balls) gives England a strong start by scoring 91 runs for the first wicket. A Carrey excellent stumping off N Lyon broke the partnership by dismissing Zak Crawley.

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Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope (42 runs from 63 balls) put together another good partnership for the second wicket by scoring 97 runs. Australia then push England back by picking 3 quick wickets. From 188/1 they went down to 222/4.

B Stokes and H Brook put together unbroken 56 runs for the fifth wicket so far to carry England to 278/4 at end of Day 2. H Brook is lucky that he was dropped on 25 by Marnus Labuchagne.

Ben Duckett missed the well deserved century by just 2 runs. J Hazlewood dismissed him on 98. M Starc dismissed J Root cheaply for 10.

N Lyon (1/35 in 13 overs) , C Green (1/43 in 7 overs) , J Hazlewood (1/63 in 11 overs) and M Starc (1/75 in 12 overs) are the wicket takers for Australia.

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