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.
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.