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
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.
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