Although England are 2-0 up in The Ashes, there have been many occasions during the series when the hosts have been under the pump. However, unlike Australia who have allowed the Englishmen to get away numerous times, Alastair Cook’s men have fought back from tough situations and have reversed the pressure on the Aussies.
England wrapped up a comprehensive win of 347 runs in the Second Ashes Test at Lord’s. The hosts are now 2-0 up in the 5-match Test Series. Asked to chase an improbable target of 583, Australia was shot out for 235.
England is very much in the driver’s seat in the Lord’s Test after just two days of cricket. The hosts may be three down for 31 in their second innings but they are already ahead by 264 runs on a pitch that is extremely dry because of the hot weather.
As Australia and England battle it out in the middle in the second Ashes Test at the mecca of cricket, Lord’s, we look back at some high-quality clashes between the two sides at the venue in recent years.