England v Australia 2nd Test latest: England bowled out for 258 after Bairstow & Wokes fight back at Lord's

Australia celebrate a wicket at Lord's during the second Ashes test
Australia celebrate a wicket at Lord's during the second Ashes test

England v Australia second Test scorecard - England lead by 228 runs


England 1st inns: 258 all out (Burns 53, Bairstow 52; Hazlewood 3-58, CUmmins 3-61, Lyon 3-68)

Australia 1st Inns: 30-1 (Khawaja 18; Broad 1-13)


Jofra Archer offered a tantalising glimpse of his Ashes potential as England attempted to bowl their way back into the second Test having been dismissed for 258 at Lord's.

After a washout on day one, visiting captain Tim Paine made the brave call to field first in what appeared welcoming batting conditions, the first Australian captain to insert the opposition since February 2016.

The gamble largely paid off, England's innings subsiding shortly before 6pm, but battling knocks from Rory Burns (53) and Jonny Bairstow (52) provided a foothold in the game.

Stuart Broad removed David Warner with a beauty as the tourists reached 30 for one at stumps, but Archer, England's most eagerly anticipated debutant since Kevin Pietersen, turned in a compelling six-over cameo that hinted at plenty more to come.

He was wicketless at the close but generated a tangible electricity at the same ground where his super over helped England win the World Cup just a month ago.

His second ball in Test cricket almost flattened Cameron Bancroft's off stump, his third topped 90mph and his 10th appeared to claim an edge that went unnoticed by everyone on the field.

The buzz around the 24-year-old masked a good day for Australia, for whom the recalled Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins took three wickets each as they preyed on a fragile top six.

The day's play was dedicated to the Ruth Strauss Foundation, with the stands a sea of red and both teams honouring former England captain Andrew Strauss' late wife by donning commemorative caps and shirts. A total of £382,462 was raised.

Strauss sons rang the five-minute bell and collected the mementos from the players but the sense of bonhomie and collaboration was quickly replaced by a typically hard-fought day of Ashes cricket.

After Burns blocked out a maiden to start it was Hazlewood versus Jason Roy - a brief, one-sided contest. Roy slashed at his first delivery, played and missed at his second, then nicked one might have left alone entirely.

Having landed the first blow Hazlewood followed up with three successive maidens before taking out key man Joe Root. Bowling full and challenging the stumps he seamed one back in, thumped Root on the knee roll and trapped him in front of leg for 14.

Resetting the innings was not a simple task for Burns, dropped on 16 when Usman Kahwaja misjudged at gully, or for Joe Denly, who was clattered on the side of the helmet by a wicked Hazlewood bouncer. But between them the pair dug deep, blunted the bowlers and chiselled out 50 runs before lunch.

Denly and Burns went, bringing together Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, batting together at Lord's for the first time since their decisive partnership in the World Cup final. There would be no heroics from either man this time, Buttler feeling indecisively at Siddle to feed Paine the simplest of catches before Stokes fell lbw sweeping Lyon.

At 138 for six, England were in trouble but found a willing pairing in Bairstow and Chris Woakes, who put on a stoic 72.

Australia had a rethink after tea and came back out with a merciless plan to bomb England with short stuff. Like Denly before him Woakes took a hefty blow to the helmet after ducking into a Cummins bumper, requiring a lengthy concussion assessment in the middle.

He was cleared to continue but was lasted only a few more moments, another rib-tickling delivery brushing the glove on its way through. The barrage continued to debutant Jofra Archer, who pleased the crowd with a flamboyant cut for four before edging another short one to gully.

Lyon finished things up, bowling Stuart Broad with a beauty before Bairstow's holed out looking for quick runs.

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