England vs Australia
Thanks once again for joining us at Lord's for this interactive commentary. Australia, needing to win the remaining three Tests of the series to regain the Ashes, have plenty of problems to resolve before next week's third Test at Old Trafford but England can now look forward to a happy period of relaxation and reflection secure in the knowledge of a great job well done. Until Manchester, goodbye!
Swanny has the last word...
Man of the match Joe Root.
The post-Test thoughts of captains Clarke and Cook.
Mikey and Nass reflect on the impressive margin of England's victory.
A great game behind them - Cook and Root begin to reflect on England's 347-run win.
Expected outcome I'm afraid but time for a calm approach by all, we have near on our best players over here, patience & hard work required!
I LOVE THIS GAME!!!
Australia proved in the first Test that they can push England but they’ve now got to prove that game wasn’t just a one-off, a fluke. Australia need this next 10 days off to regroup. Shane will hate this because it’s very Australian but perhaps they need to say ‘we’ve now lost four in a row, let’s just get a draw. Let’s stop the rot right now’.”
The third Test does not begin for over a week and Nass reckons that might work in Australia's favour after such a crushing defeat...
Over to Straussy, who reckons a clean sweep could well be on the cards for England…
I think they’ve got a very good chance. Australia have got double problems – individual lack of confidence and collective lack of confidence. They are not used to winning – they’ve lost a lot of games – and their batsmen in particular are out of form. So it’s going to be hard way back for Australia.”
The margin of victory is huge. England have deservedly won. Lots of people have been saying that they should have enforced the follow on and I was in that camp as well because I believe that when you are on top of someone you crush them and move on. But England knew that they would win this Test match whichever direction they went in, because in my opinion they are a far superior team to Australia.”
The moment of victory - Swann traps Pattinson lbw and England win the second Test by 347 runs. #Ashes
It’s fair to say that most (if not everyone) didn’t fancy coming back on Monday, so Graeme Swann is even more popular than normal… Over to Swanny:“I think it’s the first time that 29,000 people and the entire press box were on the England side, to be honest! I reckon it’s the first time in 17 years of first-class cricket that the extra half-hour has ever got a wicket – I’ve never known it to happen before but I’m so glad it happened today.”
Tired is an understatement but what a feeling to win at Lords! Great effort from the lads! All there is to say is #5pmsomewhereintheworld
Root: “I’ve loved every minute of it and it’s great to get a win. To get a hundred against Aus is something you always want to do as a kid.”
As were English we find it hard to say this... But we were awesome this week!! Lads stood up after being 28-3 first morning!!
Joe Root is confirmed as Man of the Match for this second #Ashes Test.
Alastair Cook: “A few of the boys were keen [to finish the Test today]! We thought we’d create the chances and we just about got there.”
What a fantastic Test match win!! Was very hard work today that's why they don't call it Easy cricket! Good scrap.
Clarke: “We’ll continue to work hard in the nets & try to get it right for Manchester. We have to win the last 3 Tests to win this series.”
- 18th - 22nd Jul 2013
- England won the toss and elected to bat.
- H D P K Dharmasena, M Erasmus
- TV Umpire
- A L Hill
- Match Referee
- R S Madugalle
- Reserve Umpire
- R T Robinson
australia BATTING CARD
|S.R. Watson||lbw Anderson||20|
|C.J.L. Rogers||b Swann||6|
|U.T. Khawaja||c Anderson b Root||54|
|P.J. Hughes||lbw Swann||1|
|M.J. Clarke||c Cook b Root||51|
|S.P.D. Smith||c Prior b Bresnan||1|
|A.C. Agar||c Prior b Bresnan||16|
|P.M. Siddle||b Anderson||18|
|J.L. Pattinson||lbw Swann||35|
|R.J. Harris||Not out||16|
|Extras||1w, 4b, 5lb||10|
|Total||All Out, 90.3 Overs||235|