Ashes 2013: England v Australia 2nd Test – LIVE! - Live coverage - The Independent

Ashes 2013: England v Australia 2nd Test – LIVE!


Welcome to The Independent's coverage of the second Test between England and Australia at Lord's.

by Charles Reynolds on Jul 20, 2013 at 11:20 PM

We want to hear what you think. To do that, use the 'Make a comment' button below and we'll post the best ones. 
  • DAY IN BRIEF:

    • AUSTRALIA 235 ALL OUT

      ENGLAND WIN BY 347 RUNS

      ENGLAND TAKE 2-0 SERIES LEAD

    Who is your man of the match? Take our poll by clicking here

    Teams:
    England - Cook, Root, Trott, Pietersen, Bell, Bairstow, Prior, Bresnan, Broad, Swann, Anderson

    Australia - Rogers, Watson, Khawaja, Clarke, Smith, Hughes, Haddin, Agar, Siddle, Pattinson, Harris 
    7/20/2013 11:23:01 PM
  • Australia 146/6 (Haddin 0, Agar 8)
    Agar off the mark edging through a gap in the slips for four and he adds four more, cutting away strongly for another boundary off the last ball of the over.
    7/21/2013 3:07:36 PM
  • Australia 146/6 (Haddin 0, Agar 8)
    Maiden from Root to 'Braddin'
    7/21/2013 3:10:50 PM
  • REVIEW! Bresnan thinks he's got Agar caught behind.
    7/21/2013 3:13:08 PM
  • WICKET! Agar c Prior b Bresnan - 16
    Another DRS controversy... No mark on Hotspot there but the decision is overturned by the third umpire anyway. To be fair there was a massive noise.
    7/21/2013 3:14:44 PM
  • Australia 154/7 (Haddin 0, Siddle 0)
    Agar smacked Bresnan for two consecutive fours at the start of the over but the bowler gets the last laugh, with a little help from another contentious third umpire call.
    7/21/2013 3:18:44 PM
  • Swann back into the attack..
    7/21/2013 3:25:12 PM
  • Australia 158/7 (Haddin 4, Siddle 1)
    Good first over back from Swann, just a single to Siddle who top edges a sweep but it lands safely.
    7/21/2013 3:28:07 PM
  • Australia 158/7 (Haddin 4, Siddle 1)
    Maiden from Bresnan to Siddle who nearly pops one up to cover first ball but just about survives.
    7/21/2013 3:32:18 PM
  • Australia 159/7 (Haddin 5, Siddle 1)
    Just a single to Haddin from one that squirts off his outside edge.
    7/21/2013 3:33:43 PM
  • Australia 160/7 (Haddin 6, Siddle 1)
    Broad into the attack to replace Bresnan and it's fairly uneventful after Haddin picks up a single from the first ball as Siddle sees the rest off without scoring.
    7/21/2013 3:38:38 PM
  • WICKET! Haddin LBW Swann - 7
    Oh dear Braddin. He pads up to one from Swann thinking it's outside the line of leg stump but he's struck in line and is LBW.
    7/21/2013 3:41:54 PM
  • DROPPED CATCH! Root does something wrong... He shells one at slip from Broad.
    7/21/2013 3:46:17 PM
  • Australia 165/8 (Siddle 4, Pattinson 1)
    Just a couple of singles for each batsman from Swann's over. England still two wickets away.
    7/21/2013 3:51:54 PM
  • Australia 168/8 (Siddle 4, Pattinson 4)
    Pattinson picks up three from the last ball of Broad's over to spoil the maiden.
    7/21/2013 3:56:31 PM
  • Australia 171/8 (Siddle 4, Pattinson 7)
    Another three from the over from Pattinson, this time in two separate instalments as Australia keepr England at bay for another over.
    7/21/2013 4:00:05 PM

  • Caroline squashniacki, Juan martin del pesto...malcolm reidJul 21, 2013 at 5:06 PM
    Some more excellent food sports stars...
    7/21/2013 4:07:22 PM
  • Australia 174/8 (Siddle 7, Pattinson 7)
    Siddle sweeps Swann and again gets a top edge, but it lands safely and Australia pick up three from the over.
    7/21/2013 4:08:32 PM
  • REVIEW! Siddle struck outside the line playing no shot. Umpire said no.
    7/21/2013 4:13:20 PM
  • NOT OUT - It was just clipping off stump, but the umpires original call remains.
    7/21/2013 4:14:27 PM
  • Australia 174/8 (Siddle 7, Pattinson 7)
    Siddle survives a couple of big LBW shouts from Broad's over which is a maiden. 
    7/21/2013 4:15:21 PM
  • Australia 181/8 (Siddle 8, Pattinson 12)
    These two continue to frustrate England's bowlers who not for the first time in this series have found the lower order harder to remove than the top order.
    7/21/2013 4:21:58 PM
  • DROPPED CATCH! Anderson spills a difficult edge from Pattinson at slip.
    7/21/2013 4:24:03 PM
  • Australia 188/8 (Siddle 15, Pattinson 13)
    Siddle picks up a boundary, coming down the track to Swann and hitting him down the ground.
    7/21/2013 4:25:57 PM

  • Ashton Agar trudges off 
    by Charles Reynolds on Jul 21, 2013 at 4:26 PM


    7/21/2013 4:27:13 PM

  • Pea Westwood, David auberginola, Greg courgetski...scott maclennanJul 21, 2013 at 5:27 PM
    Greg Courgetski could be my new favourite food sportsman...
    7/21/2013 4:28:21 PM
  • Australia 190/8 (Siddle 16, Pattinson 14)
    Anderson into the attack to replace Broad but he still can't prise the pair out. Two runs from the over.
    7/21/2013 4:29:38 PM
  • Australia 191/8 (Siddle 17, Pattinson 14)
    A maiden from Swann and then just a single from Anderson's over. These two are frustrating England's bowlers.
    7/21/2013 4:36:06 PM

  • England appeal unsuccessfully for the wicket of Peter Siddle
    by Charles Reynolds on Jul 21, 2013 at 4:39 PM


    7/21/2013 4:39:35 PM
  • WICKET! Siddle b Anderson - 18
    Got him! Anderson gets Siddle with the inswinger and England are on the verge of victory now.
    7/21/2013 4:39:57 PM
  • Australia 192/9 (Pattinson 14, Harris 0)
    Anderson with the breakthrough finally and England are one away.
    7/21/2013 4:44:03 PM
  • Australia 200/9 (Pattinson 20, Harris 2)
    The 200 comes up for Australia, to slightly ironic cheers from some of the crowd. Four overs left in the day, but there is the option of an extra half an hour of play to finish things tonight.
    7/21/2013 4:52:34 PM

  • Pattinson is dropped by Anderson 
    by Charles Reynolds on Jul 21, 2013 at 4:53 PM


    7/21/2013 4:54:09 PM
  • Australia 205/9 (Pattinson 21, Harris 6)
    Harris picks up a four from Swann with the faintest tickle that flies between the keeper and first slip. Frustrating for the bowler.
    7/21/2013 4:55:33 PM
  • NEW BALL TAKEN
    7/21/2013 4:55:47 PM
  • Australia 208/9 (Pattinson 21, Harris 8)
    No immediate joy for England with the new conker, Anderson moving one past Harris' outside edge expertly.
    7/21/2013 4:59:53 PM
  • Australia 220/9 (Pattinson 29, Harris 8)
    Broad bowls from the other end with the new ball, but it's an expensive over, Pattinson's four flicked off his pads is the highlight.
    7/21/2013 5:06:18 PM

  • Anderson celebrates bowling Peter Siddle 
    by Charles Reynolds on Jul 21, 2013 at 5:08 PM


    7/21/2013 5:08:53 PM
  • England have taken the extra half an hour
    7/21/2013 5:11:14 PM
  • Who is your man of the match? Take our poll by clicking here
    7/21/2013 5:11:59 PM
  • Australia 230/9 (Pattinson 33, Harris 13)
    Australia love a last-wicket partnership and this innings is no exception. These two have now made 38.
    7/21/2013 5:15:33 PM
  • Australia 230/9 (Pattinson 33, Harris 13)
    Brezzo into the attack and it's a maiden.
    7/21/2013 5:19:59 PM
  • Australia 231/9 (Pattinson 34, Harris 13)
    Just one from Broad's over as this resistance continues. Surely this pair don't really want to come back again tomorrow morning do they? Pattinson though showing he is a fine batsman.
    7/21/2013 5:27:30 PM
  • Australia 231/9 (Pattinson 34, Harris 13)
    Bresnan reliably trundles in and bowls a maiden.
    7/21/2013 5:28:17 PM
  • Australia 231/9 (Pattinson 34, Harris 13)
    The last stand goes on as Broad bowls a maiden this time. 
    7/21/2013 5:33:17 PM
  • Australia 231/9 (Pattinson 34, Harris 13)
    Swann comes into the attack as a last throw of the dice but he too has no joy. It's a maiden. WHY AREN'T ALL THE FIELDERS ROUND THE BAT?? Two overs left today.
    7/21/2013 5:36:33 PM
  • Australia 235/9 (Pattinson 35, Harris 16)
    Australia's pair survive again and there is now just one over left today.
    7/21/2013 5:41:53 PM
  • WICKET! Pattinson LBW Swann - 35
    GOT HIM! In the last over! Phew. Pattinson trapped on the crease plumb in front.
    7/21/2013 5:42:49 PM
  • AUSTRALIA 235 ALL OUT

    ENGLAND WIN BY 347 RUNS

    ENGLAND TAKE 2-0 SERIES LEAD
    7/21/2013 5:44:57 PM

  • The moment of victory 
    by Charles Reynolds on Jul 21, 2013 at 6:03 PM


    7/21/2013 6:03:44 PM
  • You can see the best photos from today's play by clicking here
    7/21/2013 6:11:55 PM
  • JOE ROOT MAN OF THE MATCH
    7/21/2013 6:15:55 PM
  • That's all from us for this Test - I hope you can join me in ten days time at Old Trafford where England will be looking to wrap up the series.
    7/21/2013 6:16:40 PM
Powered by ScribbleLive Content Marketing Software Platform
Latest stories from i100
Career Services
A
Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 15 May 2015