Australia survives on the final day of the Lord’s Test of Ashes 2019
The 2nd Test match of the Ashes 2019 was drawn. In this Test match, six sessions washed-out due to rain.
Australia survived on the final day while chasing 267 runs in the 2nd innings.
On day-5, Ben Stokes scored a brilliant hundred. Ben Stokes scored 115 runs in 165 balls. At the end of day-4, England was not in a good position. On day-5, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler build a good partnership of 90 runs.
After Buttler’s wickets, Stokes builds another good partnership, with Jonny Bairstow. After the completion of 71st over, Joe Root declared the innings. England gave the target of 267 runs to Australia.
Australia did not start well. Australia lost their three wickets within 15 overs. Marnus Labuschagne who replaced Steven Smith on the final day of the Lord’s Test builds a good partnership of 85 runs with Travis Head. Marnus Labuschagne replaced Steve Smith as test cricket’s first substitute. Jack Leach took Marnus Labuschagne scored 59 runs. Travis scored not out 42 runs.
In the 2nd innings, Australia scored 154 runs by losing 6 wickets. Australia survived on the final day and protect their lead of 1-0 in the series. Since 1997, this is the first drawn Ashes Test match at Lord’s. The 3rd Test match of the series is on August 22 at Leeds.
Player of the day: Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes is the player of the final day of Lord’s Test match. Stokes scored a brilliant century of 115* runs. England was not in a good position when he came down to bat in the 2nd innings.
One month ago, he played a match-winning inning in CWC 2019 final and now he played a brilliant inning in Test cricket on the same ground (Lord’s, London).