2nd Test, Lord's, London

England vs Australia

England 4th Inn:103/10 (37)

Mark Wood* 2 (10);
Nathan Lyon* 9-3-27-2; Josh Hazlewood 8-2-20-2;

Last bat: James Anderson

Result: Australia won by 405 runs.

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England 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Adam Lyth c P Nevill & b M Starc 7 16 1 0 43.75
Alastair Cook(c) c P Nevill & b Johnson 11 31 2 0 35.48
Gary Ballance c P Nevill & b M Marsh 14 33 2 0 42.42
Ian Bell c (sub)S Marsh & b N Lyon 11 50 2 0 22
Joe Root b J Hazlewood 17 44 2 0 38.64
Ben Stokes runout (Johnson) 0 3 0 0 0
Jos Buttler(wk) c P Nevill & b Johnson 11 9 2 0 122.22
Moeen Ali c (sub)S Marsh & b Johnson 0 4 0 0 0
Stuart Broad c Voges & b N Lyon 25 17 4 1 147.06
Mark Wood not out 2 10 0 0 20
James Anderson b J Hazlewood 0 5 0 0 0
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 1, w - 0, nb - 0)5
Total(103 all out in 37 overs)103 (2.78 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/12 (Adam Lyth, 4.3 ov.) 2/23 (Alastair Cook, 8.4 ov.) 3/42 (Gary Ballance, 16.1 ov.)
4/48 (Ian Bell, 25.3 ov.) 5/52 (Ben Stokes, 26.2 ov.) 6/64 (Jos Buttler, 28.1 ov.)
7/64 (Moeen Ali, 28.5 ov.) 8/101 (Stuart Broad, 33.6 ov.) 9/101 (Joe Root, 34.3 ov.)
10/103 (James Anderson, 36.6 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mitchell Starc 7 3 16 1 2.29  
Josh Hazlewood 8 2 20 2 2.5  
Mitchell Johnson 10 3 27 3 2.7  
Mitchell Marsh 3 2 8 1 2.67  
Nathan Lyon 9 3 27 2 3  
               

Australia 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Chris Rogers retired hurt 49 77 6 0 63.64
David Warner c Cook & b M Ali 83 116 12 0 71.55
Steven Smith b M Ali 58 48 9 0 120.83
Michael Clarke(c) not out 32 34 3 0 94.12
Mitchell Marsh not out 27 19 1 2 142.11
Adam Voges dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Peter Nevill(wk) dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Mitchell Johnson dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Mitchell Starc dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Josh Hazlewood dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nathan Lyon dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 0, lb - 5, w - 0, nb - 0)5
Total(254 for 2 in 49 overs)254 (5.18 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/165 (David Warner, 36.2 ov.) 2/210 (Steven Smith, 42.5 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
James Anderson 7 0 38 0 5.43  
Stuart Broad 8 2 42 0 5.25  
Moeen Ali 16 0 78 2 4.88  
Mark Wood 10 3 39 0 3.9  
Ben Stokes 3 0 20 0 6.67  
Joe Root 5 0 32 0 6.4  
               

England 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Adam Lyth c P Nevill & b M Starc 0 2 0 0 0
Alastair Cook(c) b M Marsh 96 233 13 0 41.2
Gary Ballance b Johnson 23 31 4 0 74.19
Ian Bell b J Hazlewood 1 2 0 0 50
Joe Root c P Nevill & b Johnson 1 4 0 0 25
Ben Stokes b M Marsh 87 128 13 1 67.97
Jos Buttler(wk) c P Nevill & b N Lyon 13 26 3 0 50
Moeen Ali lbw J Hazlewood 39 57 5 1 68.42
Stuart Broad c (sub)S Marsh & b Johnson 21 45 1 0 46.67
Mark Wood b J Hazlewood 4 7 1 0 57.14
James Anderson not out 6 7 1 0 85.71
             
Extras(b - 12, lb - 8, w - 0, nb - 1)21
Total(312 all out in 90.1 overs)312 (3.46 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/0 (Adam Lyth, 0.2 ov.) 2/28 (Gary Ballance, 8.3 ov.) 3/29 (Ian Bell, 9.1 ov.)
4/30 (Joe Root, 10.3 ov.) 5/175 (Ben Stokes, 54.1 ov.) 6/210 (Jos Buttler, 65.1 ov.)
7/266 (Alastair Cook, 78.2 ov.) 8/294 (Moeen Ali, 85.4 ov.) 9/306 (Mark Wood, 87.5 ov.)
10/312 (Stuart Broad, 90.1 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Mitchell Starc 22 1 86 1 3.91  
Josh Hazlewood 22 2 68 3 3.09  
Mitchell Johnson 20.1 8 53 3 2.63  
Nathan Lyon 16 1 53 1 3.31  
Mitchell Marsh 8 3 23 2 2.88  
Steven Smith 2 0 9 0 4.5  
               

Australia 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Chris Rogers b Broad 173 300 28 0 57.67
David Warner c J Anderson & b M Ali 38 42 7 0 90.48
Steven Smith lbw J Root 215 346 25 1 62.14
Michael Clarke(c) c Ballance & b Mark Wood 7 32 0 0 21.88
Adam Voges c J Buttler & b Broad 25 47 5 0 53.19
Mitchell Marsh b Broad 12 15 2 0 80
Peter Nevill(wk) c M Ali & b J Root 45 59 5 0 76.27
Mitchell Johnson c J Anderson & b Broad 15 33 2 0 45.45
Mitchell Starc not out 12 21 0 1 57.14
Josh Hazlewood dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
Nathan Lyon dnb 0 0 0 0 0.00
             
Extras(b - 8, lb - 14, w - 1, nb - 1)24
Total(566 for 8 in 149 overs)566 (3.8 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/78 (David Warner, 14.6 ov.) 2/362 (Chris Rogers, 95.4 ov.) 3/383 (Michael Clarke, 106.5 ov.)
4/426 (Adam Voges, 119.3 ov.) 5/442 (Mitchell Marsh, 123.3 ov.) 6/533 (Steven Smith, 139.4 ov.)
7/536 (Peter Nevill, 141.3 ov.) 8/566 (Mitchell Johnson, 148.6 ov.)  
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
James Anderson 26 4 99 0 3.81 (1w)
Stuart Broad 27 5 83 4 3.07  
Mark Wood 28 7 92 1 3.29  
Moeen Ali 36 4 138 1 3.83  
Ben Stokes 19 2 77 0 4.05  
Joe Root 12 0 55 2 4.58  
Adam Lyth 1 1 0 0 0  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
4

Anderson to Chris Rogers, FOUR, edged and over third slip! Chris Rogers is off the mark with a scratchy shot. Full and outside off, Chris Rogers went for the drive and got a healthy edge, Root at third slip tried to take an overhead catch but the ball went flying over his hands. Didn't even get a finger on it

4

Anderson to Chris Rogers, FOUR, nothing streaky about that. Lovely drive. Controlled too. Head over the ball, the feet moved in line and the bat came through to meet it, sends it wide of mid-off and the ball raced away. The balance was spot on that time when Chris Rogers played that

4

Anderson to Chris Rogers, FOUR, good short delivery and Chris Rogers played that pretty well. Even though he was on the hop and fending out a little, he played that down and in the gap between third slip and gully. Once it went into the gap it was four to the vacant third man fence

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, nicely punched by Chris Rogers. It was angling back in, Chris Rogers got forward and timed it past Moeen Ali at short mid-on

4

Wood to Warner, FOUR, fraction short on the stumps, Warner is onto it in a flash and rockets a pull through mid-wicket. Rocked back and then put it away

4

Wood to Warner, FOUR, smashed by Warner. Bit of width outside off, Warner stays on the crease and thumps a fierce cut through cover-point

4

Wood to Warner, FOUR, full and on the stumps, clipped wide of the short straight mid-on, this time the front foot didn't get in the way and the bat came down straight. Nice timing and raced away

4

Anderson to Chris Rogers, byes, FOUR, the inswinger goes wrong and Buttler had no chance diving to his right. Well down leg and called four byes. Buttler didn't like the umpire's call. He wanted it to be signalled wides

4

Anderson to Chris Rogers, FOUR, what timing from Chris Rogers. Flicked off the hips and the ball is racing across the turf, Mark Wood sprints a long way from fine leg and dives to try and stop it. The ball deflects off his elbow and hits the ad-cushions. The timing was pristine that time from Chris Rogers

4

Wood to Warner, FOUR, stand and deliver. On top of the bounce. It was a back of a length delivery outside off, Warner took a step forward and crunched it on the rise through cover. In the gap and four. Nonchalant and disdainful from Warner

4

Wood to Warner, FOUR, forward defence for four! Nothing more than that and it's four through cover. Again Warner showing off his timing and skill. Stands there and just defends off the front foot. The ball pings off the middle of the bat and races away. Warner held the pose after playing that. Bit of aggro from the muscular Warner

4

Anderson to Chris Rogers, FOUR, full outside off, Anderson looking for the swing but overpitches and Chris Rogers leans into a square drive, opens the face of the bat and gets it wide of point, the ball skims away into the fence

4

Ali to Warner, FOUR, first ball from Ali and Warner is on him in a flash. Full toss on the stumps, heaved away over mid-wicket. Saw that early and put it away

4

Ali to Warner, FOUR, that is more of a slog but Warner gets four again. Takes a step forward and swipes across the line, bit of a thick inside edge and it runs away through mid-wicket. Warner looking to be positive and take the game on against Ali early on

W

Ali to Warner, out Caught by J Anderson!! Warner gifts his wicket away. 'It is a disappointing dismissal David' says Ricky Ponting on air. He is right. There was no need to play that shot. He had already dominated Ali and looks for the big hit again. Ali does him in flight, dropping the ball short of the advancing Warner who skews the loft towards mid-off. Anderson backtracks from mid-off and holds onto a good catch. He made it look simple but that's how good Anderson is as a fielder. The complete athlete. Replays show that Warner got it off the outside half of the bat. Warner c J Anderson b Ali 38(42) [4s-7]

4

Ali to S Smith, FOUR, fabulous from Smith. Comes down the track and then drives through cover. Took it on the half-volley and put it away. All along the carpet. Sweet from Smith

4

Ali to S Smith, FOUR, Smith drives through Ali's hands. Gets four. Skips out and takes it on the full, a firm drive and straight through 's hands. That should've been stopped

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, fifty for Rogers, his 13th in Tests and the 8th in his last 9 innings. Width on offer from , the length was on the shorter side as well. Rogers gets on top of the bounce and cracks it square on the off-side, races away to the fence for a boundary

4

Anderson to S Smith, FOUR, Smith rivals Rogers with another cracking square-cut! Width on offer from Anderson, Smith stands tall and punches it square past point, no need to run for those

4

Anderson to S Smith, FOUR, lovely shot, back of a length and well outside off, Smith gets on top of the bounce and cracks it to the right of backward point, beats the diving fielder and races away to the fence

4

Root to Chris Rogers, FOUR, nicely played by Rogers, flighted delivery and wider outside off, Rogers gets forward with an open face, finds the gap past point and races away to the fence in a hurry

4

Ali to Chris Rogers, FOUR, lovely shot, drops one short and well outside off, Rogers waits on it and cuts it late, beats short third man and races away to the fence

4

to S Smith, FOUR, nicely played by Smith, this was full and wide from , almost the half-volley length, Smith plays with an open face and slices it behind backward point for a boundary

4

Root to Chris Rogers, FOUR, this is excellent cricket from Rogers, Root dropped one short and ust outside off, Rogers waits on it, uses the pace on the ball and cuts it behind point for a boundary

4

to S Smith, FOUR, has his wish, but unfortunately for him the outside edge doesn't go to hand. Full and well outside off stump, Smith goes for the cover-drive, gets a thick edge, second slip dives to his right but it was well wide of him

4

Wood to Chris Rogers, FOUR, square-driven and it's in the gap as well. Full and wide outside off stump, Rogers reaches out, bends his knees and sends it to the right of backward point, Stokes had no chance though

OT

Wood to S Smith, 1 run, 12th Test fifty for Smith and he raises his bat to the crowd and the dressing room. Short of a length delivery on the leg stump, Smith works it behind square on the on-side to get to the milestone

D

to S Smith, no run, edgedddd, did that carry? Looked like Bell got up a bit too early. Oh that's a dropped catch. Full and outside off stump, Smith goes for the drive, once again plays away from the body, gets a thick edge, Bell was the man at second slip, it just about carried to him but he couldn't hold on. throws his head back in disappointment. How costly is that going to be?

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, poor ball, short and way outside off stump, Rogers reaches out for the cut shot, sends it to the left of the fielder at backward point to pick up a boundary. 100 partnership comes up with that hit

4

Wood to Chris Rogers, FOUR, punched off the back foot, he let the short of length delivery to come, played it late but hit it from the middle of the bat, the ball rolls through cover-point and the fast outfield takes it to the boundary

4

Ali to Chris Rogers, FOUR, another late cut and this time from Rogers. The track is slow and again dragged it short, this allowed Rogers to go back in the crease and late cut it for a boundary

4

Ali to S Smith, FOUR, lovely shot from Smith. He uses the feet to this tossed up delivery and drives it back down the pitch for a boundary. Dismissive from Smith

4

to S Smith, FOUR, too straight from . Smith shuffles across towards the off-stump and flicks it past mid-on for a boundary. It again went down the slope and that meant the ball travelled quickly

4

Ali to Chris Rogers, FOUR, this was dragged down by Ali. Rogers stays back in the crease and late cuts it to third man for another boundary

4

Ali to Chris Rogers, FOUR, short delivery from , Rogers stays back in the crease and punches it past extra cover for a boundary. Root gives the chase but didn't put in the dive

6

Root to S Smith, SIX, from round the wicket, Root tossed up this delivery, Smith ust uses his feet and lofts it straight down the ground for a six. Lovely extension of arms from Smith there

4

Anderson to S Smith, FOUR, Smith has essayed his 10th century. It was a long hop, Smith ust takes it from the off-stump and pulls it in front of square on the on-side for a boundary. He takes off his helmet and raises his bat to acknowledge the crowd and the dressing room

4

Anderson to Chris Rogers, FOUR, Rogers has composed his fifth hundred. Fuller and outside off, Rogers drives it through mid-on and collects another boundary. Rogers can relax now as he has missed out on the three-figure mark on many occasions. Rogers pumps his right fist and says yes. He also acknowledges the crowd and celebrates it with his teammate. To make it better, Clarke whistled from the balcony

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, a bit of width on offer from , Rogers punches it past the right of backward point for a boundary. Good timing by Rogers

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, very full and straying down leg, Rogers whips it away through deep mid-wicket for a boundary. It deserved the punishment and it was bowled down leg

4

Ali to S Smith, FOUR, this one was going down leg, Smith tries to work it away through fine leg, gets it onto the glove and it runs past Buttler for a boundary

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, drags his length back slightly, Rogers waits on the back foot and steers it to third man for a boundary. 200-run stand between the two

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, fuller length and nips away from Rogers, he gets opened up, as he tries to work it through the on-side, gets an outside edge, but it goes past the slip cordon for a boundary through third man. deserved more there

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, from round the wicket, bowls it too straight, Rogers tries to nurdle it through fine leg, gets an inside edge, but it scurries to the boundary boards

4

Wood to S Smith, FOUR, no bludgeoning there, just easy as you like, full and in the slot, Smith drives it through cover with soft hands, he timed that to perfection

4

Anderson to Chris Rogers, FOUR, yes! yes! yes! The expression from Rogers as he clobbers the drive through cover, full and outside off, Rogers creams the drive through cover

4

Wood to S Smith, FOUR, short and sitting up nicely for Smith, he waits for the ball to arrive, fetches it from outside off and pulls it through mid-wicket, no need to run for those

4

Anderson to S Smith, FOUR, length delivery well wide of off, Smith throws his arms at it as he slaps the cut through cover

4

Anderson to Chris Rogers, FOUR, 20th February 2014 was the last time he made a hundred, since then he was hungry to make big scores, after scoring a heap of fifties he manages to score a big ton and now converts into a mammoth one. Also his highest score in Test match cricket, he pushes and gets a thick edge through gully to this length delivery towards third man. Hugs his partner and acknowledges the support from the crowd.

OT

to S Smith, 1 run, 250 of the partnership comes up. This was angled in on the pads, Smith shuffles across and tucks it behind square on the on-side for a single. Clarke is all smiles

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, full and driving length on offer, Rogers accepts the chance and drives it wide of mid-off, sublime timing on that occasion. Wood put in a dive but failed to stop the ball

4

Anderson to Chris Rogers, FOUR, that should give him confidence, Anderson overpitches outside off and Chris Rogers plays the drive late and beats a diving Lyth from extra cover, leant on the stroke and eased it in the gap

4

Anderson to Chris Rogers, FOUR, Anderson has a wry smile on his face after getting hit for four. Full and outside off, Chris Rogers opens the face of the bat and square drives, to the right of backward point, the fielder was ust ball-watching that time

4

Anderson to S Smith, FOUR, too full from Anderson and Smith leans into the cover drive. Opened the bat face and got it in the gap through cover. Raced away

4

Anderson to S Smith, FOUR, too full from Anderson and Smith leans into a glorious on-drive. Shows the full face of the bat and beats mid-on. Terrific timing on the shot and so good to see Smith displaying the broadest of blades to put that away

4

to Chris Rogers, FOUR, Chris Rogers has driven very well. Well in control of that again as overpitches, he eases it past a diving cover, once it beat the fielder it raced away

W

to Chris Rogers, out Bowled!! Inside edge and gone. End of Chris Rogers. He walks off to a standing ovation. This was full and swung in a little, on the stumps, Chris Rogers' feet didn't move, he looked for another drive but the ball took the inside edge and then pad before falling on the stumps. A mammoth stand has been broken. Chris Rogers b 173(300) [4s-28]

4

Anderson to S Smith, FOUR, emphatic pull. Dug in short with no real pace. Around the chest area, Smith swivels and pulls to the deep backward square leg fence, almost went all the way

4

to S Smith, FOUR, 150 for Smith. His dream run continues in Tests. Gets to the landmark with a punchy on-drive. bowls it on a fuller length outside off, Smith shuffles across and then times the drive, beats mid-on easily and it races away. A raise of the bat and a shake of the hand and he gets back to business. Well appreciated by the touring Fanatics and the Lord's crowd

W

Wood to Clarke, out Caught by Ballance!! Soft, soft dismissal. Third time in three innings that Clarke has got out in a very uncharacteristic fashion. Short around off, Clarke splices the pull straight to the fielder at square leg. Ballance leaps and takes a comfortable catch. Wood can't believe his luck, has a wry smile and covers his face with his hand. Clarke didn't roll his wrists on the shot and therefore didn't keep it down. Clarke c Ballance b Wood 7(32)

4

Wood to Voges, FOUR, Voges is off the with a cracking pull. Dug in short outside off, too easy for Voges to rock back and time a pull through mid-wicket. That sat up to be hit and Voges obliged

4

to S Smith, FOUR, and when overpitches, Smith is good enough to cash in. Full and outside off, Smith thumps the drive through the off-side cordon, beats short cover on the way to the fence. Played on a bent knee and looked lovely as he essayed the stroke

OT

to Voges, no run, we have the first review of the game. For an lbw appeal - not given by Dharmasena. Cook reluctantly went for the review. He initially suggested that Voges may have got an inside edge onto the pad but then signalled for the review. No bat on HotSpot and also Snicko confirms the same. Impact umpire's call and just clipping top of off. Dharmasena's decision stays. It nipped back in and missed the inside edge of Voges, two sounds was the ball brushing both pads. It was a marginal decision and went in favour of the batsman

4

Ali to Voges, FOUR, fabulous shot from Voges. There is a short mid-wicket, mid-wicket and a mid-on but he has whipped that wide of all three. Ala VVS, tossed up from Ali and Voges used his great bottom hand to brilliant effect. A pleasing boundary

4

to Voges, FOUR, poor delivery and grimaces. Down leg, clipped to fine leg beating deep backward square who is very square

4

to Voges, FOUR, overpitched from and Voges puts him away wide of mid-off. Needed to hit the gap and Voges did so. Getting his weight forward and then crashing the drive along the carpet

4

Ali to Voges, FOUR, Ali was appealing for lbw when Voges paddled that from the middle of the bat. Voges took it from outside off and though it was pre-meditated he got it fine and beat the fielder from deep backward square

4

Ali to S Smith, FOUR, very poor delivery from Ali, half-tracker and a real one at that, Smith rocks back and pulls it through square leg, beats mid-wicket chasing. Too easy for a man in the form of his life

W

to Voges, out Caught by Buttler!! Just the start England would have hoped for. Voges has a look at the pitch and then makes the long walk back to the pavilion. It was a beauty from . He goes wide of the crease, angles it in before getting it to straighten, Voges plays for the angle, comes forward to defend, the ball kisses the outside edge and settles neatly into Buttler's gloves. Dharmasena had his finger up in a flash. Voges c Buttler b 25(47) [4s-5]

4

to M Marsh, FOUR, off the mark in style. It was nothing but a forward push from Marsh, fullish and around off, Marsh presents the straightest of bats and eases it through the vacant mid-off region, raced away to the fence

4

to M Marsh, FOUR, streaky and four, on a good length and shaping away from outside off, Marsh hangs his bat at that, gets a thick edge and the ball races away to the fence in a hurry. Frustration for

W

to M Marsh, out Bowled!! continues to pick up wickets. This stayed a touch low from , Marsh gets caught in the crease, tries to defend, hits the bottom of the bat, then onto the pad, rolls away towards the stumps and the middle-stump is pegged back. In fact, it was just a 77mph delivery but the batsman was done in by the uneven bounce there. He also rolled his fingers on the ball there. M Marsh b 12(15) [4s-2]

4

Ali to Nevill, FOUR, delicately played by Nevill. He saw the width on that and then guided it with an open face past slip. This time the chasing fielder is beaten as the ball runs away to the fence

4

Ali to S Smith, FOUR, short and wide from , Smith does well to open the face and cut it to third man for a boundary. He used the width on offer well there

4

Anderson to Nevill, FOUR, short and wide, Nevill flashes hard at it as he tries the cut shot, it was in the air, the gully fielder tries to get a hand on it, but it flies past him for a boundary

4

Ali to S Smith, FOUR, Smith brings out the slog sweep to this delivery that is bowled on middle and leg and hits it over deep mid-wicket for a boundary. The fielder at mid-wicket who was Stokes didn't pick up the ball at all

4

Anderson to S Smith, FOUR, good length delivery and outside off, Smith stays back in the crease on a slow wicket and steers it to third man for a boundary. Remember there is no third man in place

4

Anderson to Nevill, leg byes, FOUR, straying down leg, Nevill tries to flick, misses, it hits him on the pad, and scurries to the boundary boards. Buttler dives to his left, but to no avail there

OT

Ali to Nevill, no run, well, England take a review, but it turns out to be they were too optimistic. gets it to turn, Nevill tries to work it away through the on-side, misses and is rapped on the pads. On review, it turns out that the impact was in line, and the ball was just clipping the outside half of leg-stump

4

Root to S Smith, FOUR, poor first delivery from Root, short and wide outside off, Smith rocks back and punches through point, the area is vacant and the ball runs away to the fence. All that Smith needed to do was to hit it in the gap and did so comfortably

4

Ali to S Smith, FOUR, There it is! Smith has done it. His maiden double hundred in Tests and what a moment that is. He emulates Jason Dizzy Gillespie who was the last Aussie to get a double hundred overseas. Gillespie did it in 2006 as a nightwatchman against Bangladesh. Would you believe that it was Gillespie who got a double hundred last for Australia overseas! Believe it now. Smith has corrected that stat today at the home of cricket - Lord's. What a place and what a ground to get your maiden double hundred. He will cherish this moment forever. He gets there with a whip off the pads, beating the dive of Stokes at mid-wicket. Timed too well for Stokes and the celebrations begin. Off comes the helmet and then he swings the bat wildly through the air. All the emotion coming out. Well appreciated by the crowd at Lord's. Another milestone ticked by the talented Smith

4

Root to Nevill, FOUR, more pain as now Nevill gets four. He ust whipped it past the diving short mid-wicket fielder, got to the pitch and though it was in the air it was wide of the fielder. Raced away

4

Wood to S Smith, FOUR, a tad fuller from Wood, Smith brings out an extravagant flick to play it through deep backward square leg for a boundary. The man in the deep had no chance there

4

Root to Nevill, FOUR, Nevill uses his feet well to this delivery that is bowled slightly slower in the air and lofts it over wide mid-on for a boundary

4

Wood to Nevill, FOUR, short and wide, Nevill upper cuts it to bisect the gap between slip and gully to perfection and it runs away to third man for a boundary

W

Root to S Smith, out Lbw!! Well, finally Smith's long vigil at the crease comes to an end. He brings out the reverse sweep to this flatter delivery, misses, is rapped on the pads, Root belts out an appeal and the umpire raises the finger. However, Smith goes up for the review, the replays show that the impact was umpire's call and it is hitting off-stump. So the on-field decision stays. Smith walks back to the pavilion to a standing ovation from the crowd. S Smith lbw b Root 215(346) [4s-25 6s-1]

W

Root to Nevill, out Caught by Moeen Ali!! Nevill's innings comes to an end. It was a tossed up delivery and bowled very full outside off, Nevill drives it uppishly to mid-off, Moeen, the fielder, dives forward and takes the catch with both hands, ust inches above the ground. Moeen, the fielder, signalled to the batsman that he took it cleanly and the batsman accepted it. Good sportsman spirit on show. Nevill c Moeen Ali b Root 45(59) [4s-5]

D

Root to Starc, no run, did that carry to Buttler? Even if it did it was a very tough chance. Starc saw the tossed up delivery outside off and slogged, got a thick under edge which was dying on Buttler, hits the pad of the keeper and dies down. Can't call that a drop, would be very harsh to do so

4

Wood to Johnson, FOUR, clubbed! Full and outside off, Johnson stands still and hammers through the line wide of mid-off. Hit pretty hard and the fielder didn't even chase it. Starc liked that from Johnson and had a smile after the boundary

4

Wood to Johnson, FOUR, thumped by Johnson. Stand and deliver stuff. It was bowled on a back of a length and outside off, enough width for Johnson to rock back and time the back foot punch. In the air but through cover-point for a lovely boundary

6

Ali to Starc, SIX, good strike. Saw the tossed up delivery on the stumps and lifted it over wide long-on. Clean strike and went all the way. Used his reach to good effect there

4

Root to ohnson, byes, FOUR, no chance for Buttler down leg. Root slipped it down leg and Buttler despite moving across didn't get there. Runs away down the slope

W

to Johnson, out Caught by J Anderson!! Australia have declared after that wicket! Johnson again makes room to a length delivery, he skews it off the toe end of the bat to Anderson at mid-off, who sets himself under it and completes the catch. Johnson's bottom hand came off the bat handle there. Now, it will be interesting to see how Australia will bowl on a flat deck. Johnson c J Anderson b 15(33) [4s-2]

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