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AFP
August 18, 2019

England and Australia draw second Ashes Test

Sports

AFP
Sun, Aug 18, 2019


LONDON: The second Test between England and Australia ended in a draw at Lord´s on Sunday.

Australia, set an unlikely 267 to win in a minimum of 48 overs after England captain Joe Root´s declaration, finished on 154-6.

A draw always looked likely in a match that saw five whole sessions lost to rain and Australia´s Steve Smith ruled out with concussion on Sunday after being hit on the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncer during his innings of 92 on Saturday.

Four wickets after tea gave England hope of what would have been a stunning win.

Ashes-holders Australia, bidding for their first Test series win away to England in 18 years, remain 1-0 up in the five-match campaign following their 251-run victory at Edgbaston last week.

The third Test at Headingley starts on Thursday.