The 2nd Test of Ashes was drawn at Lord’s

Ashes the most prestigious long format of cricket and used to take place once in every two years between Australia and England, the oldest two cricket teams in the World. Now, a new season of Ashes is going on and England, the current ICC Cricket World champion has hosted the tournament. After passing a long banishment, the former captain of Aussie Steve Smith has returned to the long format team in Australia through the Test series and he is going his best on the ground. Based on his charming performance, Australia is now leading the Test series by a 1 – 0. He managed two centuries in the first Test of Ashes and also scored 92 runs in the first inning of the 2nd Test. Now, according to the final news, the 2nd Test of Ashes was drawn at Lord’s.

On 14th August 2019, the 2nd test of Ashes started at the Lord’s, London where the current Ashes trophy holder Australia won the toss and let the home team to bat first. So, the World Cup champion England came to bat but could not play the whole first day but lost all wickets in 77.1 overs.

In the meantime, Australia scored 258 runs. The top scorer of the team was Rory Burns who added 53 runs for the team. Aussie bowler Hazlewood took a total of three wickets highest in the first innings.

Later, the guest team Aussie came to bat and they also could not do better than England. They played 94.3 overs in their first innings but scored 250 runs where the key role was played by Steve Smith who added 92 runs. English bowler Stuart Broad took 4 wickets so far.

Later, England came to bat for the 2nd innings and this time, their batsmen played better than the first innings. By playing 71 overs, the home team scored 258 runs in exchange for five wickets where Ben Stokes added unbeaten 115 runs. England declared the innings.

Australia star Pat Cummins took three wickets this time. There were not enough time left to win the match. So, the first match winner team Australia did not take any risk but finished the rest of the time. They lost six wickets in 47.3 overs and scored 154 runs.

So now, after two matches of Ashes, Australia still leading the series by a 1 – 0. Now, they have three more matches in hand. To secure the series, Aussie just needs one more victory against England. The 3rd Test will start next 22nd August 2019 at Headingley, Leeds.