England vs Australia, Lord’s Test Match: The second Test match of the Ashes series 2023 between England and Australia is being played at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. In the second day’s play of this Test, the first innings of the Australian team was reduced to a score of 416. When the first day’s play ended, the Kangaroo team’s score at that time was 339 runs at the loss of 5 wickets. Australia’s first innings got reduced in the very first session of the second day. For England, Oli Robinson and Jose Tongue took 3-3 wickets.
Steve Smith completed his century, Captain Cummins played an inning of 22 runs.
With the start of the second day’s play, the Australian team got the sixth blow in the form of Alex Carey on a score of 351. Wicket-keeper batsman Carey was dismissed LBW by Stuart Broad after playing a personal innings of 22 runs. After this, the team soon got its 7th blow in the form of Mitchell Starc, who scored just 6 runs and became the victim of James Anderson at the score of 358.
Steve Smith brought the score close to 400 with a 35-run partnership for the 8th wicket with Kangaroo captain Pat Cummins from here. Meanwhile, Smith also completed the 32nd Test century of his Test career. The Kangaroo team got the 8th blow on the score of 393 in the form of Smith, who was dismissed for 110 off the ball of Jose Tongue.
Australian innings reduced to Smith’s dismissal
With Smith returning to the pavilion, it did not take long for the Australian team’s first innings to end. On the score of 416, the Kangaroo team also lost its last wicket. Captain Pat Cummins definitely played an unbeaten inning of 22 runs. Oli Robinson and Jose Tongue took 3-3 wickets in the first innings for England. Whereas Joe Root took 2 wickets while James Anderson and Stuart Broad took 1-1 wickets.
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