Home > News >

Ashes 2013: Graeme Swann helps England reduce Australia to 96/7 at tea on Day 2 of Lord’s Test

Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann (left) picked up three wickets in the afternoon session for England © Getty Images

By Jaideep Vaidya
 
Jul 19, 2013

Graeme Swann’s three-for, coupled with some poor use of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) from Australia resulted in the visitors slumping to 96 for seven at tea on Day Two of the Lord’s Test against England.
 
Just 54 runs were scored in the session by the Australians, who lost six wickets and surrendered control of the match to England. DRS was back to haunt Australia, who lost both their reviews within the space of three wickets on the day.
 
Skipper Michael Clarke, speaking after the nail-biting 14-run loss to England in the first Test at Trent Bridge, had said that his team needs to make more judicious use of the DRS system. Unfortunately for the Australians, they didn’t seem to learn from their mistakes as Shane Watson and Phil Hughes wasted the two available unsuccessful reviews.
 
Watson, who fell in the last over before the lunch break, used up the first one when Tim Bresnan struck him in front and was given out by the umpire. Watson was reluctant to walk away and asked Rogers for his opinion, before eventually deciding to review the decision. The third umpire, after consulting the technology, concurred with the on-field umpire’s decision and sent him packing.
 
Post lunch, Rogers, possibly affected by Watson’s dismissal, decided against reviewing an LBW decision that was shockingly given against him. The ball from Swann was flighted and tossed right up — a juicy full toss that is begging to be hit. Rogers swung the bat, looking to dispatch it over mid-wicket, but missed. The ball hit him on the front thigh in line with the leg-stump and the umpire raised the finger. However, the ball seemed to be heading down leg; Rogers wasn’t sure, and neither was his partner Usman Khawaja. Eventually, the batsman decided not to review it and walked off, before the replays confirmed that the ball would have missed leg stump.

Australia’s technological woes weren’t to end there, and possibly got shabbier, as Bresnan sneaked one past Phil Hughes’s bat and England went up in appeal. Umpire Kumar Dharmasena thought he heard something and pointed the finger. Hughes was however convinced he didn’t hit it and went for his team’s last remaining review instinctively. After several replays using Hot Spot, the third umpire concurred that Hughes had hit it, although there was no visible white spot of bat hitting ball.

It was a sucker punch for the Australians, one which they never recovered from. The tourists crashed from 53 for three at Hughes’s fall to 96 for seven, and went into the tea break a good 265 runs behind their opponents with just Brad Haddin and two tail wickets in hand.

Earlier, Ryan Harris picked up five wickets, helping Australia bowl England out for 361 in the morning session. Harris, who had figures of three for 28 overnight, added a fourth on the first ball of the morning as he got a full-length delivery to cut away from Tim Bresnan and take his edge, that carried to the wicketkeeper. Four overs later, nightwatchman James Anderson was to meet the same fate as he provided Harris his fifth wicket, thus getting the latter’s name on the Lord’s honours board.

However, from what looked like a strong possibility of 320 all out, the last wicket pairing of Stuart Broad and Swann stuck around and played their shots without fear. Last-wicket stands have been the standout feature of this series so far and the duo added 48 runs in just under seven overs before James Pattinson found Broad’s faint edge to wrap up the innings.
 
Watson and Rogers then started off cautiously, ticking just five runs from the first five overs. After judging and gauging the pitch and the England opening bowlers, Anderson and Broad, they began to open up. Watson, in particular, began going for his shots and scored six boundaries before lunch.

Brief scores:

England 361 (Jonathan Trott 58, Ian Bell 109, Jonny Bairstow 67; Ryan Harris 5 for 72, Steven Smith 3 for 18) lead Australia 96 for 7 (Shane Watson 30; Tim Bresnan 2 for 28, Graeme Swann 3 for 27) by 265 runs.

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Southampton

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

More

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 18, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 6 wkts

India tour of England 2014

Jul 17, 2014  at London

India won by 95 runs

Photos

India, England training session for 3rd Test

Videos

Gary Ballance looks ahead to third Test

MS Dhoni will be crucial in 3rd Test against England at Southampton

Virat Kohli has shown he learns from his mistakes; matter of time before he gets back to form

India vs England 2014, 3rd Test at Southampton: Should Gautam Gambhir play ahead of Shikhar Dhawan?

5 things you need to know about Gulabrai Ramchand

India vs England 2014 3rd Test at Southampton: Statistical analysis of The Ageas Bowl

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2014 South Africa vs Sri Lanka South Africa vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka vs South Africa 2014

Sachin Tendulkar shows support for Pro-Kabaddi league

India vs England 3rd Test at Southampton: Crucial to strike the right balance, says MS Dhoni

India vs England 3rd Test at Southampton: Can repeat what we did in India in 2012, says Alastair Cook

Sourav Ganguly’s decision to enter cricket administration lauded by Gundappa Viswanath

India vs England 3rd Test at Southampton: Gundappa Viswanath believes specialist spinner should be included

India vs England, 3rd Test at Southampton — India will look to sustain the high at Lord’s

India vs England 3rd Test at Southampton: Can Jos Buttler make successful transition to Test Cricket?

Luke Wright becomes fifth batsman to smash 150 runs in T20s: A statistical overview

MS Dhoni will be crucial in 3rd Test against England at Southampton

Virat Kohli has shown he learns from his mistakes; matter of time before he gets back to form

Fan of the Day

Fan Cricket

Fan Cricket

11 Posts | 2 Fans

Brazil vs Netherlands, 3rd place Fifa World Cup 2014 match Video Highlights

Apple reportedly acquires book recommendation service BookLamp

India vs England, 3rd Test at Southampton — India will look to sustain the high at Lord’s

Sachin Tendulkar shows support for Pro-Kabaddi league

Saharanpur riots: Rajnath Singh speaks to Akhilesh Yadav about measures taken by UP government

Panasonic to launch Eluga smartphones in India on July 30

Kareena Kapoor Khan: I am very happy for Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu

Kareena Kapoor Khan: I can’t romance Varun Dhawan!

Apurvi Chandela wins gold: 5 things you need to know about the young rifle ace

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here