Steven Smith top scored with 215 © Getty Images
Steven Smith top scored with 215 © Getty Images

Australia declared for a score of 566 for eight during the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, London. The declaration came moments after Mitchell Johnson was out trying to go big. This came after Steven Smith‘s double ton had put Australia in control. He and Chris Rogers shared a 284-run stand to give Australia a good platform.  Smith then became the first Australian player to score a Test double ton after Bill Brown in 1938. Nevill though with his 45 became the highest scorer for an Australian wicketkeeper on a Test debut in 61 years. Live cricket updates: England vs Australia, 2nd Test at Lord’s, Day 2

England tried a lot of things but did not find much help from the surface. Stuart Broad was the best bowler for England taking up four wickets for 83 runs. Joe Root chipped in with two wickets for 55 runs. England will want to come out and bat big and avoiding the follow-on mark will be their first aim. Catch live cricket scores and updates of England vs Australia 2nd Ashes 2015 Test at Lord’s, Day 2 here