Australia need five more wickets to win 2nd Ashes Test at Lord's © Getty Images
Australia need five more wickets to win 2nd Ashes Test at Lord’s © Getty Images

England head into Tea on Day Four in deep, deep trouble in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, London. England are currently 64 for the loss of five wickets going into the break. Ian Bell got a life when Adam Voges dropped him when he was on 10. He looked completely out of sorts and departed for a score of 11, offering a simple catch to Mitchell Marsh at short leg off the bowling of Nathan Lyon. Ben Stokes was run-out in bizarre fashion, when he leapt trying to avoid the ball desptie being inside the crease. Jos Buttler is fighting it out with Joe Root who has been peppered with short balls during his stay at the crease. England will want this two to bat as long as possible to avoid losing the game today. Australia will be itching to comeback after the break and take more wickets to put the home side under more pressure.

England saw off the three over to lunch but lost the wicket of Adam Lyth to Mitchell Starc. Lyth’s horror run continued as he will be under some pressure having got no notable score in the current Ashes series. Alastair Cook looked good before looking to cut one from Mitchell Johnson only to be caught behind by Peter Nevill for 11. Johnson was just brought into the attack and he got the early reward and took the big wicket of the English skipper. Mitchell Marsh came in and struck with his first ball of the spell taking out Gary Ballance. Live cricket updates: England vs Australia, 2nd Ashes 2015 Test, Day 4

Australia earlier declared on 254 for 2 declared, setting a target of 509 for the home side. David Warner and Chris Rogers did the bulk of the scoring for them notching up a run opening stand. Chris Rogers went off the field feeling dizzy, he though is alright now and being monitored closely. David Warner raced away to 83 but fell trying to hit Moeen Ali over cover to be caught by Cook. Ali then returned to dismiss Steven Smith too but by the time the Australian departed he had already scored his 12th Test fifty, becoming only the fourth player to score a 200 and a fifty in a Test. Catch live cricket scores and updates of England vs Australia 2nd Ashes 2015 Test at Lord’s, Day 4 here

It was the stand between Alastair Cook (96) and Ben Stokes (87) that saved England some blushes in their first innings. Both of them missed out on their tons as Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood finished with three wickets each. It has been a near perfect Test for Australia after they put on a huge total of 566 for eight declared thanks to Steven Smith (215) and Chris Rogers (173). Stuart Broad was the best bowler for England with four for 83.

On Day One, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. Australia made a couple of changes, bringing in Mitchell Marsh and Peter Nevill for Shane Watson and Brad Haddin. England went into the game unchanged from the previous Test.

Brief scores:

Australia 566 for 8 decl. (Chris Rogers 173, Steven Smith 215; Stuart Broad 4 for 83) & 254 for 2 decl. (David Warner 83, Steven Smith 58; Moeen Ali 2 for 78) lead England 312 (Alastair Cook 96, Ben Stokes 87; Josh Hazlewood 3 for 68, Mitchell Johnson 3 for 53) & 64 for 5 (Gary Ballance 14; Nathan Lyon 1 for 5) by 445 runs.

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(Nikhil Popat is a cricket lover and a PotterHead. He can be followed on Twitter @CricCrazyNIKS)