England vs Australia Live Cricket Score, Ashes 2013 2nd Test Day 2: Peter Siddle bags Alastair Cook

Peter Siddle got Australia back with three wickets at the end of Day Two © Getty Images

Jul 19, 2013

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Eng 31/3 | Overs 20 | Root 18*, Bresnan 0* (STUMPS – Day 3)

England manage to reach the end of the day without further damage. Australia will be buoyed by their mini-comeback, and would go into Day Three in a positive frame of mind, even though their current deficit stands at 264 runs.

Read the Day 2 report here.

Eng 30/3 | Overs 15 | Root 17*, Bresnan 0* OUT! Pietersen 5

And now Pietersen’s gone! That was an awful shot from Pietersen who reached out to a wide and full ball from Siddle and flashed it straight to Steven Smith at point. Deary me! Bresnan is the night-watchman.

Eng 23/2 | Overs 13 | Root 14*, Pietersen 1* OUT! Trott 0

Another Englishman chops one right back on! Jonathan Trott is the batsman this time and Siddle gets his second. Oh, dear! Are we going to see another collapse here?

Some optimism from Andrew Flintoff:

Eng 22/1 | Overs 11 | Root 14*, Trott 0* OUT! Cook 8

Peter Siddle gets the first breakthrough for Australia. It was a good length delivery that slightly nipped back into the left-hander Alastair Cook, who could only chop it back onto his stumps. How many more can Australia get tonight?

Eng 22/0 | Overs 10 | Cook 8*, Root 14*

England are off to a composed start in their second innings. Australia’s troubles today were best captured by an easy chance to get Joe Root’s wicket that went begging. Root nicked Shane Watson and the ball flew between the wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and captain Michael Clarke at first slip. It was clearly a keeper’s catch, but both could just stare at each other after not going for it.

Australia innings


Aus 128 | Overs 53.3 | Pattinson 10* OUT! Harris 10

And that’s that! England have wrapped up the Australian innings for just 128 runs, giving the hosts a lead of 233 runs going into the second innings. England have decided against letting Australia follow on and will bat third.

Aus 108/9 | Overs 46 | Pattinson 0*, Harris 4* OUT! Haddin 7

Brad Haddin goes for a big heave over midwicket off the bowling of Swann, but finds the outside edge that is snapped up by Jonathan Trott in the slips.

Aus 104/8 | Overs 45 | Haddin 7*, Pattinson 0* OUT! Siddle 2

Peter Siddle is gone! It’s a good length ball around the off stump from Anderson, and nips away as Siddle pokes at it. The outside edge goes low to second slip where Swann takes a simple catch.

Aus 96/7 | Overs 39 | Haddin 2*, Siddle 0* OUT! Agar 2

Suicide! Absolute suicide! A terrible mix-up between Ashton Agar and Brad Haddin results in the former scampering back to his crease after having run three-quarters of the way down. The throw from Matt Prior to the bowler Jimmy Anderson is perfect, who whips the bails off with Agar well short. What a tragedy!

Aus 91/6 | Overs 31 | Haddin 0*, Agar 0* OUT! Clarke 28

And there it is! The big wicket! Michael Clarke is trapped in front by a yorker from Stuart Broad. It was angling down leg but replays showed it would have crashed into leg-stump. Clarke’s not happy, but perhaps not with the decision rather than his own inability to get bat on ball.

Aus 86/5 | Overs 30 | Clarke 24*, Haddin 0* OUT! Smith 2

Swann gets his third wicket! Steven Smith goes for the forward defence to a good length delivery outside off that rips in and strikes him on the gloves, and pops towards forward short leg. Ian Bell, stationed there, displays superb reflexes as he takes the catch. Australia are crumbling at Lord’s.

Aus 69/4 | Overs 24 | Clarke 9*, Smith 0* OUT! Khawaja 14

England get wicket number four as Khawaja skies Swann high above mid-off where Kevin Pietersen gets under it and takes a simple catch. What was Khawaja thinking, playing that kind of shot in a Test match?


Aus 54/3 | Overs 20 | Khawaja 8*, Clarke 0* OUT! Hughes 1

DRS! DRS! Oh, DRS! You just don’t like the Australian team do you? Tim Bresnan sneaks one past Phil Hughes’s bat and England go up in appeal. Umpire Kumar Dharmasena thinks he heard something and points the finger. Hughes is convinced he didn’t hit it and goes for Australia’s last remaining review instinctively. After several replays using Hot Spot, the third umpire concurs that Hughes had hit it, although there was no visible spot of the bat hitting ball.


Aus 52/2 | Overs 16 | Khawaja 6*, Hughes 1* OUT! Rogers 15

Graeme Swann picks up the wicket of Chris Rogers after lunch and it’s the worst possible way a batsman could ever get out! The ball from Swann is flighted and tossed right up, a juicy full toss that is begging to be hit. Rogers swings the bat, but misses. The ball hits him on the front thigh and the umpire raises the finger. Rogers isn’t sure, and neither is Usman Khawaja. Eventually, the batsman decides not to review it and walks off. However, replays show that the ball would have missed leg stump.

Australia just cannot seem to get their reviews right!

Aus 42/1 | Overs 12.4 | Rogers 12* OUT! Watson 30 (LUNCH – Day 2)

Tim Bresnan snaps up Shane Watson on what is the last ball before lunch via a leg-before. Watson has a doubt and refers the decision, but Australia end up wasting the review as DRS says it was the right decision.

Read the lunch report here.

Aus 35/0 | Overs 10 | Watson 29*, Rogers 6*

Watson and Rogers continue to prod along cautiously as Alastair Cook brings Tim Bresnan in as first change. The duo are slowly growing in confidence and opening up, especially Watson who has already hit six boundaries. While the first five overs got them just five runs, the next five fetched as many as 30.

Just another glorious day at Lord’s:

There seems to be just no ending to the Stuart Broad ‘walking’ jokes:

Aus 5/0 | Overs 5 | Watson 4*, Rogers 1*

Australia are off to a cautious start. England have begun with Anderson and Broad and the duo are asking the right decisions. We’ve had a couple of close calls already.

England innings

Eng 361 | Overs 100.1 | Swann 28* OUT! Broad 33

James Pattinson takes the last wicket finally after 48 runs of resistance from Broad and Swann, which was the highest last-wicket partnership for England against Australia.

Eng 357/9 | Overs 99 | Broad 33*, Swann 24*

Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann are going for broke here. Shots are flying all over the park and they’re looking to take England as close to 400 as possible.

Eng 314/9 | Overs 94 | Broad 13*, Swann 1* OUT! Anderson 12

Ryan Harris’s name goes on the Lord’s honours board as he finds the edge of Jimmy Anderson and is lapped up by Brad Haddin behind the sticks. He has bowled superbly this morning with the new ball!


Eng 290/8 | Overs 90 | Anderson 4*, Broad 1* OUT! Bresnan 7

Ryan Harris strikes on the first ball of the morning! Perfect start for Australia as Harris gets the new ball to shape away from the right-hander after pitching full on off and takes Bresnan’s edge.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the most-awaited blockbuster series of the season, the Ashes 2013. After a 14-run loss against England, Australia made a couple of changes in the line-up. Ryan Harris, who replaced Mitchell Starc, picked up three wickets and was the bowling hero.

Ian Bell scored his third hundred in as many Ashes Tests on Day 1. He built useful partnerships with Jonathan Trott and Jonny Bairstow. Steven Smith pegged back England by picking up three quick wickets during the third session. At 289 for seven the honours are even. Read the live blog of Day 1 here.

I am Jaideep Vaidya and I will be bringing you momentary updates of the match.