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  • 11:35 PM IST

    That’s all we have for you today. Do join us tomorrow for the final day of the Ashes 2019 Test at Lord’s. Until then, it’s goodbye!

  • 11:29 PM IST

    Heavy drizzle has brought a premature end to the day, it’s STUMPS on Day 4, England 96/4, lead by 104 runs

  • 10:41 PM IST

    WICKET! After Warner drops another one off Lyon, Peter Siddle comes back in his next over and dismisses Rory Burns (29), England 71/4, lead by 79 runs.

  • 10:33 PM IST

    WICKET! Peter Siddle decides to do it himself, takes a stunning caught and bowled, Joe Denly walks back for 26, England 64/3, lead by 72 runs

  • 10:23 PM IST

    So, Rory Burns and Joe Denly have managed to steady England. The duo are nearing the 50-run partnership. England 55/2, lead by 63 runs.

  • 10:03 PM IST

    OH DEAR! David Warner fails to react quickly and put it down, Peter Siddle just cannot believe it, Denly survives, England 30/2, lead by 38 runs

  • 10:01 PM IST

    Nathan Lyon has been introduced early in the England innings, he finishes with 6 off his first over. England 29/2 lead by 37 runs

  • 9:34 PM IST

    Observation! It looks like the England batsmen seem to be more rattled after Archer’s delivery to Smith.

  • 9:34 PM IST

    Josh Hazlewood almost got the third wicket for Australia, Rory Burns’ edge almost carried to Usman Khawaja at gully. England 11/2, lead by 19 runs

  • 9:27 PM IST

    No hat-trick for Cummins! Joe Denly the culprit. England 9/2, lead by 17 runs

  • 9:26 PM IST

    ANOTHER ONE! Pat Cummins has dismissed the England captain Joe Root off the first delivery, Australia are ecstatic, Cummins on a hat-trick now

  • 9:24 PM IST

    Meanwhile, Steve Smith is off the field. Here’s Cricket Australia’s statement: Steve Smith is off the field because of his sore left forearm and has been taken for a precautionary X-Ray of that arm after being struck there during his innings.

  • 9:24 PM IST

    WICKET! Jason Roy’s troubles in Test cricket continue, Pat Cummins strikes early, England 9/1

  • 9:04 PM IST

    Welcome back! Rory Burns and Jason Roy are at the crease. Pat Cummins has the red cherry, Burns will be on strike and here we go!

  • 8:43 PM IST

    THAT’S IT! Stuart Broad pockets the last australia wicket, his fourth of the innings, Australia have been bowled out for 250, trail England by 8 runs and that will be Tea on Day 4.

  • 8:35 PM IST

    SCRATCH THAT! Australia 246/9, Leach strikes first blood, traps Nathan Lyon lbw, the on-field decision stays, Lyon departs for 6

  • 8:31 PM IST

    Jack Leach is back into the attack, Australia aren’t far off from a lead now. Australia 246/8, trail by 12 runs

  • 8:07 PM IST

    HUGE WICKET! A third century eludes Steve Smith, Woakes strikes again and a splendid innings comes to an end, he departs for 92, australia 234/8, trail by 24 runs

  • 7:53 PM IST

    WHAT! Steve Smith is BACK AT THE CREASE!

  • 7:53 PM IST

    WICKET! Chris Woakes gets awarded with the wicket of Peter Siddle, who nicks it behind to Bairstow. Siddle departs for 9

  • 7:13 PM IST

    Not a pleasant sight for any cricket fan! Steve Smith retires hurt on 80 after receiving a terrible blow to the head from a Jofra Archer bouncer

  • 6:24 PM IST

    WICKET! Jofra Archer strikes immediately after lunch, Australia captain Tim Paine departs for just 24, 164/6 trail by 94 runs.

  • 6:14 PM IST

    Welcome back to the post-lunch session on Day 4. This Test is likely to be heading towards a draw. Here’s Stuart Broad, Tim Paine will be on strike.

  • 5:36 PM IST
    THAT’S LUNCH on Day 4! Great session for Australia led by Steve Smith, who is 53*, Paine 21 *. Australia 155/5, trail by 103 runs
  • 5:27 PM IST

    STAT: Steve Smith becomes the first player to smash seven consecutive 50+ scores in Ashes

    Smith’s last seven innings in ashes
    239
    76
    102*
    83
    144
    142
    52*
  • 5:21 PM IST

    ANOTHER ONE! There’s no stopping Steve Smith, gets to another half-century under pressure. This one’s come off 107 balls. Australia 152/5, trail by 106 runs

  • 4:34 PM IST

    That will be drinks at Lord’s on Day 4. Australia 120/5, trail by 138 runs (Steve Smith 33, Tim Paine 8)

  • 4:12 PM IST

    Plenty of credit of that Wade dismissal should go to Rory Burns, who took an excellent low catch at gully.

  • 4:11 PM IST

    England have picked their first wicket of the morning and it’s Stuart Broad, who has struck with the wicket of Matthew Wade (6)

  • 3:45 PM IST

    Steve Smith and Matthew Wade engage in damage control on Day 4. Australia 89/4, trail by 169 runs

Highlights: England vs Australia, The Ashes 2019, 2nd Test, Day 4: Steve Smith, Peter Siddle shine on Day 4

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 4 of the 2nd Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord’s on Saturday

England vs Australia, Day 3 recap

What’s in store for day 4 then? If we get full day’s play, we might stand a chance of having a result but another washout session would mean that that we are in for a draw. Let’s hope for the former and if that happens, England would have to bundle Australia quickly and score some quick runs to give a good enough total for Australia to chase. And obviously bundle Australia out, again. As far as the Aussies are concerned, they would want to bat out a couple of sessions tomorrow to keep an upper hand in the series.

Today’s play consisted of just one session but it was an eventful one as after a good start from Khawaja and Bancroft, Australia found themselves at 71/4. Smith and Wade held out until Lunch with Wade yet to get off the mark. The English bowled beautifully as they didn’t let any of the batters settle and were duly rewarded. Archer got his maiden Test wicket as he dismissed Bancroft and brought an end to the 49-run second-wicket stand. Broad and Woakes took one wicket each as well.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.