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  • 11:58 PM IST

    A thrilling last day at Lord’s but the Test ends in a draw. Leach, Archer and Stokes did their bit but Australia managed to retain 1-0 lead in the series. The second Test ends in a draw. We go 1-0 into Leeds.

  • 11:57 PM IST
    Umpire Aleem Dar takes the bails off. Australia have 4 wickets left, 3 balls left in the day and the time has tipped past 7.24 pm local time, which was the last permissible limit till when play could have gone on. Root walks over solemnly and shakes hands with Cummins.
  • 11:32 PM IST
    WOW! Stunner from Joe Denly. Australia six down. Tim Paine departs. Third wicket for Archer. Is that a bird? Is that a plane? Is that Superman? No! It is Joe Denly. Take a bow. Plenty of drama left in this game. England 4 wickets away from levelling the series now. A short ball, outside off, Paine looks to pull but Joe Denly throws himself to his left, sticks out his hand and voila! It sticks! The entire English team is mobbing Denly who has probably made one of the biggest contributions of the match. That is a tough catch at this time of the night. Or evening, shall we say. Paine walks back shaking his head. 42 balls left. 4 wickets needed for England. 1-1 is coming…
  • 11:17 PM IST

    FIVE DOWN! Well, well, well. This is not over yet. Matthew Wade departs for 1. Third wicket for Leach. England are sensing a win now as Wade is outta here. Good length ball on middle, Wade comes forward to block this but the ball rises a tad bit to hit the gloves of Wade and lob towards the short leg fielder. Buttler is there and he is not going to drop that one. Leach doing a brilliant job here for them.

  • 11:09 PM IST

    WICKET! Replays show Root has taken it cleanly. Leach gets his second wicket. Labuschagne departs for 59.

  • 11:04 PM IST

    FIFTY! Labuschagne brings up his half-century. A fine knock. He is playing as a like-for-like substitute for Smith and is playing a gutsy knock just like Smith. Full on off from Leach, Marnus pushes it towards mid off to take a run and get to his second half century. Good innings this from him. Australia 123/3.

  • 9:34 PM IST

    OUT! Three down. Jack Leach strikes in the first over of the final session. Cameron Bancroft is out LBW.

  • 9:19 PM IST

    IT’S TEA! Australia 46/2 after 13 overs. Jofra Archer has dismissed David Warner and Usman Khawaja. We have a riveting final session ahead. This Test is alive and kicking! 35 overs left and 8 wickets needed. Any doubts whether England can win this or not? Lot to do with the fiery Archer. Scary Archer. Pumped up Archer. We are going to have a frenetic final session for sure.

  • 9:03 PM IST

    It was just a brief respite for Australia, it seems. Change of ends for Archer.

  • 9:02 PM IST

    Bowling change. Chris Woakes replaces Jofra Archer into the attack.

Highlights: England vs Australia, The Ashes 2019, 2nd Test, Day 5: Australia overcome late scare to retain 1-0 lead

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 5 of the 2nd Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord’s on Saturday

England vs Australia, Day 4 recap

Australia‘s Steve Smith returned to make 92 after a sickening blow to the neck before England captain Joe Root fell for the first golden duck of his Test career as Pat Cummins took two wickets in two balls on a dramatic fourth day of the second Ashes 2019 clash at Lord’s on Saturday.

Peter Siddle too chipped in with too vital wickets of Joe Denly and Rory Burns to finish with figures of 2/19 in his 8 overs.

England were 96/4 in their second innings – a lead of 104 runs – when rain forced an early close on Saturday.

But with more than 98 overs scheduled for the last day, Australia know early wickets on Sunday could leave them with time enough to press for a victory that would put them 2-0 up in a five-match series.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.