England took control of the second Test at Lord’s on Day Two after bowling Australia out for 128, taking a first-innings lead of 233 runs, before Peter Siddle got three wickets in the fag end of the day to push the visitors back.

After a dramatic day of Test cricket which saw the fall of 16 wickets, England would still go into Day Three as favourites for a win. They have a lead of 264 runs with seven wickets in hand, after taking stumps at 31 for three. But Australia would be buoyed by their comeback in the 20 overs they bowled until stumps, in which Siddle took the all important wickets of Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen.
 
Earlier, off-spinner Graeme Swann took five wickets to help the hosts reduce Australia to a lowly total in the first innings. After restricting Australia to 96 for seven at tea, England wrapped up the innings in the evening session. Australia had taken lunch at 42 for one, but could score just 54 runs in the afternoon session, losing six wickets in the process.