Australia beat Lord, even Ben Stokes’ stormy tackling couldn’t win England

Australia defeated England by 43 runs in the second Test played at Lord’s. With this, the Kangaroo team have taken a 2-0 lead in the 2023 Ashes series. Chasing the target of 371 runs, England captain Ben Stokes played a historic innings of 155 runs but was unable to win his team .

Australia had scored 416 runs in the first innings of the Lord’s Test. Following this, the England team were down to just 325 runs in their first innings. However, the hosts came back in the second innings and restricted Australia to 279 runs. In this way, England achieved a goal of 371 runs in the second innings. However, the visiting team pulled it all out after scoring 327 runs.

In the second innings, the Australian team was all out for just 279 runs. In this way England achieved the goal of 371 runs. Ben Duckett scored 83 runs and Ben Stokes scored 155 runs for England. But by not getting the support of any other hitter, he couldn’t win his team.

Jack Crawley 03, Ollie Pope 03, Joe Root 18 and Harry Brook 04 were fired on the cheap. In this way, four major England wickets had fallen by 45 runs. Following this, Ben Duckett and Ben Stokes shared a 132-run partnership. However, Duckett was sacked after scoring 83 runs off 112 balls with the help of 9 fours.

Following this, Johnny Bairstow controversially ran out 10 runs. After Bairstow’s sacking, Stokes took an aggressive stance, sharing a 109-run partnership with Stuart Broad. Stokes scored 155 runs off 214 balls assisted by 9 fours and 9 sixes. At the same time, Broad was sacked after scoring 11 runs. After this Oli Robinson 01 was fired immediately.

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After falling in 9 wickets for 302 runs, there was a 25-run partnership between Josh Tong and James Anderson. Josh Tong scored 19 runs. While Anderson went unbeaten in 3. Bowling for Australia, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood each took three wickets. Apart from this, Cameron Green took a wicket.

Earlier in the first innings for Australia, Steve Smith scored 110, Travis Head scored 77 and David Warner scored 66 runs. At the same time, in England’s first innings, Ben Duckett scored 98 and Harry Brook scored 50 runs. Usman Khawaja scored the highest 77 runs for Australia in the second innings.

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