Australia beat Lord’s, even Ben Stokes’ stormy innings could not win England

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England vs Australia 2nd Test: Australia defeated England by 43 runs in the second Test played at Lord’s. With this, the Kangaroo team has taken a 2-0 lead in the 2023 Ashes series. Chasing the target of 371 runs, England captain Ben Stokes played a historic inning of 155 runs, but he could not win his team.

Australia had scored 416 runs in the first innings of the Lord’s Test. After this, the England team was reduced 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 got the target of 371 runs in the second innings. However, the visiting team got all out after scoring 327 runs.

England got the target of 371

In the second innings, the Australian team was all out for just 279 runs. In this way England got the target of 371 runs. Ben Duckett scored 83 runs and Ben Stokes scored 155 runs for England. But due to not getting the support of any other batsman, he could not win his team.

Jack Crawley 03, Ollie Pope 03, Joe Root 18 and Harry Brook 04 were dismissed cheaply. In this way, four important wickets of England had fallen for 45 runs. After this, Ben Duckett and Ben Stokes shared a partnership of 132 runs. However, Duckett was dismissed after scoring 83 runs in 112 balls with the help of 9 fours.

After this, Johnny Bairstow was controversially run out for 10 runs. After Bairstow’s dismissal, Stokes took an aggressive stance and shared a 109-run partnership with Stuart Broad. Stokes scored 155 runs in 214 balls with the help of 9 fours and 9 sixes. At the same time, Broad was dismissed after scoring 11 runs. After this Oli Robinson 01 was dismissed immediately.

Josh Tong and Anderson raised hopes

After falling for 9 wickets for 302 runs, there was a 25-run partnership between Josh Tong and James Anderson. Josh Tong scored 19 runs. While Anderson remained unbeaten on 3. In bowling for Australia, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood took three wickets each. Apart from this, Cameron Green got 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 the first innings for England, 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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