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Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019

England vs Australia Ashes 2019, 5th Test Day 2 at Oval Highlights: Archer takes six wickets as England take lead

Ashes 2019: Catch all the highlights of second day of fifth Test between England and Australia at the Oval through our live commentary.

cricket Updated: Sep 13, 2019 23:09 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Jofra Archer took six wickets in the match.
Jofra Archer took six wickets in the match.(Reuters)

Highlights: England came on to bat and added 9 runs before the stumps with losing a wicket. The hosts took a lead of 78 runs on day. Australia were all out for 225 with Jofra Archer picking up six wickets. Steve Smith departed for 80, scoring his 10th consecutive 50+ score in Ashes. He fought a lone battle for Aussies, as wickets kept tumbling on the other end, with Archer and Sam Curran wreaking havoc. Earlier, England added just 23 runs to their overnight score at the sun-soaked Oval in London, dismissed for 294 on a good-looking pitch.

Day 1 Round-up: Mitch Marsh marked his first appearance of the Ashes series by returning 4-35 to help restrict England to 271-8 on the first day of the fifth test at The Oval. Put into bat by Australia, England was pegged back from a strong position at 103-1 after lunch as Marsh ran through the middle order to immediately justify the decision to call him up in place of Travis Head. Joe Root, dropped three times, scored 57 and Jos Buttler was 64 not out after putting on an unbeaten 45-run partnership with tailender Jack Leach (10 not out) to frustrate the Australians late in the day. Australia has already retained the urn after winning the fourth test at Old Trafford last week to take a 2-1 lead in the series. England still has a chance to tie the series at 2-2, though, to end on a high a summer that saw the team win the Cricket World Cup for the first time.

England: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad

Australia: Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood

First Published: Sep 13, 2019 15:36 IST