England vs Australia Highlights, Ashes 2019 1st Test Day 2 at Edgbaston: Burns’ ton takes England to 267/4 at stumps
England vs Australia Highlights, Ashes 2019: Here are all the Highlights of the second day of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
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Ashes, England vs Australia Day 1 Round-up: Rory Burns scored his maiden ton as England took control in the first Test against Australia. With the opener sticking out in the middle for the entire day, remaining unbeaten on 125, England managed to reach 267/4 at stumps on Day 2, trailing by 17 runs. Skipper Joe Root also scored a fifty before he was dismissed by Peter Siddle. Ben Stokes, who is batting on 38 will start the play with Burns on Day 3 as England look to cover up the remaining trail on Sunday.
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End of Day 2
The final ball from Nathan Lyon marks the end of Day 2. Fantastic play from Rory Burns who survives the entire day, remaining unbeaten on 125. England reach 267/4 at Stumps, trailing by 17 runs. Ben Stokes, who is batting on 38 will open the play with Burns tomorrow.
England closing in
The partnership between Ben Stokes and Rory Burns is now 36 runs and the hosts are now closing in to Australia’s first innings total. Still 4 overs left in the day, and England are just 19 runs short.
250 up for England
Australia’s James Pattinson has now conceded two wides in this match. Two wides in a Test match... oops, Pattinson has taken two wickets but he still has loads to learn. Meanwhile, 250 up for England.
Australia search for wickets
There are only an hour of play left for the day and Australia are hunting for wickets. But Stokes and Burns are making no mistakes and going calmly about their business. ENG 241/4, trail by 43 runs.
Another partnership building
Ben Stokes and Rory Burns are leading another resistance for England. This is a good groundwork being laid out in the final session as England look to take lead.
100 for Burns!
Rory Burns takes a quick single to bring up his first Ashes ton. The crowd in Edgbaston is giving him a standing ovation as there is a run out appeal on the non-striker’s end. Nope, he is home safe. This is his maiden Test ton. ENG 205/4, trail by 79 runs.
Pat Cummins was looking dangerous and he bowls fuller to Jos Buttler. Excellent catch from Bancroft at second slips. BIG WICKET. England 194/4.
Joe Denly has been trapped by James Pattinson. The umpire was quick to raise his finger. Will he review? Nope, he decides against it. England 189/3
Rory Burns is in the nervous 90s. He is currently batting on 92 and he would be hoping to bring up his hundred soon.
Final session begins
Rory Burns and Joe Denly take the strike in the final session. Nathan Lyon starts for Australia with the ball. HERE WE GO!
End of session
Time fro tea - England reach 170/2 at the end of second session. Rory Burns and Joe Denly are in the middle at the moment. England trail by 114 runs.
Peter Siddle finally finds the breakthrough. Joe Root has hit it straight back to the bowler and Siddle takes it one-handed. he departs for 57. ENG 154/2
Joe Root brings up his half century. He gets a short ball, and he punches it hard towards the square leg fence. This is his 42nd Test fifty. ENG 148/1, trail by 136 runs.
Mark Wood has been ruled out
England fast bowler Mark Wood will play no part in the ongoing Ashes series after suffering a left knee injury while helping his country win the World Cup last month. (AFP)
100 up for England
FOUR! A delivery straying outside leg and it has been flicked by Joe Root towards the square leg fence. Brings up 100 for England. ENG 101/1, still traily by 183 runs.
Saved by the DRS
Peter Siddle has trapped Joe Root. The umpire gives it out after a huge appeal. Root says it has an inside edge and goes for the review. Yes, that has a massive inside edge.
FOUR! Rory Burns brings up his half century in style. He gets a standing ovation from the crowd as the sun comes out in Edgbaston. Solid innings from the batsman. ENG 84/1, trailing by 200.
Back after Lunch
Joe Root and Rory Burns return to the middle after the break. Peter Siddle has the ball. The afternoon session begins. England would hope to reach somewhere close to 200 by the end of the session.
End of first session
The end of Cummins’ over marks the end of the session. England have reached 71/1 at the end of first session on Day 2. They are still trailing by 213 runs. Rory Burns (41*) and Joe Root (11*) will resume the innings in the second session.
Session going England’s way
The first session started off well for Australia, but the bowling threat has been neutralised by England batsmen. Joe Root and Rory Burns are looking comfortable at the moment. ENG 66/1
Australia search for wickets
Rory Burns is known to struggle against spin bowling. Australia have brought Nathan Lyon into the attack in the first session. Australia are hunting for wickets. ENG 47/1
Solid partnership building
There is a solid partnership building Joe Burns and Joe Root. Peter Siddle has come into the attack to try and find a breakthrough. England 38/1
Burns looking good
Rory Burns has looked very solid. He has been assured both when attacking and defending. The elft-hander has already hit 2 fours this morning. England 28/1
OUT! James Pattinson provides the first breakthrough for Australia. This was on the cards, Jason Roy looked iffy , he was flirting with danger and finally Pattinson finds the outside edge. Steve Smith at second slip takes a good low catch. England 22/1
England captain Joe Root makes his way in the middle
Pat Cummins starts Day 2 with a maiden, a very good over from the big fast bowler but nothing wrong from Burns either. He was as solid as ever. This is gonna be an important first hour for both sides.
England gameplan for the day
Jason Roy needs a big innings under his belt following the shocking performance against Ireland. England have a steady middle-order to cope up with early wickets so the openers can play their game early on. However, giving away quick wickets could land them in trouble.
Australia’s gameplan for the day
The visitors will look to pick early wickets and put pressure on England’s batting line-up. If the likes of Jason Roy and Joe Root are allowed to bat for long, expect the hosts to take a big first innings lead. Only wickets can keep Australia alive in the match and that is what they must go for. Attacking field placement, coupled with steady bowling can turn the match around for the defending Ashes champions.
Gilchrist hits out
Former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist opined that the names and numbers printed on the back of Test jerseys are “rubbish.” Gilchrist in a tweet said, “In fact, I’ll take my apology back. The names and numbers are rubbish. Enjoy the series everyone.” In another tweet, the former Australian cricketer wrote he is not liking the identification on the jerseys. “Outstanding. We are underway. Sorry to sound old fashioned but not liking the names and numbers,” he said.
Legends hit out at umpires
Shane Warne: The umpiring has been horrific from ball 1 & so has the reviews process of the right ones from Australia.
Nasser Hussain: The umpires have had a shocking day. We all know it’s a difficult job but it’s been really poor.
Ricky Ponting: I would like to think the game has come far enough now for the game to not have neutral umpires. It’s not a good spectacle when pretty obviously wrong decisions are made
Horror show from umpires
There were a total of 7 wrong umpiring decisions with 5 being overturned by DRS. However, there were some unlucky ones as David Warner and James Pattinson were given out and they opted not to take the DRS despite being not out. Then likes of Usman Khwaja, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Pattinson and Peter Siddle were affected as the umpiring decisions continued to be wrong. The on-field umpires for the first Ashes Test are Joel Wilson and Aleem Dar.
A “distraught” James Anderson apologised to his England team mates after pulling up injured on day one. “He is down, he’s frustrated... he actually came and said sorry to all the bowlers, not that he’s got anything to be sorry for,” Broad told reporters. “He is distraught he couldn’t be out there today. He feels like he’s let the bowling group down but he hasn’t. Niggles are a part of fast bowling, but he’s down in the dumps as you’d expect.”
Broad feels England’s plans paid off
“We did some research on the Australians as a team and then we got a big document folder full of information on each player and a few of the plans paid off actually. We stuck to our plans today. There was a little bit of nip in the pitch early, particularly with the wobble seam. No swing, just couldn’t buff that ball at all. We were delighted to make the breakthroughs we did,” Cricket.com.au quoted Broad as saying after the end of Day 1.
Milestone for Stuart Broad
England pacer Stuart Broad reached the milestone of 100 Test wickets against Australia. The 33-year-old pacer scalped five wickets against Australia. He dismissed David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Steven Smith, Tim Paine and James Pattinson. He is the 19th bowler to reach the landmark. Former Australian spin bowler Shane Warne holds the record for taking the maximum number of Ashes wickets
Ponting hails Smith’s mental strength
“To be able to do that speaks volumes of him as a person. It just goes to show how strong he is mentally and how good a Test match player he is,” Cricket.com.au quoted Ponting as saying. “That hundred he got in Brisbane (in 2017) really set the tone for the whole series and it looks like he’s done that again, when he’s team needed it the most. Having been there a few times myself, when your back’s against the wall and your team needs you, they’re the innings that you become most proud of.”
Smith savours Ashes century
“There were times throughout the last 15 months where I didn’t know if I was ever going to play cricket again. I lost a bit of love for it at one point, particularly when I had my elbow operation. It was really bizarre that it was the day I got the brace off my elbow, I found a love for it again. I don’t know what it was, it was like a trigger that just said ‘right I’m ready to go again, I want to play and I want to go out and play for Australia and make people proud and just do what I love doing,” Smith said after the end of day’s play.
Milestone for Smith
Former Australia captain Steve Smith on Thursday struck his 24th Test century in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston against England. Smith in the process went past India skipper Virat Kohli to become the second-fastest batsman to register 24 centuries in Test cricket. It took Smith just 118 to complete 24 Test centuries. Kohli, on the other hand, had taken 123 innings to achieve the same. The record for the fastest to 24 centuires still stand with Australian Don Bradman who had taken only 66 innings for the same. Sachin Tendulkar had achieved the feat in his 125th Test innings.
Smith kept Aus alive in innings
Steve Smith, who had earlier survived one of several incorrect on-field decisions, led the recovery. He completed an emotional century -- his 24th test 100 -- before being bowled out by Stuart Broad, who finished with 5-86. Wickets fell steadily but Smith found the ally he needed in Peter Siddle, with the recalled number 10 making a valuable 44 -- the second-best score of the innings -- in a ninth-wicket partnership of 88.
Australia’s top-order collapse
David Warner, who was banned along with Smith and Cameron Bancroft following a ball-tampering scandal, was out for two before Bancroft (8) fell, and Chris Woakes dismissed Usman Khawaja (13) as Australia went into the lunch break at 83-3.England’s Jimmy Anderson did not return after lunch due to injury but the wickets continued to fall, leaving Australia struggling at 122-8.
Welcome to the live coverage of Day 2 of ENG v AUS 1st Ashes Test
A very warm welcome to the live blog of the second day of the first Ashes Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Australia ended their first innings at 284 following a special innings from Steve Smith. England openers Rory Burns and Jason Roy will now look to provide the team a good start in their innings after bowlers did the job for the hosts.