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England vs Australia, Ashes 2019, 1st Test Match at Birmingham, Day 2 Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: August 3, 2019, 8:03 AM IST

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ENG vs AUS Cricket Scorecard (TEST)

1st Test TEST, Edgbaston, Birmingham, 01 August, 2019

Australia

284/10

(80.4) RR 3.52

v/s
England

374/10

(135.5) RR 2.75

Australia beat England by 251 runs

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  • 21:39 (IST)

    100 FOR BURNS: And after being stuck in the 90s for a long while, Burns finally pushes for a single and gets to his maiden Test ton. Well played, Burns. It's 205/4 now for England. 

  • 21:18 (IST)

    OUT: And here is another wicket. Cummins gets the ball to bounce more than what Buttler expected, and he ends up giving a catch to Bancroft at slips. He departs for 5 as England now move to 194/4. 

  • 21:00 (IST)

    OUT: And out of no where Australia have a wicket. Pattinson gets the ball to hit Denly's pad and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. Denly departs for 18 as England now move to 189/3. 

  • 20:52 (IST)

    FOUR: Pattinson comes back into the attack. And he starts with a wayward fulltoss. The next ball Denly cracks a four through long off. This is great batting by this English pair. It's 189/2. 

  • 20:44 (IST)

    FOUR: Cummins starts another over but hasn't looked at his best in this innings. The key for Australia will be to go back to Siddle, who can generate better pace off this deck. Meanwhile, Burns crunches one through the covers for a four that takes him into the 90s. England are 185/2. 

23:14 (IST)
Says a lot about England's batting today
23:03 (IST)

Another over for Lyon. England are trying to take their time in between overs. And a riveting day of Test cricket comes to an end. Burns ends the day on 125. England finish the day on 267/4, and still trail by 17 runs. 

22:55 (IST)

Lyon starts another over, in what could perhaps be last of the day. Both Burns and Stokes have played exceptionally well. And the over comes to an end as England are now 265/4. 

22:46 (IST)

Lyon starts another over and Burns gets a lucky four as he edges one past the slip fielder. England are moving closer to wiping off the deficit. Another over comes to an end as England moves to 259/4 in 86 overs.

22:39 (IST)

Pattinson continues. It's been an excellent day for England, where they have stamped their authority and batted Australia out of this match. And Rory Burns has been exceptional with his ton. England are now 252/4 after 84.3 overs. 

22:32 (IST)

There is movement for Pattinson but the lines he is bowling is not going to help him get a wicket. This pair has already added 49 runs together and are looking good for more. England are now 243/4 in 83 overs. 

22:26 (IST)

And here comes the second new ball for the Aussies as Cummins starts a fresh over. The is a little bit of movement off the deck. Another over comes to an end as England now move to 242/4 in 82 overs. 

22:20 (IST)

So the new ball is available now. But Australia still haven't opted for it. Nathan Lyon continues with his off-spinners. England are in a very comfortable position at the moment. Another over comes to an end as the score now moves to 242/4 in 81 overs. 

22:14 (IST)
Wade in his bowling run-up
22:10 (IST)

Another change in the bowling as Travis Head comes on. And Burns gets a four through the off side. This is easy pickings for both the Englishmen. England now move to 239/4 as the trail now comes down to 45. 

22:01 (IST)

Now a surprise move as Wade comes into the attack. Australia are just looking to get that new ball that is due in close to 5 overs. Meanwhile, Wade bowls a wide delivery. England move to 224/4. 

21:57 (IST)
This was the moment for Burns
21:50 (IST)

Another over for Lyon. He has looked like picking up a wicket every over and Stokes & Burns have struggled against him. But England are slowly moving towards the Aussie total. England are 211/4. 

21:42 (IST)
Good knock by the southpaw
21:39 (IST)

100 FOR BURNS: And after being stuck in the 90s for a long while, Burns finally pushes for a single and gets to his maiden Test ton. Well played, Burns. It's 205/4 now for England. 

21:32 (IST)

The struggle continues for Burns as he still searching for a run to complete his maiden ton. Lyon is trying his best to stop him and bowls a maiden. England remain at 202/4 after 69 overs. 

21:24 (IST)

Lyon comes back into the attack and Australia sense there is an opportunity to put pressure on England. And he nearly had Burns as the ball turns sharply, just missing the edge of the bat. This is excellent comeback by the Aussies. After 66 overs it's 197/4. 

21:18 (IST)

OUT: And here is another wicket. Cummins gets the ball to bounce more than what Buttler expected, and he ends up giving a catch to Bancroft at slips. He departs for 5 as England now move to 194/4. 

21:15 (IST)

This is the time when Australia can really strike back. Burns is struggling at the moment and if he departs, Australia could well be in the game. For now the score moves to 194/3. 

21:08 (IST)

This is good time for the Australian bowling unit. They have managed to create good pressure on the batsmen, especially Burns who is in his 90s at the moment. And the ball change has made a difference too. It's 193/3 after 63.5 overs. 

21:00 (IST)

OUT: And out of no where Australia have a wicket. Pattinson gets the ball to hit Denly's pad and the umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. Denly departs for 18 as England now move to 189/3. 

20:52 (IST)

FOUR: Pattinson comes back into the attack. And he starts with a wayward fulltoss. The next ball Denly cracks a four through long off. This is great batting by this English pair. It's 189/2. 

20:44 (IST)

FOUR: Cummins starts another over but hasn't looked at his best in this innings. The key for Australia will be to go back to Siddle, who can generate better pace off this deck. Meanwhile, Burns crunches one through the covers for a four that takes him into the 90s. England are 185/2. 

20:40 (IST)

Lyon continues. He has bowled well in patches but has remained unlucky. The key here will be to get a couple of quick wickets here or Australia will fall behind in this match. Another over comes to an end England are 179/2. 

20:35 (IST)

And the final session of the day gets underway. Lyon starts the proceedings. Australia are in dire need of a wicket here. England are going along nicely at the momet. The score moves to 178/2. 

20:18 (IST)

England go into tea with the score at 170-2 - they trail by 114 runs. 

20:12 (IST)

Denly's been measured in his approach thus far but Siddle goes just slightly wide and full and that is license enough for the batsman to play a well-executed cover drive that goes for four. England are 170-2. 

20:08 (IST)

Siddle and Lyon continue to give nothing away to the English batsmen. They'll know that if they can get another wicket soon then it's very much game on, especially since Root is already back in the pavillion. 

20:00 (IST)

Neither Burns nor Denly looking for quick runs at this point, which is a good strategy since not only did they just lose Root but the session is nearing it's latter parts. England will want these two to build another big partnership. 

19:54 (IST)

Joe Denly is the new man in. The over after Root's dismissal sees Lyon bowl five good balls to Burns before finishing off with a short and wide ball that gets slashed away for a boundary. 

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England vs Australia, Ashes 2019, 1st Test Match at Birmingham, Day 2 Highlights: As it Happened

England vs Australia, Latest Updates:Another over for Lyon. England are trying to take their time in between overs. And a riveting day of Test cricket comes to an end. Burns ends the day on 125. England finish the day on 267/4, and still trail by 17 runs.

Day 1 Round-up: Steve Smith marked his return to Test cricket with a hundred before Australia were bowled out for 284 on the opening day of the Ashes series against England at Edgbaston on Thursday (August 1).

England openers Rory Burns and Jason Roy safely negotiated two over before the close of play to finish at 10 for no loss to trail Australia by 274 runs after the first day's play. Pat Cummins and James Pattinson bowled an over each for Australia.

The former Australia captain was playing his first match at this level since completing a 12-month ban for his role in a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa last year. Australia were struggling at 17-2 when Smith walked in to bat after current captain Tim Paine won the toss.

And they were in dire straits at 122-8. But their last two wickets more than doubled the score before Smith was last man out for 144 - his 24th Test century.

Stuart Broad, who eventually bowled Smith, led England's attack with 5-86 in an innings in which 37-year-old spearhead James Anderson only managed four overs before leaving the field with a calf injury.

Earlier, Broad and Chris Woakes tore through Australia's batting line-up on the opening day of the first Ashes Test on Thursday, with Steve Smith fighting a lone battle to keep the rampant World Cup winners at bay.

The visitors were struggling at 154-8 at tea in the game at Edgbaston, with Broad (4-38) and Woakes (3-35) sharing seven wickets between them. Smith, one of three Australia players returning to Test action after serving lengthy bans for ball-tampering, was unbeaten on 66 as rain started to fall during the interval.

England's performance was especially impressive given James Anderson, their all-time leading Test wicket-taker, bowled just four overs before going for a scan on a right calf injury. Australia struggled to combat the moving ball in English conditions but the true worth of their score will only become apparent when England, shot out for just 85 by Ireland at Lord's last week, bat.

Joe Root's buoyant side are looking to round off an already memorable season by completing a World Cup and Ashes double.

Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss for the Ashes holders, looking to win their first Test series away to England in 18 years, and took the bold decision to bat first. A partisan crowd booed the visitors when they walked out for the pre-match anthem ceremony.

David Warner and Smith at least knew what to expect, having been given similar rough treatment during the recent World Cup, which saw England beat defending champions Australia in an Edgbaston semi-final.

Dangerous left-handed opener Warner was lbw to Broad for two and did not bother with a review, even though technology suggested the ball would have missed leg stump. As the initial exultant cheers from the crowd at an early wicket died down, Warner was subjected to a prolonged chorus of boos on his walk back to the pavilion, with spectators in the Hollies Stand waving strips of sandpaper and shouting "cheerio".

Fellow opener Cameron Bancroft, who was banned along with Smith and Warner after he applied sandpaper to the ball during a Test in Cape Town last year, hit two boundaries but then edged a fine Broad delivery that bounced and cut away to England captain Root at first slip.

The combination of Bancroft departing and Smith walking in to bat prompted the loudest jeers of the morning. Usman Khawaja then departed for 13, caught behind by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow off Woakes although, in an innings where the umpires had several decisions overturned, England needed a review to confirm a dismissal that left Australia 35-3.

Smith and Travis Head saw Australia to a lunch score of 83-3. But a fourth-wicket stand of 64 ended when Head was lbw to Woakes for 35, with new batsman Matthew Wade falling in similar fashion to leave Australia 105-5.

In between those dismissals, Smith successfully reviewed after being given out lbw for 34 to Broad after not playing a shot. He was in dire need of solid support but wicketkeeper Paine fell for just five when he carelessly hooked Broad to deep square leg.

An undaunted Smith completed a 119-ball fifty featuring just four fours, with Peter Siddle seven not out at tea after overturning an lbw decision on nought following a clear inside edge. Australia have not won a match of any kind at Edgbaston since 2001, while England have won their past 11 internationals at the Birmingham ground.

The match is the first of the ICC's new World Test Championship, with players' names and squad numbers displayed on the backs of their shirts for the first time in 142 years of Test cricket.

Ashes-holders Australia are looking to win their first Test series away to England for 18 years.

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