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Ashes 2015: England vs Australia, 5th Test, Day 2

August 22, 2015, 9:29 AM IST
Ashes 2015: England vs Australia, 5th Test, Day 2

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Australia were on course for a consolation victory in the fifth Ashes Test after reducing England to 107 for 8 in 40 overs on Day 2, with another batting collapse in a wildly unpredictable series.

Ashes 2015: England vs Australia, 5th Test, Day 2

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Steven Smith's 143 — his 11th test century — underpinned Australia's first-innings total of 481 before the tourists' bowlers ripped through the England batting lineup.

Ashes 2015: England vs Australia, 5th Test, Day 2

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Mitchell Starc also scored a gritty 58 off 52 balls to set up Australia's massive score.

Ashes 2015: England vs Australia, 5th Test, Day 2

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In reply, Alastair Cook (22) was bowled by a beauty from offspinner Nathan Lyon off the last ball before tea.

Ashes 2015: England vs Australia, 5th Test, Day 2

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Adam Lyth's dismissal for 19 sparked a collapse from 46 for 1 to 92 for 8 in just 23 overs.

Ashes 2015: England vs Australia, 5th Test, Day 2

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Mitchell Marsh took 3 for 18 in just 7 overs to spark England's collapse.

Ashes 2015: England vs Australia, 5th Test, Day 2

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Peter Siddle's first bowl of the series returned the paceman figures of 2-18.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 Australia 4320 108
3 England 5253 105
4 New Zealand 3449 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7748 121
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 South Africa 5193 110
5 Australia 5854 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 6095 265
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 5248 262
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