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England wins 2nd Ashes Test against Australia by 115 runs : Ahead by 1:0

20 July 2009 2,924 views One Comment

England wins 2nd test of Ashes 2009What a victory for England, the 5th day morning all the way went for England and they beat Australia by 115 runs. Finally wait of 75 years of beating Australia at Lord’s has over for England. Flintoff took 5 wickets and showed his importance to England team by once again proving himself a match winner.

Australia started from 313/5 on the last day and was 209 runs behind the score and chasing with just 5 wicket sin hand. But earlier when the play started Flintoff strike like a storm at Australia and took Haddin off to field. That was a major break through for England. And than rest of the wickets fall periodically for Australia and they lost the match.

In the first innings England played really well and scored 425 runs in which Strauss and Cook showed and extra ordinary play and made 161 and 95 runs respectively. Hilfenhaus and Johnson did better bowling for 4/103 and 3/132 respectively. In answer Australia all out for just 215 runs and only Hussey and Katich played better by making 51 and 48 runs respectively. England bowling was at the best and Anderson (4/55) and Onions (3/41) swap whole Australian team.

In the second innings England started with the lead of 210 runs, played once again really well and made 6/311 and declared the inning. Collingwood (54) and Prior (61) helped England to put a huge target for Australia. Australia tried to answer well and made 406 runs but they did not able to stop Flintoff (5/92) and Swann (4/87) who swap whole Australian team. Clarke (136) and Haddin (80) tried to do well for Australia but they lost the test.

Once again Flintoff, who was declared as Man of the Match, has proved that he is the key player for England team and team will fill difficulty after he will retire after current ashes series. Check out the final score as well as Ashes Schedule for next match.

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  • www.rambhai.com said:

    England wins 2nd Ashes Test against Australia by 115 runs…

    Finally wait of 75 years of beating Australia at Lords has over for England…

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