Australia set 267 to win second Ashes Test after England declare | 2019-08-18

Australia set 267 to win second Ashes Test after England declare

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18th August, 2019 09:00:56 printer

Australia set 267 to win second Ashes Test after England declare

Australia faced a target of 267 in 48 overs to win the second Ashes Test after England captain Joe Root declared his side's second innings on 258-5 at Lord's on Sunday.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes was 115 not out when Root closed the innings after lunch on the last day.

Australia are without Steve Smith. The star batsman was ruled out with a concussion suffered when he was hit by a Jofra Archer bouncer during his 92 on Saturday.

Australia lead the five-match series 1-0 after their 251-run victory in the first Test at Edgbaston last week.


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