Ashes 2013: England thrash Australia

England handed over a humiliating defeat to Australia at the Lord’s to lead the Ashes Series 2013 2-0. Australia lost by 347 runs, their third worst defeat in Tests. The Poms dominated the Kangaroos from the Day 1 and registered a resounding victory.

Joe-RootChasing a victory target of 583, Australia could manage just 235 in the second innings. Graeme Swann was the pick of the bowlers, as he took four wickets. Joe Root was declared ‘Man of the Match’ for his all-round performance. In the first Test, England had won by 14 runs in a thriller.

Scores:

England 361 (Trott 58, Bell 109, Bairstow 67, Broad 33, Swann 28*; Ryan HArris 5/72, Steven Smith 3/18) & 349/7 decl (Joe Root 180, Bresnan 38, Bell 74; Siddle 3/65, Harris 2/31).

Australia 128 (Watson 30, Clarke 28; Swann 5/44, Bresnan 2/28) & Australia 235 (Khawaja 54, Clarke 51, Pattinson 35; Swann 4/78, Anderson 2/55, Bresnan 2/30, Root 2/9).

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