England captain Ben Stokes scored a brilliant 155, but could not guide his side to victory in the second Ashes 2023 Test against Australia at Lord’s on Sunday, July 2. The left-hander struck nine fours and as many sixes in a belligerent knock to give England hopes of chasing down 371. However, the hosts could not stand up to the challenge after losing their captain and finished on 327 all-out.
England and Australia fought tooth and nail on Day 2 of the second Ashes 2023 Test at Lord’s on Thursday, June 29. At stumps on Day 2, the match was pretty much evenly poised. The day began with Australia resuming their first innings on 339/5. They would have been hoping for 500, but England did well to restrict them to 416, claiming the last five wickets for 77 runs.
England will be going in with an all-pace attack for the second Ashes 2023 Test, which begins at the iconic Lord’s in London on Wednesday, June 28. While off-spinner Moeen Ali, who struggled with a blistered finger at Edgbaston has been dropped, he has not been replaced by a slow bowler.
Seasoned Aussie left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc has asserted that he is ready to go if picked for the second Ashes Test against England at Lord's, which begins on Wednesday, June 28. Starc was dropped for the first Test at Edgbaston as Scott Boland was picked over him. However, the Australian management has given a strong indication that Starc might get the nod for the Lord’s game.