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Cricket: Torrid Times for Second test?

  • July 18th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Cricket England 14.7.13England and Australia faced heatwave conditions at Lords, in London for the second Ashes Cricket Test this Thursday 18.7.13.

England had announced the same team to play that defeated Australia by 14 runs on Sunday, 14.7.13, at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

The Australians were denying trouble in the camp, alleged in court documents by the former coach, Mickey Arthur, who is suing Cricket Australia over his recent dismissal.

The first test for Australia was marked by failures in the top and middle order batting, and dramatic late fight-backs.

Ashton Agar, 19, on debut, at number 11, saved Australia’s first innings with his record-making 98.

In the second innings wicket-keeper Brad Haddin, 35, top-scored for the Australians with 71, wearing away at a healthy England lead, until caught – in a decision that required the third umpire to over-turn an original not-out call.

It was the last ball of the day; Australia were all out.

See CATV Video highlights: http://www.cricket.com.au/media-gallery/video/First-Ashes-Test-Match-Highlights

Scores for the First test in the series of five:

England all out 296, 280.
Australia all out 375, 215.

See EUAustralia Online, Cricket: New Hero, 11.7.13.

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