Ashes 2023, 2nd Test: England shows resilience on Day 2 with impressive batting performance
On Day 2 of the second Ashes’s Test at Lord’s, England displayed a remarkable fightback against Australia, reaching a strong position of 278-4 after bowling out the visitors for 416. Opener Ben Duckett played a crucial role, falling just short of a century with a magnificent knock of 98 in England’s high-scoring “Bazball” style of play.
England began the day with renewed determination, as Stuart Broad and James Anderson quickly dismissed Alex Carey and Mitchell Starc, leaving Australia at 339-5. However, Steve Smith, who had already scored 85 runs on the previous day, continued his stellar form and went on to complete his 32nd test century. He was finally caught by Duckett at second slip off the bowling of Josh Tongue, departing for 110. Captain Pat Cummins