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AUS vs ENG- Ashes 1st Test Day 2 Highlights- Travis Head smashes century, Australia lead by 196 runs; AUS 343/7 at Stumps

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AUS vs ENG 1st Test: Australia lead by 196 runs at Day 2 stumps- Australia made a great start to Day 2 with the bat. David Warner (94) and Marnus Labuschagne (74) made the most of the first innings. While Warner got a lifeline after Ben Stokes’ no-ball, Labuschagne looked impressive for his fifty. Travis Head then went to score an unbeaten century in the final session to hurt England despite multiple blows. He played like a One Day International and scored 112 runs off just 95 balls that comprised 13 fours and a couple of sixes. Follow InsideSport.IN for AUS vs ENG LIVE updates. 

As a result, Australia went to take a massive lead of 196 runs with 3 wickets in hand. They would look to stretch the lead to 250 and then put England under pressure. Meanwhile, Ollie Robinson brought back England in the match with crucial wickets. Steve Smith, Alex Carey departed cheaply at scores of just 3 and 12 runs.

At stumps, Australia’s score read 343/7 with the hosts extending their lead to 196 runs. Head (112*) and Mitchell Starc (10*) are currently unbeaten at the crease. Resuming the third and final session at 193/3, Australia lost back-to-back wickets of David Warner (94) and Cameron Green (0) and were reduced to 195/5. Warner and Green were dismissed by Ollie Robinson.

Alex Carey and Travis Head then got together at the crease and the duo put on 41 runs for the sixth wicket, however, this stand was cut short by Chris Woakes as he dismissed Carey (12) in the 65th over.

Pat Cummins also departed after playing a 12-run knock but Head played a counter-attacking inning and he went on to bring up his century, further consolidating Australia’s position in the match.

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Earlier on a rain-hit Day 1, England won the toss and decide to bat first, but the decision massively backfired for Joe Root and Co, who were bowled out for just 147. Australia will now hope to kick on and put on a massive lead on the board, with rainfall predicted to interrupt proceedings during the game.

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AUS vs ENG- Ashes 1st Test Day 2 Stumps- Travis Head smashes century, Australia lead by 196 runs

AUS vs ENG LIVE: Ashes 1st Test Day 2, 3rd session

  • Travis Head smashes a century

  • Travis Head scored his first century in Ashes. Earlier, he had scored only one half-century in 4 Tests. 
  • Head in total has scored a century in Tests after two years
  • His last century was scored on 26 December 2019 against New Zealand in Melbourne
  • This is Head’s third century in Test cricket. Head has scored all three centuries in Australia.


  • WICKET! Captain vs Captain- Joe Root removes Pat Cummins

  • SIX! Travis Head takes on Jack Leach, it follows OVERTHROWS from England
  • FIFTY for Travis Head, brings it with a boundary 
  • FOUR! Travis Head looks phenomenal, hits a boundary off Mark Wood towards the backward point.
  • WICKET! Alex Carey fails to make a mark on debut Test, caught out to Ollie Pope off Chris Woakes.
  • SIX! Travis Head continues his superb start to Ashes, takes on Joe Root
  • Three FOURS from Travis Head in the same over, Ben Stokes takes a beating
  • FOURS! Boundaries for debutant Alex Carey and Travis Head
  • FOUR! Travis head takes Australia score to a 200-run mark with a boundary
  • Robinson on a hat-trick, Chris Green bowled 
  • David Warner OUT, Ollie Robinson provides crucial breakthrough. 

AUS vs ENG- Ashes 1st Test Day 2 Stumps- Travis Head smashes century, Australia lead by 196 runs

Australia 1st Innings 343/7 (84 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
David Warner c Ben Stokes b Ollie Robinson 94 176 11 2 53.41
Marcus Harris c DJ Malan b Ollie Robinson 3 17 0 0 17.65
Marnus Labuschagne c Mark Wood b MJ Leach 74 117 6 2 63.25
Steven Smith c Jos Buttler b Mark Wood 12 19 2 0 63.16
Travis Head Not out 112 95 12 2 117.89
Cameron Green b Ollie Robinson 0 1 0 0 0.00
Alex Carey (WK) c Ollie Pope b Chris Woakes 12 32 1 0 37.50
Pat Cummins (C) c H Hameed b JE Root 12 27 0 0 44.44
Mitchell Starc Not out 10 24 1 0 41.67
Extra 14 (b 4, w 2, nb 4, lb 4)
Total 343/7 (84)
Yet To Bat Nathan LyonJosh Hazlewood
Chris Woakes 20 7 56 1 2.80
Ollie Robinson 18 8 48 3 2.67
Mark Wood 20 4 57 1 2.85
Ben Stokes 9 0 50 0 5.56
Jack Leach 11 0 95 1 8.64
Joe Root 6 0 29 1 4.83
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
MS Harris 1-10 5.2
Marnus Labuschagne 2-166 47.2
Steven Smith 3-189 52.6
David Warner 4-195 55.2
C Green 5-195 55.3
AT Carey 6-236 64.4
Pat Cummins 7-306 75.6
Match Details

AUS vs ENG LIVE: Ashes 1st Test Day 2, 2nd session

  • WICKET! Mark Wood gets rid of dangerous Steve Smith cheaply, caught out to Jos Buttler.
  • FOUR! Steve Smith announces his arrival with a boundary.
  • WICKET! Six followed by a wicket, Labuschagne loses his calm only to get caught out at the backward point
  • FOUR! Slog sweep by David Warner
  • FOUR! Labuschagne flicks aerially towards backward square leg, the ball beats the fielder.
  • FOUR! David Warner lashes on to a fuller delivery from Ollie Robinson.
  • FOUR! Warner smashes Mark Wood towards backward square
  • Warner brings up his half-century
  • David Warner gets a second lifeline, Rory Burns drops him at slips
AUS vs ENG LIVE: Ashes 1st Test Day 2- 3rd hour, 1st session
  • FIFTY up for Labuschangne
  • SIX! Labuschangne goes after a big one against Leach and connects it sweetly
  • FOUR! Labuschangne punishes Jack leach to make it a big over for Australia (17 runs)
  • SIX! David Warner hits Jack Leach straight down the ground. Follows it with another SIX in the same- This time into the stands.

AUS vs ENG LIVE: Ashes 1st Test Day 2- 2nd hour, 1st session

  • FOUR! Labuschangne punishes Stokes through the covers.
  • FOUR! Warner drives it towards extra cover, half-volley got what it deserved
  • FOUR! David Warner survives again, the ball falls short of slips and raises away to the boundary.

AUS vs ENG LIVE: Ashes 1st Test Day 2- 1st hour, 1st session

  • Ben Stokes brought into the attack, bowls out David Warner. NO BALL
  • FOUR! Labuschangne brings up his first boundary, a thick outside edge towards the third slip. He smashes another boundary during the same over, this time under complete control towards mid-off.
  • WICKET! Ollie Robinson strikes, Marcus Harris departs cheaply, caught to Dawid Malan in slips. Marnus Labuschangne joins Warner in the middle.
  • FOUR! Beautiful drive by David Warner towards long-off, pure timing
  • David Warner and Marcus Harris begin batting for Australia. Chris Woakes and Ollie Robinson begin proceedings for England.

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Day 2 revised session timings (local time):
First session – 9:30 – 12:00
Second session – 12:40 – 14:40
Third session – 15:00 – 17:00
98 overs scheduled for the day

England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat on Day 1 of the first Ashes Test. However, an inspired bowling attack, led by newly appointed captain Pat Cummins were out for blood as they skittled out England for 147. Cummins made headlines with his epic five-wicket haul, while Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood also chipped in with wickets as England offered little resistance.

AUS vs ENG LIVE: Ashes 1st Test Day 2 – England look for answers as Cummins led Aussies skittle out visitors for 147 – Follow Live Updates

Jos Buttler and Ollie Pope tried to fight their way through with a counter-attacking partnership but were sent back to the pavilion in quick succession in what was a day to remember for the Aussies. However, the rest of the Day 1 was washed out due to rain and the hosts will now begin their inning on Day 2.

Australia will have their tails up with England missing the services of both Stuart Broad and James Anderson for the series opener. While Anderson was rested for the game, Broad was not picked, with Root opting for the trio of Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Ollie Robinson with Ben Stokes for company.

Also Read: AUS vs ENG 1st Test Day 1 Stumps: Rain plays spoilsport, Pat Cummins’ fifer puts Australia ahead; England all out for 147 in Ashes opener

AUS vs ENG LIVE: Ashes 1st Test Day 2 – England look for answers as Cummins led Aussies skittle out visitors for 147 – Follow Live Updates

The conditions are likely to be overcast with rainfall expected during the game, and England seamers led by Woakes will hope to make full use of the conditions and get some early wickets to put pressure back on the Aussies. The conditions are suitable for batting with the ball coming onto the bat nicely, and Australia will hope for a big first-innings total to pile pressure on the visitors.

England 1st Innings147/10 (50.1 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Rory Burns b Mitchell Starc 0 1 0 0 0.00
Haseeb Hameed c Steven Smith b Pat Cummins 25 75 3 0 33.33
Dawid Malan c AT Carey b Josh Hazlewood 6 9 1 0 66.67
Joe Root (C) c David Warner b Josh Hazlewood 0 9 0 0 0.00
Ben Stokes c Marnus Labuschagne b Pat Cummins 5 21 1 0 23.81
Ollie Pope c Josh Hazlewood b C Green 35 79 2 0 44.30
Jos Buttler (WK) c AT Carey b Mitchell Starc 39 58 5 0 67.24
Chris Woakes c Josh Hazlewood b Pat Cummins 21 24 4 0 87.50
Ollie Robinson c AT Carey b Pat Cummins 0 3 0 0 0.00
Mark Wood c MS Harris b Pat Cummins 8 15 1 0 53.33
Jack Leach Not out 2 7 0 0 28.57
Extra 6 (b 0, w 1, nb 0, lb 5)
Total 147/10 (50.1)
Mitchell Starc 12 2 35 2 2.92
Josh Hazlewood 13 4 42 2 3.23
Pat Cummins 13.1 3 38 5 2.89
Nathan Lyon 9 2 21 0 2.33
Cameron Green 3 1 6 1 2.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Rory Burns 1-0 0.1
DJ Malan 2-11 3.2
JE Root 3-11 5.5
Ben Stokes 4-29 12.4
H Hameed 5-60 26.4
Jos Buttler 6-112 40.3
Ollie Pope 7-118 43.1
Ollie Robinson 8-122 44.3
Mark Wood 9-144 48.3
Chris Woakes 10-147 50.1


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