Day two recap
We round up all the action, analysis and opinion as the bowlers dominated on day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's
Last Updated: 20/07/13 8:54pm
After England were dismissed for a respectable 361 early in the day, spinner Graeme Swann took 5-44 to help skittle the tourists for just 128.
Skipper Alastair Cook chose not to enforce the follow on and instead set about building a huge lead, but having lost three wickets before the end of the day, his side have not put the match beyond Australia's reach yet.
With the dust settling on another breathless day, we bring you the pick of the action, reaction and opinion.
The tourists were looking to kick on after an encouraging opening day, but a final-wicket stand of 48 between Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann gave England's first innings a late boost when play resumed on day two. And Australia's problems were compounded in the afternoon session as Swann tore through their middle order, leaving opener Shane Watson as the top-scorer with 30. With the destruction completed, the follow-on was eschewed and the hosts opted to bat again. However, Peter Siddle toppled three batsmen before the close to retain a glimmer of hope for Australia.
Best of the day
Once again we were spoilt for choice when compiling our pick of the day feature. The bowlers dominated, so it was only logical that Swann should be given the man of the day honours after finishing with figures of 5-44 to get his name on the Lord's honours board for the second time. It was Tim Bresnan who produced the ball of the day, however, to trap Shane Watson lbw just before lunch. Click here for the rest of the highlights, including catch of the day and another DRS controversy.
Swann was delighted with his day's work as he claimed a five-wicket haul to help England take control. The spinner said his side would have "bitten anyone's hand off" if they had been offered Australia's first-innings total of 128. But he was left a little sheepish after somehow dismissing Chris Rogers with a rank full toss, drawing an lbw decision which would have been overturned had it been reviewed. "It's quite simply the worst ball I've bowed, it just slipped out of my hand," Swann said. "It was truly awful cricket. I was a bit embarrassed but I'm sure Chris Rogers was more embarrassed."
Pulling no punches
New Australia coach Darren Lehmann looks no closer to claiming his first Test win since taking the reins after the second day at Lord's. And the straight-talking Aussie did not shield his players from criticism following another poor display with the bat. "We didn't bat well, full stop," he said. "The big thing for us is making more runs. It's simple. The top order failed again, and we need to make sure we're actually learning from our mistakes."
Australia legend Shane Warne had a day to remember at Lord's as he was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. Watching his country's efforts on day two did not prove to be as enjoyable, however, as the tourists' batting order capitulated in the afternoon. At the end of the day he took some time out to share his thoughts, saying: "Australia have had a bit of a horror. They have had a shocking day with the bat, but they bowled pretty well and clawed (it) back later in the day. They will be clinging to the hope that they can do that (again) tomorrow."