20 Jul 2013

Australia all out for 128 as England take advantage

7:08 am on 20 July 2013

It's been England's day in the second Ashes cricket test at Lord's - the hosts lead by 264 runs in their second innings, after bowling Australia out for just 128, then reaching 31 for three at stumps on day two.

England were bowled out for 361 before lunch, with Ryan Harris taking a five-wicket bag, though Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann took England past the 350 mark with a spirited last wicket partnership of 48 from 40 balls, with Swann batting in the unaccustomed position of number 11.

Then the tourists collapsed in spectacular fashion. In the over before lunch Australia were 42 without loss in reply to England's 361, but 40 overs later they were all out for 128.

Opening batsman Shane Watson's 30 was Australia's highest score.

England will resume with Joe Root on 18 and nightwatchman Tim Bresnan yet to get off the mark.

England didn't enforce the follow-on.