21 Jul 2015

England lost for words after Test capitulation

3:13 pm on 21 July 2015

England's cricket captain Alistair Cook was scrambling for answers after his side's dismissal for just 103 runs gave Australia a series levelling victory by 405 runs in the second Test at Lord's.

England cricketer Alistair Cook.

England cricketer Alistair Cook. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Pace bowler Mitchell Johnson ripped through the England middle order overnight taking 3-27 as the hosts were skittled for 103.

Australia had declared just before lunch on day four at 254 for two, setting England a target of 509, and midway through the second session the home team had collapsed to 40 for five.

The margin of England's loss was the biggest to Australia since 1948.

The Australian opening batsman Chris Rogers was forced to retire hurt due to a sudden bout of dizziness, and it's feared he could be suffering from delayed concussion.

Edgbaston, Birmingham hosts the third Ashes Test starting on the 29th of this month.

In the meantime Australia start a three-day game against Derbyshire on Thursday night.

Look back at the match commentary here: