Australia set 267 to win second Ashes Test by England

This series is the first being played under the International Cricket Council´s new concussion substitute regulations.

By AFP
August 18, 2019
England´s Ben Stokes watches the ball after playing a second shot for six runs. Photo: AFP 

Australia faced a target of 267 in 48 overs to win the second Ashes Test after England captain Joe Root declared his side´s second innings on 258-5 at Lord´s on Sunday.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes was 115 not out when Root closed the innings after lunch on the last day.

Australia are without Steve Smith. The star batsman was ruled out with a concussion suffered when he was hit by a Jofra Archer bouncer during his 92 on Saturday.

Australia lead the five-match series 1-0 after their 251-run victory in the first Test at Edgbaston last week.

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