Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

WEB NEWS

Trash collection goes high tech

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users react to escalating violence in Gaza

Read more

FASHION

Paris, Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015.

Read more

REPORTERS

Exclusive: an unlikely victim of the 'War on Terror'

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

2014-07-11 21:47 AFRICA NEWS

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Finally, a good use for new app "Yo"

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 11 July 2014

Read more

#THE 51%

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

Read more

  • Germany defeat Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

    Read more

  • Thousands flee northern Gaza after Israel warning

    Read more

  • Major differences remain as deadline looms in Iran nuclear talks

    Read more

  • Paris’s Bastille Day fireworks ‘an homage to victims’ of WWI

    Read more

  • French military to extend Mali 'counterterrorism' operations into Sahel

    Read more

  • Legendary conductor Lorin Maazel dies aged 84

    Read more

  • Germany’s Tony Martin wins ninth stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • Boko Haram claims Nigeria attacks and supports Iraqi militants

    Read more

  • French court lifts mayor’s ban on Muslim hijab at beach

    Read more

  • Shells land in Russia as eastern Ukrainians flee fighting

    Read more

  • Rival Libyan militias exchange heavy fire at Tripoli airport

    Read more

  • Iraqi parliament fails to agree on new leadership

    Read more

  • Afghan presidential candidates agree to full vote audit, Kerry says

    Read more

  • Last of the Ramones, Tommy Ramone, dies aged 62

    Read more

England win first Ashes test at Lord's in 75 years

©

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-08-21

Australia was bowled out for 406 on the fifth and final day of the second Ashes Test after England bowler 'Freddie' Flintoff (photo centre) took five wickets for 92 runs. It's the first time in 75 years that England has won the Ashes at Lord's.

AFP - England won an Ashes Test at Lord's for the first time in 75 years as they beat Australia by 115 runs in the second Test here on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
   
Australia, set a record 522 to win, were bowled out for 406 on the fifth and final day with fast bowling all-rounder Andrew Flintoff taking five wickets for 92 runs and off-spinner Graeme Swann four for 87.
   
England, who clung on for a draw in the first Test in Cardiff, made a sound start with captain Andrew Strauss scoring 161 in a first innings total of 425.
   
Swing bowler James Anderson then took Test-best figures against Australia of four wickets for 77 runs as the touring team were bowled out for 215 in reply.
   
Strauss decided against enforcing the follow-on and, thanks to brisk fifties from Paul Collingwood and Matthew Prior saw England make 311 for six before he declared their second innings before play on Sunday.
   
Australia were then left needing to set a world record for the highest fourth innings total to win a Test, surpassing the 418 for seven made by the West Indies against Australia in Antigua in 2002/03, to win.
   
England, aided by some favourable umpiring decisions, reduced them to 128 for five before a sixth-wicket stand of 185 between Michael Clarke (136) and Brad Haddin (80) revived Ashes-holders Australia's hopes.
   
But Flintoff removed Haddin with his fourth ball Monday and from then on wickets fell steadily before Swann bowled Mitchell Johnson (63) to wrap up the match shortly before lunch.
   
The third Test of the series starts at Edgbaston on July 30.
   

   
Brief scores:
   
England 425 (A Strauss 161, A Cook 95; B Hilfenhaus 4-103, M Johnson 3-132) and 311-6 dec (M Prior 61, P Collingwood 54; N Hauritz 3-80)
   
Australia 215 (M Hussey 51; J Anderson 4-55, G Onions 3-41) and 406 (M Clarke 136, B Haddin 80, M Johnson 63; A Flintoff 5-92, G Swann 4-87)
   

   
Result: England won by 115 runs

Date created : 2009-07-20

Comments

COMMENT(S)