Eng hit back with 3 wkts as Aus extend lead to 313 runs

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England hit back with three wickets, but Australia managed to extend their lead to 313 runs over the hosts in their second innings on Day 4 of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s here on Saturday.

At lunch, Australia were 225/5 with Alex Carey and Cameron Green batting on 10 and 15, respectively. In the first innings, Australia scored 416 runs and in reply, England scored 325 runs, conceding 91 runs lead to the visitors.

Overnight batsmen Usman Khawaja and Smith made runs off run-of-the-mill English bowling in the first half. Stuart Broad however struck in his very first over dismissing Khawaja for 77 of 187 balls

with 12 boundaries.

Travis Head was dropped first ball by James Anderson at widish gully off Josh Tongue, but Smith

was caught by Zak Crawley at deep backward square leg on a pull shot for 34.

Head was bounced out by Broad with Joe Root taking a left-handed stunner. Carey and Green

faced a barrage of short balls, but survived.

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