England crush Australia at Lord's to take 2-0 lead

Monday, 22 July 2013 - 8:01


England crushed Australia by 347 runs at Lord's to take a 2-0 lead in the series and tighten their grip on the Ashes urn.

The hosts bowled Australia out for 235 late on the fourth day, having set them a notional 583 to win after declaring on 349-7 when Joe Root was dismissed for 180.

The tourists' last-wicket pair frustrated England for an hour and threatened to take the match into a final day.

But with just four balls remaining before a delayed close, Graeme Swann trapped James Pattinson lbw for 35 to send England's players into delighted celebrations.