England beat Australia at Lord’s after 75 years
England trounced Australia in the second test at Lord’s ending 75 years of no-win at the Mecca of cricket. The last time they won there was in 1934.
England registered a 115-run win over Australia on the final day of the second Test on Monday. Australia set a huge target of 522 to win were bowled out for 406 shortly before lunch on the fifth day. England has taken a 1-0 lead in the five-test Ashes series having drawn the first test at Cardiff.
Andrew Flintoff, who announced he would retire from Test cricket at the end of this series, took five wickets for 92 runs in 27 overs, on Monday. Off-spinner Graeme Swann provided good support with four for 87.
Michael Clarke did his best to deny England with a great innings of 136 but ultimately could not prevent the defeat.