Ashes 2013: Video Highlights from Day 1 at Lord's

Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalJuly 18, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18:  Steve Smith of Australia celebrates the wicket of Matt Prior of England with Phil Hughes during day one of the 2nd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 18, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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Most agreed it was Australia's day at Lord's, after England closed the opening day of the second Ashes Test on 289-7.

In the morning session, Australia dismissed England captain Alastair Cook and fellow opener Joe Root cheaply—with Shane Watson and Ryan Harris making the early breakthroughs for the tourists.

Cook had won the toss, but his decision to bat was put in further doubt when Harris had Kevin Pietersen caught behind for just two runs.

Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell steadied the ship somewhat to take England to lunch at 80-3.

The afternoon session saw England mount a response, but no sooner had Trott reached his half-century than he holed out to give Harris his third wicket of the day.

Jonny Bairstow was next in for England, and together with Bell, who duly passed 50, they led England to tea on a score of 183-4.

Bell motored on to reach his century after tea. As pointed out by BBC Sport, in doing so Bell became just the fourth England batsman to score consecutive tons in three Test matches.

He was gone soon after though, victim to Australian leg-spinner Steven Smith, who also claimed Bairstow's wicket with a caught-and-bowled dismissal.

Smith, masquerading as Shane Warne for the day, wasn't done yet. Matt Prior was next to fall to bowling—caught behind by Brad Haddin.


That left England seven down, and with Jimmy Anderson and Tim Bresnan at the crease. There they stayed until close, with England on 289.