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Ashes 2013 Scorecard: Video Highlights, Session Recap from Day 2 at the Oval

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 22: Alastair Cook of England hits out during day two of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the Kia Oval on August 22, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterAugust 22, 2013

After rain kept play on hold for much of the day in south London, Australia resumed in the fifth Test and batted their way into a strong position.

Steve Smith reached his first century, an unbeaten 137, and the tail chipped in with some runs as Australia declared on 492-9.

England negotiated 17.3 overs until the close of play, with opening duo Alastair Cook and Joe Root managing to get to the close unscathed.


Morning Session: Australia 307-4

No play was possible in the morning. Overnight rain had cleared but returned at the scheduled start time.

Lunch was taken earlier than scheduled, and play finally began at 14:30.


Afternoon Session: Australia 397-6

Smith's progress to his first Test century ensured the session was Australia's, as England bowled respectably but unsuccessfully in favourable conditions.

James Anderson removed nightwatchman Peter Siddle with a sumptuous outswinger, while Brad Haddin departed after chopping a ball from Jonathan Trott on to his stumps.

Smith, however, showed no nerves as he lashed a maximum over mid on to reach three figures.


Evening Session: Australia 492-9 Dec, England 32-0

England made a steady start in reply to Australia's declaration.

The England fielding slowed to a crawl as they waited for the tourists to put them into bat—and Michael Clarke's declaration came a little earlier than expected.

England held their nerve and reached 32 without loss when the umpires called play off just before the 19:30 cutoff, with the light fading in the London evening.


Here is the scorecard, courtesy of the BBC:

Australia 1st Innings 492 for 9 declared (128.5 overs)

Rogersc Trottb Swann2313510030
Warnerc Priorb Anderson6181110
Watsonc Pietersenb Broad176341247251
Clarke b Anderson7423900
Smithnot out 138383241162
Siddle b Anderson23352720
Haddin b Trott30885750
Faulknerc Trottb Woakes23272140
Starc b Swann1313810
Harrisc and b Anderson 33322712
Lyonnot out 0 000
Extras5nb 2w 1b 12lb20 
Totalfor 9492(128.5 ovs)
Fall of Wicket 

England 1st Innings 32 for 0 (17.3 overs)

Cooknot out 17725020
Rootnot out 13725520
Extras0nb 0w 1b 1lb2 
Totalfor 032(17.3 ovs)


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