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

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

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Rogers c Trott b Swann 23 135 100 3 0
Warner c Prior b Anderson 6 18 11 1 0
Watson c Pietersen b Broad 176 341 247 25 1
Clarke   b Anderson 7 42 39 0 0
Smith not out   138 383 241 16 2
Siddle   b Anderson 23 35 27 2 0
Haddin   b Trott 30 88 57 5 0
Faulkner c Trott b Woakes 23 27 21 4 0
Starc   b Swann 13 13 8 1 0
Harris c and b Anderson   33 32 27 1 2
Lyon not out   0   0 0 0
Extras 5nb 2w 1b 12lb 20  
Total for 9 492 (128.5 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Anderson 29.5 4 95 4
Broad 31.0 4 128 1
Swann 33.0 4 95 2
Woakes 24.0 7 96 1
Kerrigan 8.0 0 53 0
Trott 3.0 0 12 1
Fall of Wicket  
11 Warner
118 Rogers
144 Clarke
289 Watson
320 Siddle
385 Haddin
422 Faulkner
446 Starc
491 Harris
 

England 1st Innings 32 for 0 (17.3 overs)

      Runs Minutes Balls 4s 6s
Cook not out   17 72 50 2 0
Root not out   13 72 55 2 0
Extras 0nb 0w 1b 1lb 2  
Total for 0 32 (17.3 ovs)
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Starc 5.0 1 10 0
Harris 4.0 3 2 0
Faulkner 3.0 0 8 0
Siddle 5.3 1 10 0

 

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