While the day began with a deserved five-wicket haul from Ryan Harris and ended with a stirring three-wicket salvo from Peter Siddle in between it was awful for Australia. For it to capitulate for 128 on a pitch this true (again helped by a last-wicket fightback) was embarrassing. While Usman Khawaja's shot to depart was clearly the worst - and Chris Rogers' the ugliest - he had many friends. While Shane Watson top-scored he again failed to kick on and, more significantly, compounded his dismissal with an awful decision to waste one of Australia two reviews seeking in vain to overturn that leg-before call from the umpire.
Thanks for joining us - and sticking with us amid the carnage. We'll be back at the same time for day three. Until then keep a close eye on the website for all news and columns from our team at Lord's: Chloe Saltau, Greg Baum and Malcolm Knox.
STUMPS: After 16 wickets the day finally ends with England 3-31 after 20 overs, leading by 264, with Joe Root 18* off 60 balls (1 four) and nightwatchman Tim Bresnan 0* off 15 balls. Peter Siddle clearly the best for Australia in England second dig, snaring all three scalps - Cook, Trott, Pietersen - to have 3-4 off 5 overs (3 maidens).
Tim Bresnan in at five as the nightwatchman, with five overs to go today. Yes, the Tim Bresnan who fell to the first ball of day two.
WICKET!! A third wicket for Peter Siddle! Kevin Pietersen arrogantly attempts to drive the right-armer square, deposits it straight into the hands of Chris Rogers at point. Shocking shot, but great reward for Siddle. Currently has 3-4. England 3-30, 16 wickets so far in the day.
Kevin Pietersen moves on to 5* with an authoritative swipe off Pattinson forward of square-leg to the boundary. England 2-27.
WICKET!! Siddle again! Trott tries to leave an excellent rising delivery outside off-stump but chops onto his stumps off his inside-edge, gone for a duck. Great effort here from Siddle. England 2-22.
Life's pretty good for team England at the moment.
Jimmy Anderson (centre) and his England teammates celebrate the run-out of Australia's Ashton Agar mid-way through day two of the second Test. Photo: Getty Images
Pattinson's consistency has improved so far in this second innings. Finished that over by twice beating Root outside off-stump.
Superb length in that delivery from Siddle. Short enough to have Cook on the back foot but full enough that the inside-edge clipped the bails, rather than passing safely over the top.
WICKET!! Alastair Cook chops on off his inside-edge to Peter Siddle, gone for 8. England 1-22.
Amazing to think a fortnight ago he was the chief target in the media - yes, of which I am a part - for missing out.
Yep, double change. Pattinson on for Watson.
Could conceivably be bowling for his place in the team here.
First bowling change of the innings: Peter Siddle for Ryan Harris. With Shane Watson having also bowled four overs at the other end it's odds-on to be a double change. England 0-21 in the ninth over.
Unfathomably bad cricket here from Australia. The latest example from Brad Haddin. Watson finds Root's edge, flies mid-way between Haddin and Michael Clarke at first-slip. Haddin moves to his right following the ball but then stops, Clarke belatedly tries to go for the catch but too late. As it flew to the boundary Clarke turned and glared at his deputy. Rightly so. It was his catch. Root to 12*, England 0-19.
Excellent point raised by NSW wicketkeeper Daniel Smith about the brittle Ryan Harris being called on to bowl again.
If Harris breaks down here lets not blame him. Should not of had to bowl again till tomorrow arvo at the earliest. Not 2 hours later.— Daniel Smith (@13DSmith) July 19, 2013
And now to the reactions. First, Tom Moody...
Shocking display with the bat, feeling for the bowlers having to butter up again! #Ashes— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) July 19, 2013
Sports broadcaster Glenn Mitchell...
AUS all out 128. And during the break an ad imploring people to get their tickets for this summer's Ashes series. Tough sell. #Ashes— glenn mitchell (@MitchellGlenn) July 19, 2013
Cricketing columnist and stats enthusiast Andy Zaltzman...
Six days and a session of gripping cut and thrust. Then one session of rank incompetence, and the series is close to being done and dusted.— Andy Zaltzman (@ZaltzCricket) July 19, 2013
And our own AFL expert and summer-time cricketing blogger Rohan Connolly...
Disgraceful. Just bloody disgraceful. That's about it. Even sides that got whipped in England in 85 weren't embarrassed like that. #Ashes— Rohan Connolly (@rohan_connolly) July 19, 2013
Poor effort from that last-wicket pair. Contributed 24 runs - only the 2nd-highest partnership of the innings, rather than the highest.
(Note: Tongue may be in cheek.)
WICKET!! Spoke too soon, all over. Harris tried to heave Swann over long-on but got underneath ball, another good outfield catch by Kevin Pietersen backpeddling. Out for 10, giving Swann 5-44.
Australia all out 128, trailing by 233 and 34 short of avidoing the follow-on, but England almost certainly won't enforce it.
Pattinson drives half-volley from Broad, angled into him courtesy of attacking around the wicket, between bowler and mid-off to boundary to move to 10*, and Australia 9-128.
These pesky last-wicket partnerships....
DROPPED! Swann drops a simple return catch off Harris. Should've been all over, it really should've. Australia 9-124.
Another blimey-worthy delivery from Swann. Again turning sharply out of the rough, again spun too far for the wicketkeeper.
Ryan Harris rocks back to short, wide ball from Graeme Swann and cuts powerfully through cover point to the boundary to move to 10*. Australia 9-118.
Shane Warne is congratulated on his induction into the ICC Hall of Fame by his fiancee, actress Elizabeth Hurley, in a ceremony at lunch on day two at Lord's. Photo: Getty Images
Need something to brighten your spirits, or at least make you less despondent? Shane Warne was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame earlier today during the lunch break at Lord's. She's got a fair grip on her by the look of this shot, Ms Hurley.
Harris not out. Purely a tactical challenge that time. With Australia being nine-down and them having two reviews left they had bugger-all to lose. Australia 9-113.
REFERRAL: England challenging the rejection of Jimmy Anderson's lbw appeal against Ryan Harris by umpire Kumar Dharmasena.
Great example of relentless team-first ethic there from Jonny Bairstow, brilliant fielding effort to save a boundary. He dived head-first and swatted ball back just as it was to hit rope. Was the second time he's done that today.
Technical problems in the Lord's media centre. Our man Greg Baum lamenting he has not been affected.
Eight people stuck in the press box lift at Lord's. Lucky buggers. #Ashes— Greg Baum (@GregBaum) July 19, 2013
WICKET!! Senior man Haddin gone, attempting to heave Swann over deep mid-wicket but outside-edge lobbed to Trott at first-slip, who this time made no mistake. Made 7 off 42 deliveries, with 1 four. Australia 9-104, trailing by 257. Ryan Harris in to join James Pattinson.
Here's our correspondent Chloe Saltau's report from Lord's of the first two sessions: Australian collapse leaves innings in tatters.
WICKET!! Siddle gone for 2, trying to defend Anderson but squeezing to Swann at second slip. Australia 8-104.
Brad Haddin's controlled slog sweep off Swann brings up Australia's 100 - 7-103, to be exact.
Anderson and Swann in tandem for the start of the last session. Australia 7-98, still needing 64 to remove the option of the follow-on (not that Cook likely to enforce it).
Current split for the poll I posted at 12.14am on whether Australia would reach 162, to deny England the option of enforcing the follow-on:
Yes - 29 per cent
No - 71 per cent
Darren Lehmann brought back a lot of hope regarding Australians' expectations for the Ashes, but those hopes have taken a battering today.
Australia coach Darren Lehmann watches on as his team loses 6-54 in the middle session of day two at Lord's. Photo: Getty Images
After the scare of Trent Bridge I sense the English press is itching to get back into "field day" mode about the Australian team. Hard to argue though.
I've spoken to my 9 month old niece and I can confirm that she understands the DRS better than the Aussies #Ashes— Gemma Wright (@onewickedmaiden) July 19, 2013
TEA: Australia 7-96 after 41 overs, trailing by 265, with Brad Haddin 2* (34 balls) and Peter Siddle 0* (6b). Australia lost 6-54 in that session.
From our man Greg Baum at Lord's...
Mickey Arthur has slightly amended his log of claims. He doesn't want the job back after all. #Ashes— Greg Baum (@GregBaum) July 19, 2013
Haddin would have made that easily. Agar turned around three quarters of the way to the other end and even in his hobbled state was within a metre of reaching his ground. From here looks like the teenager has been burned by the vice-captain.
WICKET!! Ashton Agar run out for 7. Haddin played ball behind square, non-striker Agar had got most of way down but sent back, beaten by throw to Anderson at non-striker's stumps. Absolutely calamitous. Australia 7-96.
The skipper no match for the villain.
Stuart Broad celebrates the vital of wicket of Australia captain Michael Clarke. Photo: Getty Images
Blimey. Graeme Swann has turned a ball so viciously out of the rough it was pouched at first slip by Alastair Cook. Remarkable.
And just when Australia needed some respite: here comes Jimmy Anderson for the first time since lunch.
And due to popular demand: a poll on whether Australia will reach 162, and therefore prevent the option of England enforcing the follow-on (irrespective of whether you think Cook will do it).
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Full delivery from Broad beat Clarke's inside-edge, then seemed to straighten to help convince Kumar Dharmasena it was not spearing down leg-side.
Ashton Agar in now.
WICKET!! The BIG wicket, Clarke lbw to Broad for 28, off 41. Australia 6-91.
"It's just been a real horror show. The top-order has been trying to regroup after Trent Bridge but it's been a real horror show."
- NASSER HUSSAIN, former England captain, in his Sky Sports TV commentary.
Separately, a lot of angst about England's decision to use its academy fielding coach, 36-year-old Chris Taylor, as a substitute fielder throughout this innings.
Should a fielding coach be allowed to be a sub-fielder in a test match? In my view NO, where's the current England players? #Ashes— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) July 19, 2013
WICKET!! Smith caught at short-leg by Ian Bell off Swann, gone for 2. Australia 5-85.
Finally, an Australian highlight! Michael Clarke blasts Broad through extra-cover to the boundary to move to 18* off 24. Australia 4-78, with Steve Smith yet to score.
Michael Vaughan has a point. A bloody good one.
This is Awful from Australia... Terrible Batting... #Ashes. 69 for 4 on a pitch as good as it gets.....— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 19, 2013
WICKET!! Usman Khawaja out for 14, aims to lift Graeme Swann straight but ends up just lobbing it high at mid-off, well take backpeddling by Kevin Pietersen. Surprisingly reckless shot, but even more surprising he didn't try and hit it harder given his decision to hit out. Australia 4-69.
Phillip Hughes stands his ground, but to no avail. As he leaves the ground soon after Australia's last available decision referral goes with him.
Tim Bresnan and his England teammates successfully appeal for the wicket of Phillip Hughes, caught behind on day two of the second Ashes Test. Photo: Getty Images
Stuart Broad back into the attack, for wicket-taker Tim Bresnan. Australia 3-67 after 22 overs.
Nope, Clarke just made it in time. Doesn't take away from excellent fielding from Bairstow to pick up and thrown down stumps from side-on.
From earlier, here's the Rogers's dismissal, in the eyes of Hawk-Eye. I maintain Australia if had two chances up its sleeve rater than one he would've reviews. Too much of a risk to do it in that circumstance when unsure.
WICKET!! Nope, third umpire Tony Hill upholds Kumar Dharmasena's decision. Hughes gone for 1. Australia 3-53 - and out of reviews.
On replays so far it's looking likely Hughes will survive to swipe outside off-stump to Bresnan. No sign of snick, visually or audibly.
WICKET!! Hughes adjudged caught-behind off Bresnan by Dharmasena. Reviewing.
DROPPED!! Usman Khawaja dropped on 7* at first slip by Jonathan Trott off Swann. Should've been a soda! Australia 3-52.
Hawk-Eye predicted the ball would have passed leg-stump, so Rogers would have survive had he challenged. But there comes the implications of the Watto decision. Surely would've done it if Australia have both reviews up sleeve, but with one review left considered it too much of a risk.
WICKET!! Rogers leg-before to Swann for 15. Missed a very high full-toss and struck in groin, but dipping enough for Marais Erasmus to give him out. Doesn't review. Australia 2-50.
The first-session report from Chloe Saltau at Lord's: Watson falls just before lunch as England tail wags.
Bit of drama from Swann's first two deliveries. The first almost a run-out after a mix-up, the second grips sharply and spins away from Rogers' outside-edge.
And we're back, with Usman Khawaja batting in a Test for the first time in 19 months. Australia 1-42.
Tim Bresnan celebrates his scalp of Shane Watson just before lunch in the second Test at Lord's. Photo: Getty Images
Three votes to Bres for his celebration.
The moment the Australian team's lunch got spoiled.
Tim Bresnan celebrates the scalp of Shane Watson just two balls before the scheduled lunch break on day two. Photo: Getty Images
Yep, so far it's universal condemnation of Watson's referral. First sometime NSW teammate Daniel Smith among those frustrated at his decision.
Man that's a selfish referral! So so so out all day long!— Daniel Smith (@13DSmith) July 19, 2013
And also former Australian swing bowler Damien Fleming.
"We spoke at Trent Bridge the art of how important they are to keep them up your sleeve, these reviews. Shane Watson . . . it's harsh to call someone selfish and looking after himself but he's got to look after the team in this situation. The reviews are there to get rid of the howler. If he thought he had an inside-edge there you could understand but no inside-edge - you have to walk up as a player because those reviews are so important in the context of the match."
- MICHAEL VAUGHAN, former England captain, to Fox Sports about Shane Watson's pre-lunch decision to challenge his leg-before dismissal.
Well said by recently retired Southern Stars great Lisa Sthalekar. Watson might have been advised by Rogers to take it, but if he was it was uncharacteristically bad judgement from the veteran.
Can we please not let egos get in the way of DRS. That was ridiculous, waste of a review. Talk 2 your partner & give honest feedback #ashes— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) July 19, 2013
Similar theme from Dean Jones.
Really Watto... How many challenges must you use up??? Ridiculous!— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) July 19, 2013
Not much support for Watto in the Twittersphere, even among rock stars such as Grinspoon's Phil Jamieson.
Hitting leg-stump, Kumar Dharmasena's decision vindicated - unlike the challenge to the decision. Watson lbw for 30 two balls before the break. Great decision by Alastair Cook to plump for Bresnan in that last over. Beat Watson's inside edge with ball angled into him. Australia 1-42.
WICKET!! Watson trapped leg-before in last over before lunch. Challenging it. Looked plumb live.
Graeme Swann introduced just before lunch. Will bowl what's likely to be the last over before the break. Watto facing.
Shane Watson drives elegantly early in Australia's innings on day two of the second Test against England. Photo: Getty Images
We've seen a lot of this so far. But, then again, we often do from Watson. I've too often got in trouble thinking and saying "surely this is the day he goes on with it", so I won't.
I'm still hoping it though. Too good a player to have the underwhelming batting record he has.
And now Watson extends his driving form to the bowling of Bresnan, driving the first delivery of his over through cover boundary and then another from his third cut wide of slips. Has surged to 27*, with all five boundaries on the off side. Australia 0-33.
And another from Watson. Wasn't pitched quite as full by Anderson but timing was good enough to reach the boundary despite hitting higher on the bat.
Finishes the over with 3* to move to 19*, and Australia 0-25 after 9 overs.
Another half-volley, from Anderson, powerfully driven to the extra-cover boundary by Watson. Moves to 12*, with Australia 0-18 in the 9th over.
The end of the seventh over also marks the appearance of Graeme Swann on the field for the first time in Australia's innings. Spent the first half-hour or so receiving treatment for the blow he received just below his wrist on his right arm while batting against Ryan Harris.
Bowling change after seven overs: Tim Bresnan replaces Stuart Broad (0-5 off 3 overs, 1 maiden).
Clarke has loved using a very short mid-off so far in the series. Alastair Cook doing similar, placing a fielder a very short extra cover to Watson.
Bang! And there goes authoritative Watson, getting down on one knee and crunching Broad between bowler and mid-off - superb shot. He moves to 8*, Australia to 0-9 in the 6th over.
Slow going so far for Australia - 0-5 after 5 overs - but no complaints whatsoever about that given both openers are still at the crease. Anderson started typically skilfully but slipped a bit in that last over, while Broad has been good. Not an easy time, both batsmen need to grind it out for a while. That's no problem for Rogers, but for Watto...?
Australia gets off the mark in the third over with Watson driving Anderson off the back foot behind gully to the boundary. Very controlled short. Australia 0-4.
Stuart Broad hits out during his late-innings cameo for England in the second Test against Australia at Lord's. Photo: Getty Images
A common sight this morning: Stuart Broad going the tonk. Graeme Swann was no slouch either.
Chris Rogers to face up to Stuart Broad from the other end. Playing at the home of his county team, Middlesex.
Anderson's skill again on show in that first over. Outswingers all through, until an inswinger with the last. Well judged by Watson to leave alone, passing safely just wide of his off-stump. Maiden to start.
Big appeal third ball from England for Watson caught-behind off Anderson, but rejected. Ball did too much. Cook wisely did not refer, with ball clipping Watson's pocket to create the noise.
Australia's innings about to start. Anderson with first use of the new ball, Shane Watson to take strike ahead of Chris Rogers.
Re the apparently unprecedented access to the Lord's dining room: well said by my colleague, Peter Hanlon.
Can't see too many women in the Long Room. But of course, we're the knuckle-dragging convicts. #ashes— Peter Hanlon (@PeterGHanlon) July 19, 2013
Faint edge confirmed, Broad caught behind off Pattinson for 33 off 29 deliveries (5 fours, 1 six). England all out for 361 from 100.1 overs, with Broad and Graeme Swann (28* off 26, 5 fours) adding 48 runs for the last wicket.
WICKET!! Bowling change works. Stuart Broad caught behind off James Pattinson - but choosing to review.
Graeme Swann receiving some medical treatment after being struck just below the wrist on his right (bowling) arm playing back attempting to defend to Ryan Harris.
Harris' two wickets have been conspicuous highlights for Australia, with England slamming 68 runs off the first 10 overs of day two.
Stuart Broad swipes Peter Siddle very, very high..... and just over the deep square-leg rope. Could've been different had Khawaja seen the ball properly and stayed on the boundary rather than running in and having to track back. Broad 33* off 28, Swann 24* off 21.
England racing along at Lord's. 9-351. My hunch about Broad and Swann was right, both taking the long handle to the Australians.
Three boundaries from Swann from the first four deliveries of this Harris over, two drives on either side of a pull. On to 19*.
A rare poor ball from Harris - half-volley outside off-stump - but Graeme Swann drives through extra cover to the boundary in the manner of a specialist batsman to move to 11*. England 9-333.
The now-accepted bowler's answer to a batsman raising his bat after a milestone: Ryan Harris saluting after his five-wicket haul.
Ryan Harris acknowledges the crowd applause after claiming his fifth wicket in the second Test against England. Photo: Getty Images
Just one over for Shane Watson; Peter Siddle on to partner Harris in pursuit of England's final wicket.
Pattinson replaced after another incomplete spell, this time only two overs. Replaced by Shane Watson. Graeme Swann in to partner Stuart Broad for the last wicket.
The praise continues for Ryan Harris. First from former Australian paceman and still Twenty20 specialist Dirk Nannes...
So good to see Ryan Harris back in the test team. Widely respected amongst players, and always underrated by media. A well deserved 5-for.— Dirk Nannes (@dirk_nannes) July 19, 2013
And also Tasmanian assistant coach and Hobart Hurricanes head coach Damien Wright.
WICKET!! A fifth wicket for Harris, Anderson caught behind for 12. Could've had him caught behind the previous delivery - it bounced between Brad Haddin and Shane Watson at first slip - but it made no difference, with right-handed Anderson compelled to have a nibble at a ball angled across him. What a mighty comeback performance from Harris. England 9-313.
Might have spoken too soon with Pattinson. Has already overstepped in each over, and now fires down a clear wide, then driven in front of point by Broad for four. England 8-309.
England passes 300, reaching 8-303, with Stuart Broad's punch off Pattinson between bowler and mid-on racing to the boundary, despite an apparent lack of power and timing. Conditions look brilliant for batting.
A better start today from Pattinson, despite being driven to the boundary by Anderson in his first over. Giving good support to Harris. The two left-handers at the crease, Anderson and Broad, both look more likely to hit out than block out.
Warning: reports a charging rhino has been spotted on the loose in St John's Wood, London.
Ryan Harris celebrates taking the wicket of England's Tim Bresnan with the first ball of day two of the second Test. Photo: Getty Images
James Pattinson sharing the second new ball. Big sign of faith from captain Michael Clarke after his bad day yesterday.
Fifth ball of Harris' first over today flies through high to Haddin off a shortish length. Great carry, noticeably more than yesterday. Right on the spot from ball one was Harris (unfortunately for Bresnan, and England).
Bresnan gone for 7, replaced by Stuart Broad, who can no longer be protected by a nightwatchman like he was last night.
WICKET!! Tim Bresnan caught behind first ball of the day to a well-placed rising delivery outside off-stump from that man, Ryan Harris!
Play about to begin, with bowling to Jimmy Anderson and Ian Bell. The second new ball is only two overs old so Australia will be hoping for early breakthroughs.
Malcolm Knox on England's surprise struggle in great conditions: Clarke pulls another rabbit out of the hat as series takes another twist.
(Keep an eye out for his description of England's top-three batsmen.)
Greg Baum on the unity shown by the apparently divided Australian team: Clarke, Watson and the Australians survive the stresses of Lord's.
Chloe Saltau's match report: Smith triggers England collapse in second Test.
Chloe Saltau on Ryan Harris' near-shift to England: How Australian strike weapon nearly called England home.
Chloe Saltau on coach's encouragement for Smith's bowling: Lehmann encourages Smith to dust off shelved talent.
In Harare the 3-day tour match between Zimbabwe and Australia A looking likely to end in a result. After Australia A made 226 yesterday - Henriques 71, Maxwell 61 - the home side was bowled out for 142 today. Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed the leading wicket-taker with 4-54 off 11.5 overs, but stats-wise was arguably outbowled by miserly pacemen Pat Cummins (3-19 off 11 overs, 4 maidens) and Josh Hazlewood (3-22 off 13 overs, 4 maidens). Even without the wickets any time Cummins is fit enough to bowl for Australia is a good thing. Australia A has just started its second innings, with Nic Maddinson and captain Aaron Finch opening.
Hello and welcome to our coverage of day two of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's in London.
Smith sparks England batting collapse
England ended day one of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on 7-289 as Steve Smith and Ryan Harris took three wickets each.PT1M38S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2q7z0 620 349 July 19, 2013
Summary of day one: For Australia the story of the day is what happened in the first and last hours. That Ryan Harris was the early destroyer, claiming Joe Root and Kevin Pietersen, was not a surprise. That Steve Smith was the late destroyer most certainly was, not just because he now bowls his leg-spin so infrequently but because England's Ian Bell and Jonny Bairstow had scored almost 180 runs between them - and he claimed both of them, and Matt Prior to boot.
It was a very good day for Michael Clarke's captaincy decisions. It started with turning to Shane Watson in just the fifth over, and he responded with the prized scalp of Alastair Cook. It finished with not only calling on Smith but persisting with him after the second new ball became available, the period in which he claimed Bairstow and Prior. It transformed what was looked like a slight victory to England for the day - it was 4-271 in the last session - to a distinct victory for Australia after the host finished the day by losing 3-18. All three wickets fell to Smith, who finished with the same figures: 3-18, from six overs.
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