Rediff – England lost their last six wickets for 56 runs
IMAGE: Australia’s Nathan Lyon celebrates with team mates after dismissing England’s Chris Woakes during the second day of the first Ashes Test.
- England lost their last six wickets for 56 runsIMAGE: Australia’s Nathan Lyon celebrates with team mates after dismissing England’s Chris Woakes during the second day of the first Ashes Test.
- Photograph: David Gray/ReutersAustralia spinner Nathan Lyon finally got his reward for some fine bowling with two wickets as England suffered a middle order collapse and were dismissed for 302 and bringing in lunch on day two of the series-opening Ashes Test in Brisbane on Friday.
- Lyon missed out on a wicket on day one but the offspinner trapped Moeen Ali lbw for 38 and bowled Chris Woakes for a duck in quick succession in Friday’s extended morning session.
- The wicket broke a stubborn 83-run partnership between the rookie batsman and Moeen, and triggered England’s collapse after the pair had comfortably fended off Australia’s attack early on.
- England had resumed on 196 for four, and Malan raised his third test half-century in his sixth test, becoming the third of the touring side’s rookie batsmen to score a 50 on their Ashes debut after opener Mark Stoneman’s 53 on day one and number three James Vince’s 83.