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Johnson bowls Australia to big win

Paceman takes 3 for 27 as England, chasing 509 for victory, concedes 405-run defeat after being bowled out for 103

Johnson bowls Australia to big win - Cricket News
Mitchell Johnson took 3 for 27 as Australia bowled England out for 103 and won the second Test by 405 runs.
Mitchell Johnson played the lead role as Australia overwhelmed England by 405 runs to win the second Ashes Test at Lord's on Sunday (July 19), levelling the five-match series 1-1.
Set a record 509 for victory on the fourth day, England was bowled out for 103 in only 37 overs shortly after tea. The margin of victory made this only the ninth time in Test history that a side had won by more than 400 runs.
West Indies’ 418 for 7 against Australia at St John’s in Antigua in 2002-03 is the highest successful chase in Test history, and that record was never threatened as Australia bowled with great fire on what was considered a fairly benign Lord’s surface.
Australia had resumed the fourth day on 108 without loss and declared its second innings just before lunch at 254 for 2 on the back of half-centuries from David Warner and Steven Smith. Armed with a 254-run lead on the first innings, that swelled its overall advantage to 508.
Johnson, the left-arm paceman, took 3 for 27 and was well supported by Josh Hazlewood (2 for 20) and Nathan Lyon, the offspinner who finished with 2 for 27.
England, which led the series 1-0 after its 169-run win Cardiff last week, had to bat out 155 overs to salvage a draw, but history was clearly against it. In 134 years of Test cricket, only eight sides had survived more than the equivalent of 150 six-ball overs to draw a Test match.
England’s woes began early in its chase. Adam Lyth, the opener who was out for a duck in the first innings, managed only seven before pushing at a lifting ball from Mitchell Starc to be caught behind by Peter Nevill, the debutant wicketkeeper.
Alastair Cook, who batted out nearly six hours while making 96 in the first innings, then tried to cut Johnson's fourth ball of the innings without moving his feet and was caught behind for 11.
Mitchell Marsh, who replaced the dropped Shane Watson for this match, struck first ball when he had Gary Ballance caught behind. When Ian Bell was caught bat-pad catch by substitute Shaun Marsh at short-leg off Lyon, England was in deep trouble at 48 for 4.

To compound matters, Ben Stokes, who made 87 in the first innings, failed to beat Johnson's powerful throw from mid-wicket and was run out as England took tea at 64 for 5.
On resumption, Jos Buttler fell off the first ball of the session, caught behind off Johnson and four balls later, it became 64 for 7 when Moeen Ali fell for a duck when he fended a lifting Johnson ball to short-leg. 
Stuart Broad lashed out in an innings top-score of 25 before falling to Lyon and the match ended when Josh Hazlewood ripped through James Anderson's defence to bowl England's last man for a duck. 
Earlier, Australia took its overnight 108 without loss to 254 for 2 before Michael Clarke declared shortly before lunch.
The only concern for Australia was when Chris Rogers, the opener who made a Test-best 173 in the first innings, retired hurt following a dizzy spell just two overs into the day's play. However, he was later seen watching the match from Australia's dressing room balcony.
Smith was named man-of-the-match for his Test-best 215 in Australia's first innings 566 for 8 declared.

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