Ashes 2nd Test Day 2 Review: Aussies regain control over the urn after a frenzy day’s play

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England were dismissed for their lowest Ashes total in over 60 years as Australia made merry at Leeds at the expense of the hosts. Australia have a staggering lead of 283 with three days of play left.

The World Cup champions were hit with a cruel swerve after despite dismissing the visitors for 179 in the first innings, they handed a lead of over 100 runs to the Aussies. Hazlewood led the charge as England were skittled out for 67.

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Playing just 27.5 overs, only one batsman was able to cross the 10-run mark while skipper Joe Root fell for a second consecutive duck. In a bid to minimize the damage, England struck early in the second innings by dismissing David Warner for 0. Marcus Harris did not live long as he was dismissed off Jack Leach’s first delivery.

However, with valuable contributions from the middle order and sheer resilience from Marnus Labuschagne, Australia were able to take command with the bat as the day neared its end.

Despite a sensational spell by Ben Stokes, the damage was too severe to repair as England face an embarrassing defeat and also their first Ashes loss in England since 2001.

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