Ashes 2023: David Warner spotted solving crosswords sitting in Lord's balcony during first session on Day 2 of second Test

Australia got bundled out for 416 in the first innings on Day 2.

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Star Australia batter David Warner had a good outing in the first innings of the second Test of Ashes 2023 at Lord’s as the southpaw played a brilliant knock of 66(88). His innings was studded with eight fours and a six as he put on a 73-run stand for the first wicket with Usman Khawaja. Warner’s innings was ended with a vicious inswinger by Josh Tongue which destroyed his stumps in the second session.

Meanwhile, on Day 2 as Australia resumed their innings, the opening batter was spotted sitting comfortably on the balcony, solving crosswords during the first session. However, Warner’s leisure time didn’t last long as Australia were bundled out for 416 in the first session.

On Day 2, Australia resumed their innings on 339/5 with Steven Smith (85*) and Alex Carey (11*) at the crease. Much to their dismay, Carey got dismissed quite early in the day as he got trapped in front of the stumps by Stuart Broad. Mitchell Starc walked in next but failed to give support to Smith as he edged James Anderson to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.

At the other end, Smith brought up his 32nd Test hundred with a boundary through covers against Anderson. The 34-year-old was also dismissed right after reaching his milestone, edging Tongue’s delivery to Ben Duckett at Gully. Captain Pat Cummins once again made a valuable contribution lower down the order scoring an unbeaten 22.

England get off to a good start in second innings

Josh Tongue was the pick of the bowlers for England as he registered figures of 3/98 in 22 overs. On the other hand, Ollie Robinson (3/100) and Joe Root 2/19) were among the wickets as well.

In reply, England got a brilliant start to their innings as openers Zak Crawley (48) and Ben Duckett added 91 runs for the first wicket. Nathan Lyon drew first blood for Australia getting Crawley out stumped in the second session. At Tea, England were 145/1 with Ollie Pope (32*) and Duckett (62*) at the crease.

 

 

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