England has not won a Test match at the “Home of Cricket”, Lord’s, since 1934. They broke that spell today with a convincing 115-run victory against the Ole Enemy, Australia. It was a magnificent performance – England sprinting to 522 runs, then completely crumpling Australia over two innings, managing 406 runs.
The Man-of-the-Match, Andrew Flintoff, collected 5 wickets during the 2nd innings. The number of wickets collected is in itself fantastic, allowing, incredibly, only 92 runs. What’s even more amazing is the value of those 5 wickets – Hughes and Katich from the top order, then the invaluable dismissal of Haddin who was threatening to lead a comeback, and Hauritz and Siddle from the bottom order to close up the innings. Superb!
England leads the Ashes, 1-0 with the first Test being drawn. 3 more Tests to go.