Archer knocks over brittle Aussies: 5th Test, Day 2 (Oval)

Paceman Jofra Archer took 6-62 to give England the upper hand after Australia crumbled to 225 all out.

Openers Rory Burns and Joe Denly survived 4 overs and a few dramatic moments to be 9-0 at stumps, 78 runs ahead.

Archer was supported by three wickets from left-armer Sam Curran. Steve Smith stood firm until he was lbw to Chris Woakes for 80, his lowest score of the series.

England 294 (Buttler 70, Root 57, Marsh 5-46) and 9 for 0 lead Australia 225 (Smith 80, Archer 6-62) by 78 runs.

Sept 2019.


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