London, July 9 (ANI): Australia lost the priced wickets of David Warner and Steven Smith in reply to England’s 430 on the second day of the first Ashes Test at Cardiff.
Australia were 145-2 at Tea, with opener Chris Rodgers and skipper Michael Clarke unbeaten at 74 and 11 respectively.
Australia started off their first innings nicely with Rodgers and Warner adding 52 runs for the opening stand, before the latter edged a James Anderson delivery to England skipper Alastair Cook in the slips. After Warner’s wicket, Rogers tried to build up the innings and had a solid 77- run stand with Smith before the latter threw it away after scoring 33 before the tea break.
Earlier in the morning, graceful resistance from Moeen Ali and Stuart Broad helped England to reach a good first inning total of 430.
England started the day on 343-7 and added 87 runs in 16 odd overs in the first session. Ali was the second last England wicket to fall at 419 but before that, he had done his job, scoring 77 runs from 88 deliveries on his Ashes debut. (ANI)