London, July 18 (ANI): Twin fifties from all rounder Ben Stokes and skipper Alastair Cook has helped England to fight back after a disastrous start on the third day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s.
The hosts enjoyed their best session of the Test so far as they put on 96 runs for the loss of just one wicket.
The wicket of Stokes shortly before lunch, however, has left them somewhat deflated.
Earlier, Stokes and Cook frustrated the Australians and seemed set to bat through the session unharmed, but on 87 Stokes played on to a delivery bowled by Mitchell Marsh and at lunch, England were 181 for 5.
Cook is still there at 56 while Jos Buttler has just joined him and is on 5. England still trail by 385 runs. (ANI)