England beat Australia in second Ashes
Andrew Flintoff took five wickets to guide hosts England to a 115-run win over Australia on today’s fifth and final day of the second Ashes at Lords.
As a result of the victory, England have taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. It was England’s first in a Test against Australia at Lord’s in 75 years.
Having been set a world-record 522 to win, Australia who resumed this morning on 313-5, were bowled out for 406.
Michael Clarke, 125 overnight, was removed by off-spinner Graeme Swann for 136. Brad Haddin made 80 and Mitchell Johnson scored 63.
Flintoff, bowling through pain in his right knee that led him to announce that he will retire from tests after this series, finished with figures of 5-92.
He was well supported by Swann who had 4-87.
Final scores in the match:- England 425 and 311-6 declared, Australia 215 and 406.
The third Test will take place on July 30 at Edgbaston.
The first test in Cardiff was drawn after a battling match-saving effort by England.