England and Australia draw second Test after thrilling final day at Lord's

THE ASHES continued as England took on Australia at Lord's in the second Test of five where the hosts were looking to level the series after being outclassed at Edgbaston.

Australia maintained their 1-0 series lead after England ran out of time to claw them back on the final day.

The hosts came up four wickets short in the second Test at Lord's as they declared 285 for five after Ben Stokes' century but Australia ended 154 for six.

Jofra Archer was excellent once again with three wickets while Jack Leach also took three himself.

That will offer England hope that they can draw level at Headingley with the third Test starting on Thursday.

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Story of Day Five

England started the day on 96-4, with an innings lead of 104 heading into the final day.

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler led the fightback, with Stokes finishing on 115 not out, before Joe Root declared.

England set Australia 267 runs to win from 48 overs, and Aussie opening David Warner fell for just five runs.

Six wickets fell before the end of play at around 7.20pm, with Australia digging in to prevent a defeat.

The match finished as a draw, with Australia still leading the series 1-0.

Story of Day Four

England went into Day Four in control, with Australia 80-4 in their first innings.

The England bowling attack were on top, but Steve Smith continued to elude them.

Jofra Archer, who was touching 96mph with his deliveries, accidentally struck Smith just under the ear, forcing the batsman to retire on 80. He came back 40 minutes later, but only managed to put on another 12 before falling to lbw.

England went into their innings with a lead of eight runs, but quickly lost the wicket of Jason Ray, before Joe Root was caught in his first ball.

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler led the fightback, with the day ending on 96-4; a lead of 104 heading into the final day.

Story of Day Three

Going into the day 30-1, Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja added 30 runs in eight overs for the Australians on Friday morning.

Jofra Archer removed Bancroft with his first ever Test wicket before Chris Woakes found the edge on Khawaja for Jonny Bairstow to catch.

That had Australia at 60-3 with Stuart Broad then trapping Travis Head lbw. 

The tourists improved to 80-4 before lunch but rain washed out the final two sessions of the day. Steve Smith ended the day 13 not out.

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Story of Day Two

Play got underway on time with Australia winning the toss and electing to field.

Josh Hazlewood dismissed Jason Roy for a duck with Joe Root also going cheaply.

Rory Burns impressed again with a half-century while Jonny Bairstow also raised his bat for 50.

Joe Denly and Chris Woakes both got solid starts without going on as England were all out for 258.

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Stuart Broad then got an early breakthrough for England, clean bowling David Warner.

But Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja saw Australia through with Archer wicketless from his first six overs in Test cricket.

Story of Day One

Rain washed out the entire day though there had been some glimmer of hope when the umpires inspected and ordered the toss.

The rain came back but not before Jofra Archer had been handed his cap by Chris Jordan.