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England on top in second Ashes Test

LONDON, SUNDAY: Jofra Archer took two wickets and struck Test cricket’s first concussion substitute, Marnus Labuschagne on the grille of his helmet as England pushed for an unlikely series-levelling victory in the second Ashes clash at Lord’s on Sunday.

Australia were 46-2 in their second innings at tea on the final day of the second Test.

That left them needing 221 more runs in a minimum of 35 overs to reach an unlikely victory target of 267.

Test debutant Archer also struck Steve Smith on the neck with a rapid bouncer during the star batsman’s 92 on Saturday.

Smith was passed fit to resume his innings on Saturday but further tests on Sunday sidelined him with concussion.

Now there are doubts over Smith’s availability for the third Test at Headingley starting Thursday.– AFP

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