Australia 311/5 (Usman Khawaja 126*, A Carey 52*; S Broad 2/49), trail England (393/8d) by 82 runs at Stumps on Day 2
The Ashes 1st Test Day 2: Australia reached 311/5 at stumps thanks to a strong performance from Usman Khawaja and Alex Carey in the last session. They trail by 82 runs, and the match is still evenly balanced between the two teams. Carey hit 52*, and Khawaja finished his comeback undefeated with 126. His first on English soil, it was Khawaja’s fifteenth Test century. Ben Stokes’ England controlled the first session as Australia lost three wickets and scored 78 from a total of 14/0 overnight. Australia put up a spirited fight, though, scoring 110 runs for the cost of just one wicket in the second session. In the final hours of Day 1, England had previously declared their innings at 398/8.