Second Ashes Test ends in tense draw

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The second Ashes test between England and Australia at Lord's ended in a thrilling draw after the hosts came up four wickets short.

It means Australis still hold a 1-0 lead in the five match series going in to the next match.

After declaring with a lead of 267 and around 50 overs remaining in the Test match, England had Australia on the backfoot with regular wickets.

Fast bowler Jofra Archer and spinner Jack Leach took three wickets each but in the end Joe Root's men ran out of time, with Australis closing the day's play on 154 for 6.

The third Test gets underway at Leeds on Thursday.

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