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Summary

  1. England's fourth heaviest Test defeat (runs)
  2. Hosts bowled out in 37 overs - target 509
  3. Johnson 3-27, Hazlewood 2-20, Lyon 2-27
  4. Stokes run out without grounding bat
  5. Five-Test series level at 1-1

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By Stephan Shemilt and Marc Higginson

All times stated are UK

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I think that sums it up rather nicely, don't you?

Still, don't forget this series is still level at 1-1. And I seem to recall that England were thrashed at Lord's a decade ago, before going on to Edgbaston. That turned out to be quite a good game.

We go again a week on Wednesday. See you then.

How stat?!

Wisden editor Lawrence Booth: Australia in that Test were twice as good as England with both bat and ball: 820 for 10 wickets plays 415 for 20.

I've got a doozie of a stat for us to finish on...

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Chris Whelan: Any other sport a team is picked based on form. Iif a player is out of form they get dropped. No one should be picked based on merit because that will simply not win a match. With this new brand of cricket Hales is a must.

How's stat?!

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

"Including today, since 1 Jan 1995, teams winning the toss have won 327 and lost 327 Tests with 237 draws in 891 matches."

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Chris Hawkins: Bairstow has scored another ton - he's not just knocking on the door he is smashing it down.

Ali Thomson: To all these people saying Bairstow should be back in the team, remember, he can't play the short ball.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Three positions are a problem: opening batsman, Ian Bell and the spinning department. You can add Gary Ballance. But the problem is, who do you put in their place? You have to ask whether a player has the ability to go up a gear and match the higher quality of international cricket. I can't come up with any great names.

"My instinct tells me England will ponder it for a few days and then come up with exactly the same team. They're not sure who to put in. Ian Bell will be playing on his home ground anyway. I'm not saying I'm happy about that, but England don't like changing."

Ireland reach World T20

Here's some slightly better news... Ireland have joined Scotland in qualifying for the World T20 in India next year. Ireland top Group A of the qualifier after beating Jersey by seven wickets in Malahide earlier and were assured of top spot when Namibia lost to Hong Kong. Scotland qualified by topping Group B. Despite being guaranteed a place at the World T20 proper, both Ireland and Scotland continue to take part in the qualifier. Both advance to the semi-final stage.

Player reaction

Mitchell Johnson
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Australia bowler Mitchell Johnson, on Sky Sports: "We're very happy with the result. The good thing about this Test is that we played well in partnerships, both bowling and batting.

"To end the game like that was unbelievable. We've been bowling well as a group for a while. The first Test woke us up a bit and seeing more bounce here fired us up.

"It was a flat wicket but there was more bounce there than at Cardiff. We were able to use the conditions with the new, hard ball. The pitch quickened up as it went on."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"In the early spells by Johnson and Starc, batsmen were playing injudicious shots - flirting outside off stump in a situation where we were trying to save the match. Ian Bell played and missed, Joe Root was hit on the head hooking second ball. We don't seem to be switched on to trying to bat five sessions."

How's stat?!

This was Anderson's first wicketless Test since Joburg, Jan 2010; first in which he's taken fewer than 2 wkts since Mumbai, Nov 2012.

Jim Maxwell

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Ian Bell loses his wicket
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"It could be interpreted as a seismic blow. It had the look of what happened in Australia 18 months ago, when Australia swarmed all over England. England just couldn't get out of it - it was a strangulation, a capitulation."

Man of the match

Australia's Steve Smith: "It was a good wicket. We started well on day one and my partnership with Chris Rogers put us into a good position and we kicked on from there. I was keen to do well here. I haven't had a good run with the bat here at Lord's. It was nice to get some big runs. I feel good at the crease at the moment. I have to be patient, watch the ball closely and make the bowlers come to me, where I want them to bowl."

Man of the match

BBC Radio Test Match Special

Man of the match Steve Smith on TMS: "The guys came out with a lot of steam. The bowlers were aggressive and put the ball in some really uncomfortable areas for their batsmen.

"Cardiff was a big wake-up call for us, and this game we dominated from day one and we didn't let England back in. Being top of the player rankings doesn't bother me, the most important thing is contributing to winning games of cricket for this team. It's very satisfying to bounce back the way we have, but we know that England are going to come back strongly."

In the England dressing-room, batting coach Mark Ramprakash is deep in conversation with Gary Ballance. During the match, players and staff are not allowed their phones to guard against corruption. They have them back now and most are engrossed in the little screens.

Vote result

Vote results
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Ali Thomson: To all these people saying Bairstow should be back in the team, remember, he can't play the short ball.

Chris Hawkins: Bairstow has scored another ton he's not just knocking on the door he is smashing it down.

Captain's view

BBC Radio Test Match Special

Australia captain Michael Clarke on TMS: "The way we turned our performance around for Cardiff shows the talent and the hunger of this team.

"I don't think the toss played too much of a part, but we started the game really well.

"We're 1-1 in a five-match series, so we're going to have to keep playing our best. The boys executed really well with both bat and ball. Mitch has done exactly what we knew he'd do, he's had a really good start back into the team."

England's heaviest defeats against Australia (by runs)

Australia
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  • 562 at The Oval, 1934
  • 409 at Lord's, 1948
  • 405 at Lord's, 2015
  • 384 at Brisbane, 2002
  • 382 at Adelaide, 1894-95
  • 381 at Brisbane, 2013

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Lee Bird in Devon: I hope Trevor Bayliss locks the team somewhere in Lord's and points out every single weakness and mistake they've made. No-one leaves until they've watched the video. Take it on the chin and come back for the next Test with some aggression and bottle.

Captain's view

More from Michael Clarke: "That's the advantage of having Mitchell Johnson. He's so fit and a great athlete. We have asses the wicket and game situation. The rest of the attack allowed Mitch to do that.

"Chris Rogers is still getting checked now. He probably thinks we cost him a hundred today.

"I'd like to be 2-0 up, but will accept where we are now. We have to 100% ready to go for the third Test."

Captain's view

Australia captain Michael Clarke: "I couldn't have asked for a better performance. The intent from our batsmen through the second innings was great and the execution from the bowlers was spot on."

"We didn't really talk too much about Cardiff. Our focus was playing our best cricket here. We didn't play our best there, but now we can look in the mirror and say we played some good cricket here.

"Mitchell Marsh played really well. He showed how much of a team player he is. He took two crucial wickets in the first innings. credit to the selectors for going with their gut. It was hard on Watto, but the selectors have to work out the best 11 for each game."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"I didn't see it coming. This is good a pitch as you'll ever get to save a Test on and I thought they could take it tomorrow afternoon. It should have been easy to defend and stay in.

"Some of the batting was pretty poor and the attitude to saving the game was poor. Ballance doesn't look comfortable - he seems so stuck and rigid on the back foot. We helped Australia blow us away."

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

Alastair Cook
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"Australia couldn't have dominated any more from the moment they won the toss."

Captain's view

England captain Alastair Cook: "To not back up our win at Cardiff is incredibly frustrating. Credit to Australia, they put us under pressure and we weren't able to deal with it. We didn't bowl with the same discipline and control. Over the last few games, we have been three down for 40-odd and that is an area of concern.

"We have to take this on the chin. Now it's about the character we need to show to bounce back. We came up short this week. I don't think it's about where people bat, it's down to the players, they just have to get stuck in. You've seen over the last eight days that the side which gets on top stays on top. I want a good, old English wicket at Edgbaston."

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Joshua Baxter: The Bayliss honeymoon has come to a crashing end. The magnitude of his job has now become painfully clear.

Andy Field: Superb effort by England, managing to play that badly over the whole Lord's test.

Rich Harrison: England batsmen are simply scared stiff of aggressive bowling and can't deal with it. Embarrassing.

Captain's reaction

BBC Radio Test Match Special

More from Alastair Cook on TMS: "Backing up a win is something we haven't been able to do the last four times, which is incredibly frustrating. You can jump to all kinds of conclusions, but it's 1-1 - I can't quite work out why we didn't back up Cardiff but we have a few days off and we come to Edgbaston and we've got to show some character."

England, by the way, have now lost 10 of their last 20 Test matches, winning only six.

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Mick Hunt
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"Mick Hunt has been preparing great cricket pitches for a number of years with more pace than this and I don't believe Alastair Cook. I think they want slow pitches to negate the two Australian fast bowlers but it's negating the English bowlers instead.

"If you have fast bowlers, you have a better chance of getting people out on good, batting pitches because they are quicker through the air."

Captain's reaction

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Alastair Cook
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England captain Alastair Cook on TMS: "It was a very disappointing day. It's sunk in, when you get bowled out for 100, it isn't good enough. It's frustrating not being able to match the standards we set at Cardiff.

"Credit to Australia for getting ahead of the game and never letting us back in. We haven't asked for wickets to be like this, we want good English wickets with a little bit in them.

"But at the end of the day that's absolutely irrelevant because both sides play on the same wicket and if you're outplayed in all three aspects of the game, you're not going to win."

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Kendall: Bairstow sneezing centuries at the moment, has to come in for the next test.

Nick: Woeful from England cricket team. Gone from convincingly beating Australia to being humiliated in the next test.

Player view

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh on Sky Sports: "You always hope for things like that to happen but it was fantastic. We were keen to bounce back after that first Test. Johnno's spells were as hostile as you will get in Test cricket."

Glenn McGrath

BBC Test Match Special

"I thought England might have shown a bit more fight. They just capitulated. They'll take a lot of scars into the next game. Mitchell Johnson looked lethal out there. The new blokes brought a lot of energy - Peter Nevill had a great first Test match, Mitchell Marsh had an incredible match.

"Potentially, there are changes to be made for England. Ballance has struggled a fair bit and Bell is under pressure. But the first thing is to produce a good cricket wicket and back your team."

It begins...

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Player view

Australia bowler Josh Hazlewood, speaking to Sky Sports: "We worked hard in the first innings. We bowled in the right areas again. Mitchell Johnson bowled some hostile spells for us and opened it up for us. He bowled superbly."

Final scorecard

Scorecard
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Will Moody: I expect a 4-1 series thrashing if England don't improve their batting for the next match. Nothing but pathetic today.

Adrian Clarke: That is a drubbing the England team of my early 90s childhood would be proud of.

Chris Ivory: Talent, yes. Guts, fight, implementation, and pride, none. What happened since Cardiff? Heads need cracking together.

How's stat?!

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

"405 runs is Australia's third biggest margin of victory over England. It's England's fourth biggest loss against anyone anywhere."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"If it was a boxing match we would have got knocked out in the first round. We got knocked down and we stayed down. We never made a fight of it. Before we started this series, we knew we had a problem with opening bat, we knew we had a problem with the spinner and we knew that Bell was in poor form. There aren't that many people queueing up who say 'Pick me, I've got a bit of class.' Who is the player who stands out as a top opener, a top spinner, a replacement for Bell? If you're honest, it's not too easy."

Where does this Ashes series go from here? To highlight the importance of this win for Australia, 13 of the last 14 Ashes series have been won by the team that won the second Test. We're effectively into a three-match series, but Australia have both the momentum and the benefit of being Ashes holders. England have it all to do before Edgbaston next week.