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England Beats Australia to Take 2-0 Lead in Ashes Cricket Series

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England Beats Australia to Take 2-0 Lead in Ashes Cricket Series
England teammates celebrate after a victory during day four of the 2nd Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 21, 2013 in London. Photographer: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

July 21 (Bloomberg) -- England beat Australia by 347 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the five-Test Ashes cricket series.

Australia was all out for 235 in the final over of the fourth day at Lord’s in London.

England scored 361 and 349-7 declared, Australia slumping to 128 in its first innings.

The hosts won the first match by 14 runs at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The third Test starts Aug. 1 at Old Trafford, Manchester.

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