Ashes 2019: England v Australia second Test, day five – live! | Sport

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There can’t have been many men who have ever bowled quicker for England. Old hands ticked off the possibles: Devon Malcolm, perhaps, against South Africa at the Oval in 1994, or Frank Tyson, on the 1954-55 Ashes tour. The bars were empty now, and the crowd was baying for more. Archer was into the sixth over of his spell, but bowling faster than he had all match. As soon as Smith was back on strike, he bounced him again. Smith threw another loose hook and the ball flew just past the fielder at backward square leg for four. And then it happened.

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