Dramatic second Ashes Test ends in a draw at Lord's

Ben Stokes scored a gutsy 100 not out on day five of the second Ashes match

England battled back well on day five to secure a draw against Australia in the second Ashes Test at Lord's.

That means Australia are still 1-0 up in the series heading into the third test at Headingley.

After the first day was rained off, England and Australia cancelled each other out on day two and three.

England held a eight-run lead going into their second innings but it was Australia that looked well placed to win after reducing the hosts to 96-4 at the end of day four.

Day five began with Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes looking to give England a chance of levelling the series.

And Stokes did just that as managed to score 115 not out to shift momentum back England's way.

England eventually declared on 258/5, setting Australia 267 to win.

And the Aussies got off to a nervy start with David Warner and Usman Khawaja falling early on at the hands of Jofra Archer.

Jofra Archer took two quick wickets in Australia's second innings

Australia were without their talisman Steve Smith for their second innings after he was struck in the head by an Archer bouncer on day four.

And his replacement, Marnus Labuschagne, was also struck on the helmet by an Archer bouncer while still on 0.

The 25-year-old fell to the ground but fortunately got straight back on his feet and was able to continue.

Watch that ball below:

England needed eight wickets to snatch victory going into the evening session on the final day.

And they got the perfect start with Cameron Bancroft departing for 16 after being trapped LBW by Jack Leach.

Labuschagne and Travis Head held firm for a while, but the former's resolve was broken when he departed for 59.

Matthew Wade then edged behind for one, before Tim Paine departed after a quite incredible catch from Joe Denly.

But England's late charge would be in vain as they ran out of time. Australia finished their innings on 154-6. 

Australia will be hoping that Smith recovers in time to feature at Headingley and he provided an update on his fitness on Sunday.

Steve Smith woke up feeling groggy on Sunday

“I woke up feeling a little bit groggy and with a headache again, I had some tests done and upon further assessment it was deemed to be a mild concussion unfortunately,” he said, per the BBC.

“The results changed slightly, they declined a little bit. With the tests I’ve done and how I’ve woken up, it’s the right decision.

“I’d love to be out there trying to keep performing and trying to help Australia to win another Test match but the right decision has been made and I’ll be monitored very closely for the next few days.”

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