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Who has the ascendancy after the second Ashes Test draw?

Has the balance of power shifted in the Ashes? (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
19th August, 2019
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Much like the Cricket World Cup completed beforehand, rain had significant impact on the second Test at Lord’s, with both sides forced to settle for a draw.

But the lack of a definitive result doesn’t mean what went down at England’s home of cricket doesn’t have a huge impact on the series going forward.

While the result means England cannot afford to drop another Test for the rest of the series, did they actually turn the tide with their second Test efforts?

We were joined on the Game of Codes podcast by Roar cricket expert David Schout to look over the key takeaways from the game that wrapped up yesterday morning.

Listen to the discussion:

Jofra Archer’s rattling of Steve Smith with his bouncers has the English press up and about. While the likely absence of Smith from the third Test due to concussion is one thing, has Archer’s bowling got into Smith’s psyche?

Has Joe Root fixed the issues with his captaincy from the first Test?

Have the second Test’s events swung the balance in England’s favour?

Our experts discuss that and more in the podcast player above.

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