Stokes hits 115, England sets Australia 267 to win 2nd test

LONDON (AP) — Ben Stokes brought up his seventh test century before England declared on 258-5, setting Australia an improbable victory target of 267 in the second Ashes test with 48 overs to play on Day 5.

Stokes was unbeaten on 115 after hitting 11 fours and three sixes at Lord's, the ground where he helped win the Cricket World Cup for England barely a month ago. Jonny Bairstow was not out on 30.

England resumed Sunday on 96-4 in its second innings and added 162 runs before declaring midway through the second session.

Australia leads the five-match series 1-0.


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