England beat Australia by 347 runs in the second test after claiming the last wicket in the final over of the fourth day at Lord’s on Sunday to take a 2—0 series lead.
Graeme Swann finished with 4—78 with Australia all out for 235.
Joe Root, who earlier scored 180 as England declared at 349—7 in its second innings, also took 2—9.
England is well placed to win the five—match series for its third straight Ashes victory while Australia has now lost its last six tests — its worst streak of losses for 29 years.
Australia, set an improbable target of 583 to win, had two below—par batting displays, including all out for just 128 in its first innings.
Swann claimed nine wickets in the match.
Scoreboard: second test between England and Australia on the fourth day at Lord’s-
Alastair Cook b Siddle 8
Joe Root c Smith b Harris 180
Jonathan Trott b Siddle 0
Kevin Pietersen c Rogers b Siddle 5
Tim Bresnan c Rogers b Pattinson 38
Ian Bell c Rogers b Smith 74
Jonny Bairstow c Haddin b Harris 20
Matt Prior not out 1
Extras- (15b, 8lb) 23
TOTAL- (for seven wickets) 349
Fall of wickets- 1—22, 2—22, 3—30, 4—129, 5—282, 6—344, 7—349.
Did not bat- James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann.
Bowling- Ryan Harris 18.1—4—31—2, Shane Watson 12—5—25—0, Peter Siddle 21—6—65—3, James Pattinson 20—8—42—1, Steve Smith 14—0—65—1, Ashton Agar 29—5—98—0.
Shane Watson lbw b Anderson 20
Chris Rogers b Swann 6
Usman Khawaja c Anderson b Root 54
Phil Hughes lbw b Swann 1
Michael Clarke c Cook b Root 51
Steve Smith c Prior b Bresnan 1
Brad Haddin lbw b Swann 7
Ashton Agar c Prior b Bresnan 16
Peter Siddle b Anderson 18
James Pattinson lbw b Swann 35
Ryan Harris not out 16
Extras- (4b, 5lb, 1w) 10
TOTAL- (all out) 235
Fall of wickets- 1—24, 2—32, 3—36, 4—134, 5—135, 6—136, 7—154, 8—162, 9—192.
Bowling- James Anderson 18—2—55—2, Stuart Broad 21—4—54—0, Graeme Swann 30.3—5—78—4, Tim Bresnan 14—8—30—2, Joe Root 7—3—9—2.
Result- England won by 347 runs.
Series- Englands 2—0 with three tests to play.
Umpires- Marais Erasmus, South Africa, and Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lanka.
Third umpire- Tony Hill, New Zealand. Match referee- Ranjan Madugalle, Sri Lanka.