London, July 20(ANI): Andrew Strauss led England team beat its arch rival Australia in second test at the Lord's ground after 75 years making a history, as they thrashed the visiting Aussies by a margin of 115 runs on the fifth and final day on Monday.
England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff finished with figures of five for 92 as England took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
England took 196 minutes to claim the last five Australian wickets, as they completely outplayed the visitors to register its first Ashes victory at Lord's since 1934.
Flintoff, who will retire from Test cricket at the conclusion of the series, dismissed Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin in his first over of the day, and also accounted for tail-enders Nathan Hauritz and Peter Siddle as Australia were dismissed for 406 on the final day.
Spinner Graeme Swann took the other two wickets to fall in the day, he took the crucial wicket of Michael Clarke for 136 and wrapped up the Aussie innings by clean bowling Mitchell Johnson for 63.
England will now head to Edgbaston for the third test on July 30 aiming on keeping its lead in the series. (ANI)