Australia, after electing to bat, put on a fluent 78 runs for the opening wicket before David Warner (38) miscued a Moeen Ali delivery to James Anderson in the deep. But England failed to produce anything extraordinary after that as Steve Smith and Chris Rogers kept batting like rocks in the middle. Both have notched up their Test tons to put England in a spot of bother. By the day ended, Australia were well on their way to post a massive total with the score reading 337/1 at Stumps. (Photos: Sachin’s son Arjun trains with England at Lord’s)
As it happened….
England: Alastair Cook (captain), Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Mark Wood, James Anderson
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England’s cricketers are riding the wave of a rare “feelgood factor” but have put their Cardiff success behind them and are looking only forward, captain Alastair Cook said ahead of the second Ashes Test against Australia.
Ricky Ponting will ring the bell to signal five minutes before the start of play on day one of the second Test between England and Australia at Lord’s on Thursday.
Arjun Tendulkar, son of legendary batsman Sachin, rolled his arm over to English batsmen ahead of their second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord’s.