Australia, after posting a mammoth score of 566/8, removed England top order without any resistance. The likes of Lyth, Ballance and Root were already back in the hut. The challenge for England is to survive the day and avoid the follow-on tomorrow. (Full Coverage | Fixtures | Photos)
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Day 1 Recap
Chris Rogers and Steve Smith shared an unbroken second-wicket partnership of 259 to lift the touring side to 337 for one, the perfect start following their disappointing performance in the first match of the series which England won by 169 runs.
England did not bowl badly but failed to hit the disciplined lines that set up their surprise 169-run win in the first Test in Cardiff last week.
Chris Rogers and Steve Smith plundered superb centuries to lead Australia to a commanding 337 for one on the first day of the second Ashes Test against England at Lord’s on Thursday.