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England vs Australia 2nd Ashes Test Highlights: Play abandoned on Day 1

England vs Australia (Eng vs Aus) 2nd Ashes Test Highlights: England hope to level the series as they take on Australia in the second Test at Lord's.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 14, 2019 9:41:19 pm
England take on Australia in the second Test in hope of levelling the series.

England vs Australia 2nd Test Highlights: The resumption of the Ashes on Wednesday at Lord’s was put on hold because of rain. Australia dropped fast bowler James Pattinson from a 12-man squad, with Josh Hazlewood coming in as likely replacement. England’s Barbados-born fast bowler Jofra Archer will be making his Test debut when rain does allow play. Rain made play impossible on Wednesday and play was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

England have only twice won the Ashes after losing the opener — when all-rounder Ian Botham turned the 1981 series on its head with several superb solo efforts, and in the thrilling 2005 contest which they edged 2-1. Meanwhile, visitors Australia are eying their first away Ashes series win for 18 years.

The Ashes, 2019Lord's, London 05 August 2020

England  258 (77.1) & 258/5 dec

vs

Australia  250 (94.3) & 154/6 (47.3)

Match Ended ( Day 5 - 2nd Test ) England drew with Australia

Live Blog

England vs Australia 2nd Ashes Test Highlights:

21:39 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Play abandoned for day

Play has been abandoned for the day. Play will start at the usual time tomorrow, with an extra half-hour added towards the end of each of the remaining four days to make up for lost time.

20:39 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Weather Report

Things are not looking too promising. Here is the latest weather update:

19:57 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Jofra Archer gets his Test Cap

Chris Jordan presents Jofra Archer his Test cap. A beautiful journey comes full circle. Meanwhile, it has started raining again at Lord's and they've covered the pitch. More delay.

19:56 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Good news

Umpires have scheduled play for 3.30pm local, with the toss at 3pm. Weather permitting, play can go on until as late as 7.30pm.

19:07 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Latest Update

An update from the Lord's Twitter account: "It has currently stopped raining at Lord's, so there will be a pitch inspection at 2pm." Hope this inspection doesn't meet the same fate as the previous one.

18:27 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Covers are coming off
17:48 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Its all gloomy at Lord's
17:09 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Rain continues to pour

Looking at the conditions now, Sam Curran definitely has to come into the equation for his in-swingers as well as his valuable contributions down the order.

16:16 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Rain, rain everywhere
15:27 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Covers back on

Oh oh! The covers are back on as it starts pouring at Lord's again. 

15:15 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Rain stops

The rain has stopped at Lord's and if there is no more, there will be an inspection at 11am BST which is 3.30 pm IST.

15:12 (IST)14 Aug 2019
Toss

Like we predicted, toss has been delayed for the Ashes 2nd Test due to rain at Lord's. Stay tuned for updates

15:07 (IST)14 Aug 2019
The Ashes

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Ashes 2nd Test between England and Australia at the Lord's. It, however, looks like there will be a delay in toss due to rain in London. Stay tuned for live score and updates of the match here.

Teams:

England (From): Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root(c), Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow(w), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad

Australia (From): Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine(w/c), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood