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 17 September 2019
England 258 (77.1) & 258/5 dec
Australia 250 (94.3) & 154/6 (47.3)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 2nd Test ) England drew with Australia
England vs Australia 2nd Ashes Test Highlights:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Like we predicted, toss has been delayed for the Ashes 2nd Test due to rain at Lord's. Stay tuned for updates
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.