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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.

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 17 September 2019

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:

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.

Weather Report

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

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.

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.

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.

Covers are coming off

Its all gloomy at Lord's

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.

Rain, rain everywhere

Covers back on

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

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.

Toss

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

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