England vs Australia Ashes 2019 Highlights 2nd Test Day 1 at Lord’s: Rain spoils play
England vs Australia, Ashes 2019, 2nd Test, Day 1: Catch all the action of the blockbuster second Test between England and Australia through our live commentary.Updated: Aug 14, 2019 22:42 IST
Live Updates: Jofra Archer received his England Test cap but was still to make his debut as rain saw the first day of Wednesday’s second Ashes match against Australia abandoned without a ball bowled at a soaking wet Lord’s. With rain still lashing an increasingly gloomy ‘home of cricket’, umpires Aleem Dar and Chris Gaffaney finally abandoned play for the day after tea at 4:19 pm local time.
Preview: England captain Joe Root expects his side to fight back hard against Australia when the second Ashes test starts at Lord’s on Wednesday, with paceman Jofra Archer raring to make the most of his debut. Australia lead the five-match series 1-0 after their emphatic 251-run win at Edgbaston. The defeat at Edgbaston marked the first time since 2005 that England have made a losing start to a home Ashes series and another loss at Lord’s would deal a huge blow to their chances of regaining the urn. England have not lost consecutive home tests against any side for 11 years.
England: Joe Root (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad
Australia: Tim Paine (c & wk), Cameron Bancroft, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
First Published: Aug 14, 2019 15:22 IST