Chris Rogers (left) and Steven Smith shared a record stand for Australia © Getty Images
Chris Rogers (left) and Steven Smith shared a record stand for Australia © Getty Images

Chris Rogers and Steven Smith have just gone past the record stand for any wicket for Australia against England at Lord’s, London. Australia are currently 341 for one with both Rogers and Smith playing superbly. Australia lost David Warner on 78 when the Warner miscued one from Moeen Ali to James Anderson at wide long off. The stand is now of 263 runs which is his now the highest record going past the record of 260-run stand between Michael Slater and Mark Taylor. Not since Geoff Marsh (125 not out) and Mark Taylor (141 not out) took their side to 301 without loss against England on the first day of the fifth Test at Trent Bridge in 1989 had Australia produced such a commanding display with the bat on the opening day of an Ashes match.  Catch live cricket scores and updates of England vs Australia 2nd Ashes 2015 Test at Lord’s, Day 2 here

England will want to comeback in the game with some early wicket, Anderson hit Chris Rogers first ball on his head when he ducked under a short one but took his eyes off the ball. Australia are playing superbly and will want to keep batting and put up a huge first innings score.  Live cricket updates: England vs Australia, 2nd Test at Lord’s, Day 2