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  • 10:05 PM IST

    THAT’S IT! STUMPS! It has been a tiring time since Lunch as both the sessions after that have been washed out. As it stands, it seems like only one result is on the cards (draw). Unless a dramatic collapse from either side happens, the match is just going to be stretched out. Six sessions of play remain and with two-and-a-half innings to go, a result doesn’t seem possible from this match.

  • 8:36 PM IST

    Early Tea has been taken on the third day as the rain continues to pour down. No positive news to look forward too as well as it is gloomy all around England and the forecast says that there are no signs of the showers going away anytime soon. However, Australia will be happy with this as another session of play is washed out and just seven sessions remain. Meanwhile, the task for England gets tougher as the match is heading towards a draw where they clearly have the upper hand.

  • 5:35 PM IST

    Early lunch taken as rain stops play at Lord’s, with Australia reduced to 80/4. Pretty punctual rain clouds. It was forecast that it would begin to rain around 1 pm and boy, has it been proved right. The forecast is very iffy for the rest of the afternoon but the ground has excellent drainage. So, if the rain does stop, it should not take too long to resume.

  • 4:57 PM IST

    OUT! Second wicket for Stuart Broad. Travis Head is out LBW. Australia four down for 71. Aleem Dar adjudges it not out and England opt for a review. They are spot on. This looks out. Here comes Hawk Eye. Missing off. Missing leg. CRASHING into middle. Off goes Head. Thank god for reviews…

  • 4:22 PM IST

    THREE DOWN! England strike twice in quick succession. Usman Khawaja departs as Chris Woakes strikes. Good length ball outside off, Khawaja pokes at the ball with no feet movement whatsoever. There is an outside edge Bairstow is not going to drop that. Australia in a spot of bother here.

  • 4:17 PM IST
    OUT! First Test wicket for Jofra Archer. Cameron Bancroft is out LBW. Australia two down for 60. A gritty innings by Bancroft comes to an end and so does the 49-run stand between Khawaja and him. Jofra bowls this one on a good length outside off. The ball nips back in after pitching and the ball hits the pads of Bancroft as he shuffles across the stumps in his usual way as he attempts to block this one out.
  • 3:53 PM IST

    Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja, overnight batsmen, have so far done well not to give England any early wickets. Australia 42/1.

  • 2:24 PM IST

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2nd Test England vs Australia Day 3 at Lord’s on Friday.

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2nd Test England vs Australia Day 3 at Lord’s on Friday.

Day 2 recap

Australia in reply, have lost Warner early but Bancroft and Khawaja have done well to ensure no more wickets fell. On Day 3, the wicket will probably be easier to bat on at the start and Australia will hope to cash in. England on the other hand, need to keep taking wickets regularly and hope to go into their second innings with a lead. There is rain predicted on Friday but we should get play. Do join us for the action which begins at 1100 local (1000 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

The day began with Australia winning the toss and electing to field. They had England on the mat at 138 for 6 but then Bairstow along with the lower order took England to a very competitive total. He scored a half ton along the way and was the last wicket to fall. For Australia it was a combined effort from the bowlers but Cummins and Hazlewood were probably the pick. The latter ran through the top order and the former took wickets of the batters from the middle order.

A very entertaining day of cricket today! The match is evenly poised at the moment. Yes, Australia did lose Warner but Cameron Bancroft and Khawaja hung in there, survived the hostile bowling from the England pacers and have brought down the deficit to 228.