Live Updates

  • 8:59 PM IST

    THAT’S IT! As expected, play has been abandoned due to rain on Day 1 at Lord’s.

  • 7:34 PM IST

    Meanwhile, Jofra Archer has been handed his Test cap by Chris Jordan

  • 7:32 PM IST

    OH DEAR! Just as the toss was about it begin, the rain comes back again and the covers are back on!

  • 6:27 PM IST

    So, according to the Lord’s Twitter handle, it has stopped raining and there will be an inspection at 2 pm local time.

  • 5:20 PM IST

    So, the situation has still not improved at Lord’s! Early lunch has been taken, let’s hope it proves in the next half.

  • 4:28 PM IST

    Still the same situation at Lord’s! Rain and more rain…

  • 3:27 PM IST

    Rain did stop for a while and a pitch inspection was scheduled, but the heavens have opened and it’s raining again at Lord’s, covers are back on.

  • 2:54 PM IST

    Word from Lord’s is that its still raining and play might not be expected until tomorrow.

  • 2:40 PM IST

    Could Jofra Archer be the answer to England’s problems?


    His Test debut is one of the most anticipated of all time. Do you think he can follow the paths of these stunning Test debutants?
  • 10:20 AM IST

    Holders Australia, bidding to win their first away Ashes series for 18 years, humbled England last time out thanks in large part to Smith, who returned to this level following a 12-month ban for his involvement in a ball-tampering scandal with two centuries as they cruised to a 251-run first Test win at Edgbaston.

England vs Australia live cricket score, 2nd Test Ashes 2019, Day 1: Play abandoned due to rain on Day 1

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of day one of the second Test of the 2019 Ashes between England and Australia at the Lord’s Cricket Ground, London on Wednesday.

MATCH PREVIEW

England are set to field a revamped attack featuring fast bowler Jofra Archer as they try to finally get Australia‘s batting star Steve Smith out cheaply and level the Ashes in the second Test at Lord’s.

Holders Australia, bidding to win their first away Ashes series for 18 years, humbled England last time out thanks in large part to Smith, who returned to this level following a 12-month ban for his involvement in a ball-tampering scandal with two centuries as they cruised to a 251-run first Test win at Edgbaston.

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