Australia reduced England to 80 for three at lunch on Day One of the second Test match at Lord’s on Thursday.

England skipper Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat first, as he believed the pitch would dry up due to the heat.   

Shane Watson, back to bowling duties after a short hiatus, responded immediately as he trapped Cook in front on his second ball itself.
England’s morning was to get murkier as Ryan Harris, one of Australia’s two changes for the match, ran in and dismissed Joe Root and Kevin Pietersen in the next over to reduce the hosts to 28 for three. England had lost three wickets in the space of 11 balls. Even the Queen, who had been introduced to the two teams ahead of play, had seen enough and left the ground.