England vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights, Ashes 2019: Rain Washes Out Day 1 At Lord's

Updated:14 August 2019 21:26 IST

ENG vs AUS 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights, Ashes 2019: Australia currently lead the five-Test series 1-0.

England vs Australia 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights, Ashes 2019: Rain Washes Out Day 1 At Lord
England vs Australia Highlights: First day's play called off due to persistent rain in London. © AFP

The first day's play was called off without a ball being bowled in the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's on Wednesday. Just when the umpires were gearing up for the toss at 7.30 pm IST after the rain enforced an early lunch, slight drizzle returned to cause further delay and the day's play was eventually called off. In the first Test, Ashes holders Australia registered a 251-run win in the first Test at Edgbaston last week to take 1-0 lead in the five-match series. It is 18 years since Australia last won an Ashes series in England. England have only won seven Ashes campaigns from behind, most recently when they took the celebrated 2005 series 2-1. They were set to give a debut to fast bowler Jofra Archer after James Anderson, England's all-time leading wicket-taker, was ruled out with a calf injury that meant he bowled just four overs at Edgbaston. Neither England nor Australia had yet named their teams. They are not required to do so until the toss takes place. (SCORECARD)

Ashes 2019 2nd Test Day 1, Highlights Between England vs Australia, Straight from, Lord's Cricket Ground, London

  • 20:59 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    Thank you for joining us!

    Thank you for joining our live coverage of the second Ashes Test on day 1. The play will resume tomorrow at 3.30pm IST. Do join us back for our live updates as we hope that rain stays away on Day 2.
  • 20:52 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    The play has been called off for the day!

    Play has been abandoned for the day at Lord's due to rain. 
  • 19:34 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    Jofra Archer gets his Test cap!

    Chris Jordan presented the Test cap to Jofra Archer who is all set to make his Test debut for England at Lord's.
  • 19:29 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    Toss delayed again!

    Minutes before the toss, a slight drizzle has led to another delay.
  • 19:22 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    48 overs to be bowled in the day!

    If the rain stays away, 48 overs are expected to be bowled on day 1 of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
  • 19:12 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    Toss in 19 minutes!

    More good news coming in from Lord's, the toss will take place at 7.30pm IST. Play to start at 8pm IST.
  • 19:10 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    First look at the surface!

    While we wait for update from the umpires, here's a look at the surface that will be used for the second Ashes Test.
  • 18:43 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    Another inspection at 7pm IST!

    The update from Lord's is that there will be another inspection at 7pm IST.
  • 18:23 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    The covers are coming off!

    Good news coming in from Lord's. The covers are being taken off. Pitch inspection in a few minutes.
  • 17:27 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    Langer expects big from Warner!

    David Warner, who scored just 10 runs in the Ashes opener, will eye to score big for his side. Australia coach Justin Langer has some high expectations from the left-hander.
  • 17:19 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    Lunch!

    It's time for lunch at Lord's. However, the rain is unstoppable in London. 
  • 16:59 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    Still raining!

    The rain is still on at Lord's! 
  • 16:05 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    Covers are still on!

    Covers are still on at Lord's. 
  • 15:12 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    No James Pattinson in Lord's Test!

    No James Pattinson in the Lord's Test, reveals Australia skipper Tim Paine.
  • 15:08 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    Toss delayed!

    The toss has been delayed due to rain in London in the second Ashes Test between England and Australia.
  • 15:04 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    Covers are on the pitch!

    Covers are on the pitch at Lord's and we may expect a delayed start. 
  • 14:59 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    It's raining!

    It is raining at Lord's and the toss may be delayed.
  • 13:57 (IST)Aug 14, 2019

    Hello and welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the live commentary from the second Ashes Test between England and Australia at Lord's.
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