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
- 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.
- 19:22 (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
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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.
- 15:12 (IST)Aug 14, 2019