THE ASHES, 2019
Live Score Updates
Day 1: Toss delayed due to rain
Will England find a way to keep Steven Smith quiet at Lord’s? © AFP
EARLY LUNCH:Nothing new to update otherwise.
Scratch that…it’s starting to rain again.Five mins before the scheduled inspection. So there you go. The wait continues.
Covers are coming off, informs Vithushan! It’s stopped raining in London, and an inspection is scheduled for 11am local time, i.e. 10am GMT.
In what was one of their finest performances in an away Test in recent years, Australia managed to end their barren run at Edgbaston to take a 1-0 lead heading into the Lord’s Test. Can the visitors continue their good showing or will England stage a strong comeback? What about the London weather? Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for Day 1 of the second Test.
First things first, this is how it looks at the moment
“The tone from both camps in the lead-up to the second Test at Lord’s has been instructive. Rather than go all Glenn McGrath “five-nil”, Australia have been keen to play things down after their Edgbaston victory. Justin Langer has emphasised that winning the Ashes is their ultimate goal and not a one-off victory. There have been no bold statements of intent. England, by contrast, have been bullish rather than diffidently hiding away with their tail between their legs. Jofra Archer told Langer he had “another thing coming” when Australia’s coach questioned his red-ball stamina. Others have been building up England’s qualities. For both teams, the approach has been understandable given the lessons they have learnt from similar situations over the past few years,” writes Rob Johnston in his preview.