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SportRain delays start of second Ashes Test

15:56  14 august  2019
15:56  14 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer presented with Test cap but rain persists at Lord's

Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer presented with Test cap but rain persists at Lord's The start of the second Ashes Test was delayed further on Thursday morning (AEST), when Jofra Archer appeared set to make his debut in the longest format.

Rain delayed the toss at the start of the second test between England and India at Lord’s on Thursday. With grey skies and steady rain falling the prospect of play before lunch looked unlikely. England lead the series 1-0 after a thrilling 31-run victory at Edgbaston.

Rain delayed play after tea on the third day in the second Ashes Test between Australia and England at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. England were 551 for four in their first innings with Kevin Pietersen unbeaten on 213 and Ian Bell not out 41 in reply to Australia's 245.

Rain delays start of second Ashes Test© Reuters Cricket - Ashes 2019 - Second Test - England v Australia - Lord's Cricket Ground, London, Britain - August 14, 2019 Groundstaff remove the covers before play Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs The start of the second Ashes Test has been delayed because of rain, with further showers forecast on what shapes to be an anticlimactic opening day at Lord's.

The toss was slated for 7.30pm AEST but the pitch has been blanketed with heavy covers for the majority of the morning.

Umpires had a brief inspection of some wet patches in the outfield when the coin was due to be tossed.

Rain delays start of second Ashes Test© AP A spectator looks at the field of play that is covered to protect the wicket from rain on day one of the 2nd Ashes Test cricket match between England and Australia at Lord's cricket ground in London, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Rain is forecast for much of the day in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Australia hold a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series, having won by 251 runs at Edgbaston thanks largely to two centuries from Steve Smith.

Ashes: Australia struggling on 80-4 before rain, Smith on 13

Ashes: Australia struggling on 80-4 before rain, Smith on 13 LONDON (AP) Steve Smith was looking to anchor another batting recovery by Australia after a strong start by England to Day 3 of the second Ashes test at Lord's on Friday. Resuming on 30-1 and trailing by 228 runs, Australia lost three wickets - Cameron Bancroft (13), Usman Khawaja (36) and Travis Head (7) - in the space of 7.3 overs and was struggling on 80-4 before rain forced an early lunch.

LONDON (Reuters) - Rain delayed the toss at the start of the second test between England and India at Lord's on Thursday. Cricket - England v India - Second Test - Lord’s, London, Britain - August 9, 2018 General view of spectators sheltering under umbrellas during a rain delay Action Images via

London: The start of the second Test between India and England has been delayed following incessant rain at the Lord's here on Thursday. According to the latest update from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), both the teams decided to take an early lunch break after more than one

James Pattinson has been rested from the clash in London but the tourists are yet to confirm whether Josh Hazlewood or Mitchell Starc will claim his place in the XI.

England captain Joe Root is also yet to announce his team, with the hosts weighing up whether to leave left-arm spinner Jack Leach on the sidelines and bank on an all-pace attack.

Root suggested the prospect of losing a day to wet weather wouldn't influence England's selectors.

Ashes 2019: Rain prevents play after lunch following England fightback

Ashes 2019: Rain prevents play after lunch following England fightback Jofra Archer was among three wicket-takers in the morning session, reducing Australia to 80-4 at lunch before rain ended play on day three.

Fresh rain in Birmingham further delayed the start of the third Ashes Test between England and Australia The officials were due to hold an inspection at the scheduled start time of 11am (1000GMT) but England lead the five-match series 1-0 after their 115-run win in the second Test at Lord's.

LEEDS: The start of the second and final test between England and New Zealand at Headingley was delayed by rain on Friday.Play was due to get underway at 1000 GMT but the covers remained across the pitch half an hour before the start with the umpires not due to inspect until the rain stopped.Dark

Rain delays start of second Ashes Test© AP Australia's Usman Khawaja, centre walks to the indoor training area as rain falls on day one of the 2nd Ashes Test cricket match between England and Australia at Lord's cricket ground in London, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Rain is forecast for much of the day in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) "You've got to keep an open mind and Test cricket is all about adapting anyway," Root said in his pre-match press conference.

"I'm sure that if the weather throws up some surprises or has a big say in things, we'll have to make sure we manage that well."

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Rain delays start of second Ashes Test

England 67 all out in third Ashes Test.
England were dismissed for just 67 on the second day of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley on Friday. Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood took five wickets for 30 runs, with England's collapse leaving them 112 runs behind after Australia made 179 in their first innings. Joe Denly, with 12, was the only batsman to reach double figures in an innings that lasted a mere 27.5 overs, with England captain Joe Root out for his second successive duck.

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