The Ashes, 2nd Test: England pick up crucial wickets before rain wrecks Day 3

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first_img Next The Ashes, 2nd Test: England pick up crucial wickets before rain wrecks Day 3The rain forced early stumps on Day 3 at Lord’s after England pacers ran through Australia’s top-order in 2nd Ashes Test. Australia, who trail England by 178 runs, will resume their innings on Saturday 80/4.advertisement Reuters LondonAugust 16, 2019UPDATED: August 16, 2019 22:53 IST Rain wiped out the final two sessions at Lord’s. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSPersistent rain throughout the afternoon led to the day’s play finally being called offAustralia, who added 50 runs to their overnight total, trail by 178 runsEngland fought back on the third day in the second test of the Ashes on FridayEngland fought back on the third day in the second test of the Ashes on Friday, picking up three top-order wickets to reduce Australia to 80-4 before rain wiped out the final two sessions at Lord’s.The tourists, who added 50 runs to their overnight total, trail by 178 runs and they will need a significantly lower-order contribution on Saturday to put pressure back on England.England’s seamers struggled at first to take advantage of favourable bowling conditions but made the breakthrough when Jofra Archer trapped Cameron Bancroft (13) lbw with the score at 60-2.Usman Khawaja (36) followed quickly after, edging Chris Woakes into the gloves of Jonny Bairstow and then Stuart Broad removed Travis Head (7), leg before.But Steve Smith, who struck two centuries in the opening Test at Edgbaston was unbeaten on 13 when the umpires took the players off for rain in the final over before lunch.England vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 3 HighlightsPersistent rain throughout the afternoon led to the day’s play finally being called off shortly before 5.30 pm local time with just 24.1 overs possible in the day.England will hope they can remove Smith early on the fourth day and get into the Australian lower-order but on a surface that suggests low scores, every outcome remains possible for the final two days.Also Read | Need time to think about future as England captain: Eoin MorganAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow England VS AustraliaFollow Lord’slast_img

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