London, Aug 15 Rory Burns and Jonny Bairstow scored half centuries as England were all out for 258 on Day 2 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord''s on Thursday.
After the first day''s play got washed out, England saw Burns score 53 off 127 balls (7x4) with wicketkeeper Bairstow then playing a crucial knock of 52 off 95 balls (7x4) to help the side recover from 138/6 at one stage and post a competitive first innings score after being asked to bat first by Australia.
For the Aussies, Josh Hazlewood (3/58), Pat Cummins (3/61) and Nathan Lyon (3/68) grabbed three wickets each.
As the first day of the Match was washed out due to rains yesterday, the match is now in an interesting situation with England getting bowled today with a low score.
Brief scores: 1st innings: England 258 all out (Rory Burns 53, Jonny Bairstow 52,; Josh Hazlewood 3/58, Pat Cummins 3/61, Nathan Lyon 3/68).
At the time of going to file the story, Australia was 23-1 (Bancroft 5, Khawaja 11) A lucky escape for Khawaja, who tries to pull Woakes and contrives to toe-end the ball towards the slips. It bounces short and squirts through for a single, which is a blessing for England as it gives Woakes four balls at Bancroft. He edges the third on the bounce to third slip - but he survives another over, and you have to admire his determination to get through such a torrid spell. He has 5 from 34 balls.
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