Rory Burns and Jonny Bairstow hit half-centuries as England were all out for 258 before Australia struggled to 30/1 at stumps on Day 2 of the rain-affected second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord”s on Thursday.
Australia were 30/1 in 13 overs after Stuart Broad, England”s pace spearhead in the absence of James Anderson, dismissed David Warner for the third time in the Ashes for just 3. The Aussies now trail by 228 runs with Cameron Bancroft (5 batting) and Usman Khawaja (18 batting) at the crease.
After the first day”s play got washed out, England saw Burns score 53 off 127 balls (7×4) with wicketkeeper Bairstow then playing a crucial knock of 52 off 95 balls (7×4) 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.