England vs Australia: Hazlewood doubles England in the second ash test
LONDON: Australia Josh Hazlewood He marked his entry into the ashes of this season with two first wickets before England stood firm when the second test finally started at Lord's on Thursday.
England was 76-2 at lunch on the second day, having been 26-2 after Hazlewood captured the grounds of Jason Roy and Captain Joe Root.
But Rory Burns (34 not out) and Joe Denly (27 not out) avoided further collapse, with Hazlewood having the excellent figures of two wickets for 14 runs in 10 overs at lunch.
Australia, 1-0 up in the five-game series after a 251-run victory in the first Test at Edgbaston last week, saw Captain Tim Paine show faith in his attack by deciding to play first after winning the draw after the Wednesday's first day wash. .
It took only nine balls for his decision to be rewarded.
After Pat cummins had bowled a probing maiden to Rory Burns, Hazlewood - recalled in place of James Pattinson in the only change to the side of Australia: he hit with only his third ball when Roy was caught by a duck by the wicketkeeper Paine after freely defending himself from the stump in an increasing delivery.
England had now lost its first wicket without a race on the board.
Although the sun was going through the clouds, easing the conditions for batting, that didn't stop the Australian new ball duo from repeatedly hitting the outer edge of Root and left-handed Burns, who scored his first century of Test at Edgbaston.
But Root, England's best batsman, did hit the first boundaries of the match in when he cover drove two successive Cummins deliveries for textbook fours in the seventh over.
And when the first change, Peter Siddle replaced Cummins, England took 13 runs of its first envelope including three well-marked limits.
But Hazlewood then had Root, aiming across his front pad, lbw for 14 with a ball that nipped back.
Root thought about a review, but decided not to do so, with England now 26-2 when under pressure Denly hit the bat.
England should have had a 40-3 record, but Burns, 16, saw Usman Khawaja lose a routine chance of a canyon from an edge of Siddle.
It has been 18 years since Australia last won a series of ashes in England.
Wednesday's game extended to 98 overs per day, with the follow-up reduced to 150 runs instead of 200, now this is a four-day game.
On the last two occasions when a one-day play was lost in a Trial of the Lord (first day, 2001 v Pakistan and first day, 2018 v India), the match still ended in four days.
On Thursday, the Lord turned red in support of the Ruth Strauss Foundation, a lung cancer charity created to honor the late wife of Andrew Strauss , the former England captain and male cricket director, who died from the disease.
Fans have been asked to use the color and both teams will wear limited-edition caps and shirts that will be auctioned.