Australia wins toss, bowls 1st v England in 2nd Ashes test

LONDON (AP) — Australia has won the toss and chosen to bowl first against England in the rain-hit second Ashes test at Lord's.

The opening day was washed out Wednesday without a ball being bowled. The forecast is much better for Day 2.

England, which lost the first test at Edgbaston by 251 runs, is giving a test debut to Barbados-born fast bowler Jofra Archer, who replaces the injured James Anderson. Jack Leach is the second change, coming in for fellow spinner Moeen Ali.

Australia brought in quick Josh Hazlewood for James Pattinson.

With the test reduced to four days with time added on daily, the follow-on will be 150 runs.



England: Rory Burns, Jason Roy, Joe Root (captain), Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach.

Australia: David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (captain), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon.


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