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England's crucial second Ashes Test at Lord's against Australia threatened by downpour of rain

The eagerly-anticipated second Ashes Test at Lords is in danger of being delayed due to a downpour of rain expected in London.England head into the Lords Test 1-0 down after losing by a massive 251 runs in the opener following a second innings collapse and the brilliance of Australias Steve Smith with the bat.

Joe Roots men head into the Test at the Home of Cricket knowing that victory is vital against their old foes.

The start of the second Ashes Test at Lords is under threat by the downpour of rain

Covers surround the Lords pitch ahead of the start of play on Wednesday morning

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The rain has already started to pour from the skies, with covers surrounding the Lords pitch presently ahead of the 11am start time.  The forecast is enough to dampen anyones enthusiasm but those within the England dressing room will look to prove a point when play eventually starts.

Spectators queue up outside the ground under umbrellas ahead of day one of second TestAnd England skipper Root has demanded a big response from his side following their drubbing at Edgbaston.

  Last week will have hurt everyone. Everyone will be absolutely desperate to go and win this week and I expect nothing less, said Root.We really back ourselves to perform and to come back strong. Weve proven that we do that time and time again when we when weve been defeated, especially at home. And Im expecting a big response from the boys.

 

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