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16 Aug 2019, 17:50 IST
Jofra Archer celebrates his first Take a look at wicket

Jofra Archer claimed his first Take a look at England struck 3 times within the morning session of what was forecast to be a rain-hit third day towards Australia at Lord’s.

The vacationers dominated Thursday’s play in the second Ashes Take a look at as they focused a 2-Zero collection lead, bowling England out for under 258 and shutting on 30-1.

With moist climate anticipated for the remainder of Friday, Joe Root’s residence aspect wanted to do harm earlier than lunch and duly decreased Australia to 80-4 on the interval.

Debutant Archer eliminated Cameron Bancroft earlier than Chris Woakes noticed off Usman Khawaja (38) and Travis Head fell to Stuart Broad, however England have been unable to assert the prized scalp of Steve Smith (13 not), who scored a century in each innings in Australia’s win at Edgbaston.

Left-hander Khawaja introduced up the group’s 50 with a streaky boundary when Woakes was introduced into the assault after Archer and Broad struggled early on.

Root continued with World Cup star Archer and the fast bought a much-needed breakthrough with a supply which struck Bancroft in entrance after nipping in sharply off the seam, umpire’s name the decision after the opener signalled for a assessment.

Woakes bought in on the act with the second ball of the subsequent over, Khawaja nibbling behind to a wonderful supply which moved away from the left-hander.

Australia have been 60-Three after shedding two wickets with out scoring a run they usually have been 4 down when Broad snared Travis Head (7) lbw, England efficiently reviewing when Aleem Dar curiously opted to not increase his finger.

Ben Stokes induced an in any other case untroubled Smith issues and Matthew Wade overturned an lbw choice when on nought, after being given out from a ball from the England all-rounder which pitched exterior leg stump.

Wade, filled with confidence after scoring 100 within the first Take a look at, was nonetheless there together with Smith when lunch was referred to as with rain falling and a robust prospect there is probably not any additional play on Friday.