UPDATE 1-Cricket-Rain, grey skies set to wash out first days of Lord's testReuters | London | Updated: 14-08-2019 18:08 IST | Created: 14-08-2019 18:03 IST
Rain looked set to wash out the first day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on Wednesday, without a ball bowled as of the scheduled lunch break and a grim weather forecast clouding the outlook for action later in the day.
Fans sat in clusters in the sheltered areas of the stands, while a few huddled under umbrellas out in the open. Ground staff briefly took the covers off the wicket during a dry spell late in the morning, only to roll them straight back on as the drizzle resumed.
Australia leads the five-match series 1-0 after an emphatic 251-run win at Edgbaston.