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Rain, grey skies set to wash out first days of Lord's test

Rain, grey skies set to wash out first days of Lord's test
Cricket - Ashes 2019 - Second Test - England v Australia - Lord's Cricket Ground, London, Britain - August 14, 2019 Spectators as rain delays play Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs -
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LONDON (Reuters) – 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 lead the five-match series 1-0 after an emphatic 251-run win at Edgbaston.

(Reporting by Hugh Lawson; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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