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)