Ashes 2nd Test: What is weather forecast at Lord’s on day five, and what happens if it is a washout? – The Sun
ENGLAND suffered a humiliating defeat to Australia in the opening Test of this year's Ashes series.
They had hoped to get off to a good start at Lord's in the second game – but rain has interfered with play.
What is the weather forecast at Lord's today?
Day One of the second Test on Wednesday was eventually called off with the rain and miserable weather not letting up for the England and Australia cricketers.
Day Two allowed a full three sessions of play as the hosts were bowled out for 258 before taking a wicket off the Aussies.
Rain returned on Friday, not before England reduced Australia to 80 for 4.
Saturday saw plenty of cricket as the showers stayed away – with the hosts bowling out the Aussies but also being put under pressure heading into the final day.
And the British weather looks set to be kind to the spectators and TV viewers with sunny spells expected throughout.
There could be some rain around 6pm that could bring the match to an early end – but there is just a 30% chance.
What happens if the game is a washout?
With one day already used up, it is highly unlikely the full game will be played out.
Rain is expected to fall during the remainder of the week, leaving victory for either side uncertain.
This would mean the game will be jotted down as a draw.
It would keep Australia 1-0 up in the series with three matches to go – with the Aussies then needing just one more win to ensure they retain the urn.
This is due to them being the reigning champions, who keep hold of the bragging rights if the series is a draw.
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