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England's crucial second Ashes Test at Lord's against Australia threatened by downpour of rain England's second Ashes Test against Australia is set to get underway at 11am But the horrid weather is threatening to limit the action at Lord's on Wednesday Rain is forecast throughout the opening day at the Home of Cricket Joe Root's men were thrashed by 251 runs at Edgbaston in the opening Test

By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline

Published: 09:01 BST, 14 August 2019 | Updated: 09:17 BST, 14 August 2019

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The eagerly-anticipated second Ashes Test at Lord's is in danger of being delayed due to a downpour of rain expected in London.

England head into the Lord's Test 1-0 down after losing by a massive 251 runs in the opener following a second innings collapse and the brilliance of Australia's Steve Smith with the bat.

Joe Root's men head into the Test at the Home of Cricket knowing that victory is vital against their old foes.

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