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.
But Friday could see a return to wet conditions with an 80% chance of rain at 12pm.
The start will likely be delayed with rain expected from 11am, while a early finish is expected due to a 90& chance of showers.
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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