An excellent early spell from fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has lead Australia to bowl England out for 258 on day two of the 2nd Ashes Test match at Lord’s.

After the first day was completely washed out, play resumed as normal on the second morning with Australian captain Tim Paine winning the toss and sending England in to bat. He also confirmed that Hazlewood would be the man to replace James Pattinson.  The 28-year-old was added to the 12-man squad earlier in the week but his selection keeps left-armer Mitchell Starc out of the side, despite a record-breaking 2019 World Cup.

The selectors faith was immediately re-paid, with Hazelwood drawing a false shot from opener Jason Roy in his first over. He quickly followed it up, trapping the England skipper Joe Root in front for 14 and the home side was rocked at 2/26.

Rory Burns and Joe Denly steadied the ship as the pitch started to flatten out and the humity dropped, taking England to lunch and squaring the honours in the first session. However, it was not without danger with Burns slashing one off Petter Siddle straight to Usman Khawaja at gully who couldn’t hang on to it.

Hazlewood would make the breakthrough after the interval, find the edge of Denly’s bat to take his third for the match and trigger a mini collapse.

Burns moved passed 50 before he was dismissed by a stunning catch at short-leg by Cameron Bancroft, handing Pat Cummins his first wicket. The fielder went away to his left in a flash, catching the ball just above the turf to remove the opener.

After two dropped catches off his bowling, luck finally turned for Peter Siddle, as keeper Tim Paine held onto a nick from Jos Buttler, before Nathan Lyon got into the act, claiming the wicket of Ben Stokes. The all-rounder was trapped lbw attempting to sweep the spinner and the home side were in trouble at 6/138.

Chris Woakes and Jonny Bairstow saved their side from embarrasment, taking the total past two-hundred and preventing them from being rolled for a meagre total. Cummins would be the man to break the parnership before claiming the wicket of debutant Jofra Archer. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon finished the innings, taking the last two wickets as the home side staggered to 258 all out.

The time left in the day gave Australia 13 overs to survive, a tricky little period for the batsman. It didn’t take long for Stuart Broad to strike, knocking over David Warner for the third time in the series, leaving the game poised with the visitors 1/30 at stumps.