England vs Australia 2nd Ashes Test Day 2: Hazlewood gives Australia the upper hand

Josh Hazlewood three wickets England Australia 2nd Ashes Test Day 2 Lord's cricket

Josh Hazlewood dismissed Jason Roy, Joe Root and Joe Denly

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Josh Hazlewood took out three of England’s top order batsmen to hand Australia the upper hand on the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s.

Opting to bowl first after the entire first day was washed out, Australia got their first breakthrough on the ninth ball of the match as England opener Jason Roy was caught behind off the bowling of Hazlewood for a duck.

England captain Joe Root mustered 14 runs before he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Hazlewood.

Rory Burns and Joe Denly stabilised things with a 66-run partnership before Denly was caught behind off the bowling of Hazlewood for 30.

Burns went on to score 53, which came off 127 balls and included seven boundaries, before he was caught by Cameron Bancroft at short leg off the bowling of Pat Cummins.

Jos Buttler only made 12 runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of Peter Siddle, while Ben Stokes was given out lbw off the bowling of Nathan Lyon for 13.

Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes added 72 runs to the score before Woakes was caught behind off the bowling of Cummins for 32.

Debutant Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad fell shortly after, and England were eventually bowled out for 258 when Bairstow was removed by Lyon for 52, which came off 95 deliveries and included seven boundaries.

Hazlewood, Cummins and Lyon picked up three wickets apiece, while Siddle chipped in with one.

Trailing by 258 runs, Australia lost David Warner in the fifth over as he was clean bowled by Broad for three runs.

Usman Khawaja and Bancroft amassed an unbeaten 19-run partnership before stumps was called.

Khawaja finished on 18, which came off 25 balls and included a boundary, while Bancroft remained undefeated on five.

Broad was the only bowler to take a wicket.

Australia ended day two on 30/1 and will continue batting on Friday at 11:00 local time or 10:00 GMT.

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