Root graciously accepts the width offered by Nortje

Joe Root was unable to carry his summer form into the Lord’s Test. The Yorkshireman had looked typically at ease at the crease, even showcasing his delightful cut, before he was trapped lbw by Marco Jansen for just eight. Having challenged the decision, it was upheld on umpire’s call to bring an in-form Jonny Bairstow to the crease as England slipped to an alarming 42-3.

Ollie Pope did his best to assuage the situation but received very little support as England went into the early Tea break at 116-6 and did not take field thereafter due to the inclement weather.