Jonny Bairstow rescues England after afternoon mid-order collapse


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Red shirts and red faces. The shirts were a sign that Lord’s had embraced the Ruth Strauss Foundation as enthusiastically as everyone had hoped – more than £382,000 had been raised by the close of play. The faces belonged to those inhabiting the England dressing room in mid-afternoon as their innings was in freefall. From the relative security of 92 for two they slumped to 138 for six on an unusually brown Lord’s surface by the standards of 2019.

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Written by Vic Marks at Lord’s
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