Star allrounder will be assessed overnight after hurting his knee while fielding
“Obviously Ben has hurt himself on the field today so didn’t bowl full pace at the back end of the day,” Lewis said. “Think our medical guys will assess him overnight and see how he is. Other than that the guys are okay.”
Both teams had their build-up disrupted by poor weather but whereas Australia only had to spend 50 overs in the field on the opening day, the effects on England’s bowlers were clear during the final session.
“Our preparation probably played a part in the last session, but it is what it is, similar for both sides,” Lewis said. “I know the guys will front up again tomorrow, there’s a lot of character, I know they’ve been in some pretty sticky situations before and they’ve come through it all right. I know the guys will dust themselves down tonight.”
“It wouldn’t be one of his better days and he’ll want to put it at the back of his memory, but like I said about the other guys I know Jack is a pretty resilient fella,” Lewis said. “We’re definitely not defeated yet. Expect Jack to come back strong tomorrow and show the character I know he has.”
Andrew McGlashan is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo