Monday 19 August 2019

In Pictures: Lord’s turns red for Andrew Strauss’ late wife Ruth

Day two of the second Ashes Test has been given over to the Ruth Strauss Foundation.

Andrew Strauss, left, with sons Luca and Sam before ringing the five-minutes-to-play bell, wearing red t-shirts in aid of the Ruth Strauss Foundation (John Walton/PA)
Andrew Strauss, left, with sons Luca and Sam before ringing the five-minutes-to-play bell, wearing red t-shirts in aid of the Ruth Strauss Foundation (John Walton/PA)

By PA Sport Staff

The second Ashes Test has turned red in honour of former England captain Andrew Strauss’ late wife Ruth.

Day two of the second Test has been given over to the Ruth Strauss Foundation, which was set up following her death from a rare form of lung cancer in December.

Australia won the toss and decided to bowl at Lord’s on a day where players, pundits and the paying public have been encouraged to wear something red to show their support.

Here are some of the best images from Thursday.

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Australian pundit Shane Warne wearing a red blazer on the Lord’s pitch (Mike Egerton/PA)
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England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan, former Test captain Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott all wore red in support of the foundation (Mike Egerton/PA)
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David Gower, Andrew Strauss and Shane Warne wearing red for the Ruth Strauss Foundation (John Walton/PA)
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Andrew Strauss, centre, with sons Luca and Sam before ringing the five-minutes-to-play bell, wearing red t-shirts in aid of the Ruth Strauss Foundation (Mike Egerton/PA)
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England and Australia led by captains Joe Root, left, and Tim Paine, right, walk out wearing red caps (Mike Egerton/PA)
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MCC members queue up outside Lord’s ahead of the second day of the second Ashes Test (Mike Egerton/PA)
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Hats off to this spectator who was at Lord’s early on Thursday morning (Mike Egerton/PA)
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Signage on the pitch at Lord’s (Mike Egerton/PA)
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Red trousers were the order of the day (Mike Egerton/PA)
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Australia’s Tim Paine, left, wearing the red cap which will be worn on day two (Steven Paston/PA)
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Ben Stokes also wears his red cap with pride (Steven Paston/PA)

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