Captain Joe Root has promised his England side will “put in a really good show” as they attempt to level the Ashes series in the second Test at Lord’s, starting on Wednesday.

England find themselves behind in a home series against Australia for the first time in 14 years after a thumping 251-run defeat at Edgbaston last week.

“Generally, we’re a side that when we have our backs to the wall we come out scrapping hard,” Root told BBC Sport.

“I expect the same this time around.”

Defeat at Lord’s will almost certainly end England’s hopes of regaining the Ashes – only once in the history of Test cricket has a team come from 2-0 to win a five-match series.

But despite England losing six of their past seven Tests against Australia, Root is drawing confidence from the fact they have not lost consecutive home Tests against anyone for 11 years.

“We’re in English conditions and we really back ourselves to perform, to come back strongly after last week,” said the Yorkshire batsman.