Ben Stokes's fitness will be assessed ahead of the third day of the first Ashes Test after an injury concern in Brisbane.

England's Cumbrian all-rounder appeared to hurt his left knee diving in the field as Australia compiled a commanding lead on day two.

It left England sweating on the fitness of the star player as the tourists faced a daunting task to save the game.

Bowling coach Jon Lewis said: "Ben didn’t bowl full pace at the back end of the day and he will be looked at to see how he is.

“I don’t know if he will be able to bowl his full allocation. We will see how he pulls up in the morning.”

Stokes has returned to international action after a break of several months.

He and England have faced a harsh introduction to the series at the Gabba, as Australia bowled them out for 147 on the first day then compiled 343 for seven, a lead of 196.

Cockermouth star Stokes, who was dismissed for five on the first day, went on to bowl nine overs at a cost of 50 runs on day two.

It was later revealed that Stokes had delivered 14 no-balls in the first session, but only one was picked up by the on-field umpires.

He also ‘bowled’ David Warner with his fourth ball before he was ruled to have over-stepped by the TV official.

Lewis added: “That was Ben’s first bowl on this ground for eight years so he needs some feedback from the umpires to see where his feet are and then make an adjustment.

“It would have been nice had the first one been picked up and from then on he would have been behind the line.”