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Third day of Test abandoned as rain washes out play

Last updated on: July 18, 2020 21:25 IST
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IMAGE: The Emirates Old Trafford stadium under covers because of rain on Day 3 of the second Test match between England and West Indies in Manchester, on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images for ECB

Play was abandoned without a ball being bowled on the third day of the second Test between England and the West Indies as rain fell persistently over Old Trafford on Saturday.

The umpires took the decision at 4 p.m. — three hours before the scheduled close — but better weather is forecast for Sunday’s fourth day.


The West Indies will resume on 32-1, with Kraigg Brathwaite on six and nightwatchman Alzarri Joseph on 14.

They are still 437 runs behind after England declared their first innings on 469 for nine, seeking to level the series after losing the first Test in Southampton.

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