Day 4: Play deserted as rain persists over Old Trafford

Manchester, July 27

Heavy rain over Manchester delayed the beginning of play on the fourth day of the third and last Test between England and West Indies at Old Trafford on Monday, providing the vacationers the opportunity of a reprieve.

West Indies, who’ve carried out poorly with the bat, had been reeling at 10-2 of their last innings after being set an imposing goal of 399 runs to win the Test and take the collection.

They have two days during which to achieve the goal however solely eight wickets standing and are going through an skilled England assault, the place Stuart Broad is on the lookout for his 500th Test wicket after taking six wickets on Sunday.

Rain was all the time anticipated for the fourth day, the explanation why England accelerated the run price in Sunday’s night session, searching for to construct a big lead however nonetheless depart themselves sufficient time to bowl West Indies out once more and win the check.

It is anticipated to rain for a lot of Monday however play ought to be doable on Tuesday.

The collection is stage after West Indies gained by 4 wickets at Southampton earlier than England’s 113-run victory at Old Trafford. Reuters  

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