England vs West Indies, 3rd Test: Rain Washes Out Day 4 In Manchester
Old Trafford, Manchester. (AFP)

Rain held up England’s victory charge as no play was possible on Day 4 of the third and final Test against West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester.

The Windies were to resume on 10/2 after being set 399 to win. Shai Hope (4) and Kraigg Brathwaite (2) were unbeaten at stumps on Day 3 after Stuart Broad removed John Campbell and nightwatchman Kemar Roach.

Broad will have to wait another night for his 500th Test wicket, being on 499 currently. The 34-year-old has so far taken eight wickets in the game.

A rainy Monday in Manchester prevented a ball from being bowled. England, led by Joe Root, will hope they have enough time to regain the Wisden Trophy on Day 5.

Earlier, the Windies were bowled out for 197 in response to England’s 369. Broad took 6/31, while skipper Jason Holder top-scored for the visitors with 46.

Rory Burns (90), Dom Sibley (56) and Joe Root (68*) piled on the runs before England declared at 226/2.

The Windies had won the Southampton Test — the opening game of the series — by four wickets. Hosts England bounced back in the second Test in Manchester with a comfortable 113-run win.

Brief scores: England 369 & 226/2 (Dom Sibley 56, Rory Burns 90, Joe Root 68*, Jason Holder 1/24) lead West Indies 197 & 10/2 (Shai Hope 4*, Stuart Broad 2/8) by 388 runs.