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  • 3:10 PM IST

    Stuart Broad probably would have spent a couple of nights sleeplessly thinking about his to-be 500th Test victim while Kraigg Brathwaite would be hoping, or rather aiming, NOT to be that 500th victim. He was Anderson’s 500th Test victim as well, at Lord’s, in September 2017!

  • 3:08 PM IST

    WEATHER – A look at the heavens straight up. There was a passing shower around 30 minutes ago but now, the ground is bathed in sunshine. We could have a prompt start but that depends on how wet or dry the ground is. We are expecting intermittent showers throughout the day, but can guarantee you enough action to enjoy.

  • 3:05 PM IST

    98 overs, 8 wickets. That is the equation. Not many would be really bothered about chasing down 389, unless you are Sir Viv Richards or Ricky Ponting. England looking for the series, West Indies aiming for survival while fans hoping for some cricket. Hello and a warm welcome to this final day of the Wisden Trophy.

  • 3:03 PM IST

    … DAY 5 …

  • 8:47 PM IST

    West Indies will be happy. They have been given a lifeline. It is now to try and bat out the whole of Tuesday. Even in that, they have hope of having around a session to be washed out. Will England have enough time to claim the series and the last edition of the Wisden Trophy? Join us on 28th July, 2020 at 11 am local (1000 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

  • 8:43 PM IST

    Good night! Nothing, absolutely nothing could make play happen in Manchester on Monday. Incessant rain has forced DAY 4 TO BE CALLED OFF. The weather was clearing but given that more wet weather was forecast around 5 pm (1600 GMT), the umpires have taken the safety call.

  • 8:19 PM IST

    1448 GMT – It should have been the time when Tea is taken in Manchester. But unfortunately, nothing much has changed from the last update. If any, the rain has gotten heavier. We may not be far from shutting the shop.

  • 7:02 PM IST

    There we go. It has started to RAIN. Forget that inspection now…

  • 6:30 PM IST

    1259 GMT – The umpires are taking an inspection. There are puddles developed on the outfield and if I am a good face-reader, then those emotions certainly don’t reckon that they are happy one bit. We are hearing that there is an INSPECTION SCHEDULED AT 3 PM LOCAL (1400 GMT). Of course, if there is no more rain.

  • 6:14 PM IST

    1243 GMT – Rain has stopped. Take a breath. Now read again. Rain has stopped. But the covers look absolutely wet. It is going to take a real long time to drain the water out. Our fear is – the groundstaff does all the hard work, only for the rain to come and wash away all its efforts. Poor blokes.

  • 5:38 PM IST

    1206 GMT – It would have been Lunch in normal scenarios, as it would have been time for a break. But we have been having a break ever since the last ball was bowled last evening. Not much comfortable updates on the weather, with a grim forecast looming.

  • 5:02 PM IST

    England’s ODI squad for Ireland series – Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Reece Topley, James Vince and David Willey.

  • 5:01 PM IST

    With two days officially remaining in this match and the series, it is time to look beyond. Pakistan play England next, but before that, Ireland have a little peek-a-boo for a 3-ODI series. England have just announced their squad for that series.

  • 4:31 PM IST

    1100 GMT – Time for Drinks, gentlemen! Missing these words? Sadly, everyone is having a drink at the moment, but in the dressing room. The situation might have improved by just a little bit with the groundstaff hurrying across to mop but it does look like they will need plenty of time to dry this outfield. Only to see it get wet by another shower, as per the forecast.

  • 4:08 PM IST

    An update on Shane Dowrich. He got hit on the chin yesterday while trying to keep. There is a little cut on the lip but no excessive damage. So he should be fit enough to bat.

  • 3:51 PM IST

    Nothing much to update. Thought we might talk about the World Cup Super League. That is similar to the World Test Championship, only this will be for white-ball cricket. England and Ireland kickstart that series from 30th July, which will also see the TV umpire call front-foot no balls.

  • 3:33 PM IST

    1000 GMT – The first ball is about to be bowled! This should have been our text by now. But unfortunately, we are nowhere even close to have play underway. First, rain has to stop. Then, the outfield has to dry. We are hearing about a brief passage of clear sky in the afternoon, but that will be followed by a thunderstorm prediction in the evening.

  • 3:33 PM IST

    At times like these, our minds go back to the ground coverage in Sri Lanka. The groundsmen there cover the entire ground. That way, once the rain stops, it becomes easier to dry the ground out. Here, in the UK, once the rain stops, we have to spend extra time in drying the ground out. Well, human labour is costly in the UK and secondly, the drainage is pretty good in England.

  • 3:33 PM IST

    Coming to this game, West Indies look almost buried. Giving a lead of 172, then being set a target of 399 and further, losing 2 wickets quickly. The prospect of Monday getting washed out might come as a relief for them but there is a Day 5 awaiting as well. If play resumes, how much time will England need to pick 8 wickets?

  • 3:33 PM IST

    WEATHER – A look at the heavens first up. Not promising at all. It is soggy and the pitch is covered. Now, a look at the radar. Very threatening. It does seem like we might have a forced day-off…

  • 3:33 PM IST

    Rain, rain, more rain. Come, so that West Indies might have some gain. Don’t come so that fans may not have any more pain! Ahh… just as we thought that we might escape the weather in this Test, here comes the effect. Hello and a warm welcome, err… wet welcome to this fourth day of this third Test.

  • 3:33 PM IST

    … DAY 4 …

  • 3:33 PM IST

    Thank you so much for joining the coverage of Day 3. Join us on Monday, Day 4 of the final Test between England and West Indies. The action will begin at 1100 local (1000 GMT). Hope to see you then. Till then, goodbye and take care!

  • 3:33 PM IST

    So that is it from Day 3! West Indies are on the brink of surrendering the Wisden Trophy and only a miracle can see them bat 2 days or win this. The weather forecast for Day 4 does not look great which can be a good news if you support the Caribbean nation. Let’s hope we have no rain and we can have play.

  • 3:33 PM IST

    They missed their star man Shannon Gabriel with the ball as he bowled just 5 overs and they never looked like threatening the English batters. Their heads started to fall in the field and they looked completely opposite to how they looked in the first Test. Needing 399 to win and 2 days and 20 odd minutes to survive the first thing they would have wanted was to have their 10 wickets intact coming to Day 4 but they lost opener John Campbell and night watchman Kemar Roach. They are up against it and are in no place to save this Test.

  • 3:33 PM IST

    A miserable day of cricket for West Indies. Everything started going downhill post the first hour. They looked tired, jaded, out of ideas and their bodies started to crumble.

  • 3:33 PM IST

    Excellent day of cricket if you are an England fan but if you’re a West Indian then it was just too painful. The tourists started off the day positively and avoided the follow-on in the first hour but after that it was all England. They bowled out West Indies for 197 and then the batting trio of Sibley, Burns and Root took the game to the depleted West Indies side who had a lot of fitness issues. They managed to build on the lead and decided to declare, giving the tourists 399 to chase. The hosts were so much in command that in the last 20 odd minutes the tourists had to bat, they managed to pick up 2 wickets with both falling to Broad.

  • 3:33 PM IST

    5.6 Stuart Broad to Shai Hope, no run, Hope survives! Good length ball outside off, Hope looks to defend but misses. That is STUMPS ON DAY 3!

  • 3:33 PM IST

    5.5 Stuart Broad to Shai Hope, no run, Full on off, Hope defends it. One ball to go. Can Hope survive or will Broad end the day with 500 Test wickets?

Highlights | ENG vs WI, 3rd Test: Persistent Rain Washes Out Day 4 in Manchester
Old Trafford Manchester_Rain delays start of day 4 of the third Test between England and West Indies©ICC Twitter


Hello and welcome to our live coverage from day 4 of the third and final Test between England and West Indies being played at the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. See the latest England vs West Indies 3rd Test Live Score, Day 4 live cricket updates here. Also, check the live cricket blog of the third day’s play between ENG and WI from Manchester here. (SCORECARD)

England seamer Stuart Broad left the West Indies on the ropes after the hosts’ batters made merry in the second innings to set the tourists a stiff target of 399 for victory on Day 3 of the third Test at Old Trafford here on Sunday.

At Stumps, the Windies were reeling at 10/2, still needing 389 runs for an improbable win with two days of play left. Broad, who claimed figures of 6/31 in the first essay, removed John Campbell and nightwatchman Kemar Roach in a spell of sublime swing bowling to finish the day on 2/8.

This was after Rory Burns (90) missed out on a hundred as he was dismissed by Roston Chase. Skipper Joe Root remained not out on 68 off just 56 deliveries while Dom Sibley scored 56. England openers Burns and Sibley added 114 runs as they floored the Windies who looked out of sorts. Burns and Root then added 112 for the second wicket before they declared on 226/2. (READ FULL DAY 3 REPORT HERE)