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  • 8:24 PM IST

    Update 3.50 pm local (2.50 pm GMT) – MATCH ABANDONED!

  • 8:10 PM IST

    Update 3.30 pm local (2.30 pm GMT) – TEA TAKEN! The intensity of the rain had gone down, but it has picked up pace yet again. The conditions are still murky, as ever. The umpires decide to take Tea and we will be waiting for some better news, post the Tea break. Stay tuned. 

  • 8:01 PM IST

    Meanwhile, we have been waiting for some cricketing action to get underway in this game, there is some cricket going on in England, that you can catch right now. At the Oval, in The Hundred Women, Trent Rockets Women have won the toss against Oval Invincibles Women and have chosen to bat first. You could switch tabs and catch all the action from that game, but, ensure that you keep an eye out here for any and all updates.

  • 7:38 PM IST

    Update 3 pm local (2 pm GMT) – Not promising signs, ladies and gentlemen. Images from the ground show that the rain is steady and is pouring down at Trent Bridge. The atmosphere is also very dull and murky. Looks like there is thunder and lightning at the ground right now, as well. Harsha Bhogle (on air) quips that the colour of the sky is somewhere between medium grey and dark grey. Since we have seen so many grey skies in the past 5 days, he jokes that he has forgotten how blue skies look like. Fingers crossed that we can bring you something positive. 

  • 7:19 PM IST

    We all know that Bumrah has had a good first Test with the ball, but did you know that Jasprit Bumrah, with 16 wickets at this venue, has the joint-fourth most wickets, by a visiting bowler at Trent Bridge. The great Shane Warne with 29 wickets leads the list.

  • 7:08 PM IST

    Update 2.30 pm local (1.30 pm GMT) – Oh, nooo! Just seems like our luck has gone for a toss. This should have been the time when the inspection should be going on, but THE DRIZZLE IS BACK. Furthermore, the hover cover is back on too. No respite for us all. The waiting game goes on…

  • 6:43 PM IST

    Update 2.08 pm local (1.08 pm GMT) – Oh, yesssss! Some more good news (touch wood)! The Twitter handle of Nottinghamshire CCC has tweeted that the umpires are going to hold an inspection at 2.30 pm local (1.30 pm GMT). Hoping that the inspection brings us some update regarding the start time. We’ll bring you everything we get. Keep an eye on this space. 

  • 6:36 PM IST

    Update 1.50 pm local (12.50 pm GMT) – GOOD NEWS! The rain has stopped. The super Soppers are at work. The groundsmen are trying their best to ensure that the conditions improve (hoping that the run does not return). There is more movement in the ground as well. This is really positive news. But, the weather today has been very stop-start, so we’ll be hoping that the rain stays away for a much longer time now. Stay tuned as we hope to bring you more positive news. 

  • 5:42 PM IST

    Update 1.10 pm local (12.10 pm GMT) – The Lunch period is over but the rainy period is not. It’s lashing down at Trent Bridge. Plenty of water on the covers and there are many wet patches on the unprotected areas as well. The drainage here is very good but until and unless it stops raining, nothing can be done. Let’s play the waiting game for now.

  • 5:29 PM IST

    Did you know? India have never lost a Test match in England after gaining a lead of 75 or more runs. They have won 4 and drawn 4.

  • 5:05 PM IST

    Update 12.30 pm local (11.30 am GMT) – EARLY LUNCH TAKEN. Looking at how the weather is behaving, the umpires have made the decision to take it early. The entire first session has been washed out. Not the start that we wanted on Day 5, but honestly, not much that we can do. Let’s hope for better news after the Lunch break. Keep an eye for updates here. 

  • 4:43 PM IST

    Update 12.10 pm local (11.10 am GMT) – Nothing new, folks, nothing new. The mood did brighten up slightly at Trent Bridge, with rain stopping. But, looks like the rain gods are not in any sort of mood to show mercy, as IT HAS STARTED POURING DOWN AGAIN. Just that kind of day, it seems. Sigh. All we can do is hope. Stay tuned. 

  • 4:16 PM IST

    Michael Atherton has a chat as well! He says that the weather is terrible and it is pretty bleak outside and he thinks that the Indian fans will be hoping that it clears quickly enough. He says that the forecast is not too good but says that these grounds have a good drainage system and opines that India would need around 30-40 overs to chase this down, and he hopes that the rain dies down by mid-afternoon, at the very least. On Ollie Robinson, he says that due to Archer’s injury, Robinson’s inclusion was easier and it was a good start by him and he will complement Broad and Anderson well. Feels that England have some decisions to make around that top order and it is tricky as well, as there is no First-Class cricket being played at this point, so there is no opportunity for any players to come and replace the batters at the top of the order. Adds that Zak Crawley showed good talent against Pakistan, but, since then, he has had an average of just 11, so Atherton feels that the selectors need to have a look at the same and make some decision. Feels that Dawid Malan could come in, not to open, but in the middle order. Praises KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma as they played very well late on Day 4. On India chasing this down, he thinks that getting through that late hour on Day 4 was key and India did well in that phase and he thinks that batting will not get that harder today. 

  • 4:11 PM IST

    Joe Root gives a quick interview. Tells that it was very special to enjoy with the crowd again and terms the atmosphere unbelievable. Feels that to get there and score a century is quite special, especially in the context of the game. Root keeps this knock of his right up there and mentions that it was against a very good attack on a wicket that has offered something to the bowlers throughout the whole game. Shares that he felt in good rhythm, somewhere near his best and hopes to use that for the rest of the summer. Further adds that his feet were going really well and he had quite a proactive mindset from the start and tried to put the bowlers off their lengths. Mentions that as a group, you need to realize the joy of scoring runs and it’s really important. On their plans for Day 5, Joe replies that they have to make it as hard as possible for India. He wants to defend runs but at the same time keep catchers in. Feels that throughout the game, it has been very tough to start an innings and they could very easily get two or three early wickets. States that the thing in their favour is that India have the pressure of batting on a fifth-day pitch. Signs off by saying that it is a great reminder of why Test cricket is the pinnacle of the sport and you don’t get ebbs and flows like this in any other format.

  • 3:50 PM IST

    Update 11.15 am local (10.15 am GMT) – The irritating drizzle is on. Moments back, Virat Kohli was on the ground and he was having a word with the umpires. Later on, Joe Root was also seen to be in conversation with the officials. The covers remain in place. Let’s hope to have some action in the morning session.

  • 3:41 PM IST

    Jasprit Bumrah comes up for a quick chat! The speedster says that he felt good after his performance on Day 4 but adds that the more important day is today and they want the weather to clear and the game to begin. Regarding the changes in the bowling conditions, Bumrah replies that it felt soft in the first innings and swung all day but it was slower in the second innings and they had to figure the length to swing the ball. On his unusual bowling action, Bumrah tells that he has not always followed instructions and believes that if he has something different, he will keep that as an advantage. Regarding the feeling that white-ball cricket is easier to take up as a youngster, Bumrah says it’s not easier with the amount of cricket they play, but comparatively, white-ball cricket is easy and Test match takes a toll on your body as a fast bowler. Adds that when he was growing up it was all about Test cricket and mentions that this format is the most rewarding. Further adds that you put in a lot of effort and then get the result and this reward stays with you. On his injuries, Bumrah shares that his most serious injury happened before he played for the country. On his routine, Bumrah replies that he tries to keep a balanced diet, sleep well, focus on recovery and train well. Regarding his issues with the no balls, Bumrah answers that when you get tired, you push forward and you can go a little over the line and this is one aspect he wants to improve on. When asked about the last technical change he has done in his bowling, Bumrah informs that when he came to England in 2018, he used to have an outswinger but never used it but under these conditions, he backed his outswinger and tried to use it in the game. Also shares that during the break, he spent time with the family and took a break from cricket to come with a fresh mindset. On his batting and that particular pull shot for a six, Bumrah says that he has been working hard on his batting and he wants to contribute runs as a lower-order batsman.

  • 3:05 PM IST

    The official account of Nottinghamshire CCC tweets - ‘The gates are open, yet the skies are grey. It’s drizzling at Trent Bridge!’ It looks like we are in for a delayed start. Fingers crossed.

  • 2:44 PM IST

    WEATHER - Yes, yes. We know. We know EXACTLY the update that you all care about. It is about the weather. Well, we do not want to squash your hopes, but the forecast for the day is not looking too great. It is expected to rain and we could be in for some delays. BCCI also tweeted an update that shows that the conditions are wet and windy at the moment. If the overcast conditions prevail, then the English pacers will be licking their lips. But, for them to be able to bowl, rain still has to stay away. Let’s hope we are proved wrong with the forecast. 

  • 2:43 PM IST

    Not a very promising update that we are getting! BCCI have tweeted – ‘It is wet and windy here at Trent Bridge!’ They have also posted a picture with the hover cover in place and the conditions are gloomy. Let’s hope it gets better as the start time approaches.

  • 2:39 PM IST

    The English pacers have their work cut out for them here. They know that they have a mountain to climb, as their counterparts just need 157 more and also have lost just a single wicket. James Anderson did not have the best time on Day 4, but Jimmy has been through so much, that if he comes out and rattles the Indian batters, then none of us would be surprised. Stuart Broad and Ollie Robinson bowled very well towards the end of Day 4 and would look to continue the same. Sam Curran has not had the best outing with the ball, but he will need to come good, as well, and apply pressure, whenever he is handed the ball. It is building up to be a cracking final day. Let’s hope the rain gods show some mercy and we are treated to an uninterrupted day of cricket. 

  • 2:34 PM IST

    Let’s paint the scenario of how things stand as we enter the final day of the Test. India have been set a total of 209 by the English Lions and around 1/4th of the same has been handled by the trio of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and Cheteshwar Pujara. An absolute beauty from Broad saw him remove KL towards the fag end of the day, but it is definitely India who are in control of this game. They need 157 more to win, with 9 wickets remaining and the ball is in their court, as they will look to start this series with a victory. 

  • 2:31 PM IST

    Hello, folks! After 4 days of riveting cricketing action and some bouts of rain as well, we have finally arrived at the endgame of the first Test between England and India. With the forecast that we had been looking at for the entirety of the Test, it would be hard to visualize that we would arrive at Day 5 and we could have a chance of a result. But, both these teams have fought tooth and nail and we have a real chance of either one of these two teams to take home the first round. 

  • 2:31 PM IST

    … Day 5, Session 1 …

  • 12:01 AM IST

    Right then. That’s it from Day 4. It’s been a fantastic day of Test cricket. The first session was in the favour of the hosts. The second session was shared. But the last session truly belonged to India. India are on their way of becoming the comeback kings in cricket. Only if they are able to chase down the remaining 157 runs. Another exciting day of cricket awaits and it is the final day. But let’s hope the rain gods stay away from the game and we are able to get a result by the end of Day 5. Do join us at 1100 local (1000 GMT) on 8th August 2021. Till then, take care and goodbye!

  • 11:47 PM IST

    Day 4 for India! The Indians bowlers had to bundle out England by the end of Day 4 and well, they certainly did that. The job was done, thanks to the brilliant effort with the ball by Jasprit Bumrah. He bagged a 5-fer and it was only achievable once the new cherry was handed to him. Throughout the day, whenever India saw a partnership building up, they managed to break it. They picked up 2 wickets in the first session. Three in the second session. And they went on to end this early in the final session by picking the remaining 5 wickets. Then, came the time for the batters to seal the deal. India got off to a good start, with the help of Rahul and Rohit. But now the onus lies on Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma to come back on Day 5 and ends things with ease for India.

  • 11:45 PM IST

    A recap of Day 4! The England batters walked with the task of turning the deficit into a lead. But, they started off on the wrong foot. Because of the departure of Burns and Crawley in quick succession. Joe Root and Sibley ensured they kept adding runs and they did not lose a wicket till Lunch. But soon after Lunch, Sibley departed. Root though remained a constant figure in this English camp he went on to score a century and again he was the one dragging his team up and back into the game. There were some short partnerships to support him in the middle. But once Root feel, the wickets just kept falling for England and they put on a target of 209 runs for India to chase.

  • 11:45 PM IST

    A huge burden on the English seamers! The England bowling line-up has to defend 157 runs on Day 5, with India having 9 wickets in hand. It’s a tough ask from them. Anderson never looked to trouble the batters much in his short spell. But once Robinson came into the attack, he hit the deck hard and caused some problems but it was not enough to snare a wicket. In the end, Broad managed to draw the first blood, which got the crowd rally behind them and made sure to end the day for the hosts on a positive note. But will it be enough, that’s the main question. 

  • 11:38 PM IST

     The RA-RO cruise continued, but for a short while! The Indian openers picked up from where they left off. Rahul and Sharma, were yet on another mission, as they were building a foundation of the chase. But the former had to depart early after a great innings. Rahul was literally toying with the bowlers today. Then came Cheteshwar Pujara, who did his job of seeing off the day along with Rohit Sharma, without losing any more wickets. India end Day 4 at 52 for 1. They need 157 runs more to win the game and take a 1-nil lead in this series.

  • 11:34 PM IST

    The clouds were enjoying the game today. Obviously, who wouldn’t? When two giants are fighting it out. The hype of this game reached rain gods and they stayed away from ruining Day 4. India require 157 more runs to win on Day 5.

  • 11:33 PM IST

    13.6 Ollie Robinson to Cheteshwar Pujara, FOUR, FOUR! WOW! WHAT AN END TO THE DAY FOR India ! Ollie Robinson pitches it wide and full. Cheteshwar Pujara creams it through the vacant cover region for a boundary. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 4.

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