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  • 3:20 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.

  • 2:49 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?

  • 2:46 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…

  • 2:42 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.

  • 2:41 PM IST

    … DAY 4 …

  • 11:32 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!

  • 11:32 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.

  • 11:20 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.

  • 11:14 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.

  • 11:08 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.

  • 11:06 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!

  • 11:06 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?

  • 11:05 PM IST

    5.4 Stuart Broad to Shai Hope, no run, Extra bounce! Broad hits the deck hard and the ball shoots off the surface. Hope hops and takes his eyes off the ball but somehow manages to defend it.

  • 11:04 PM IST

    5.3 Stuart Broad to Shai Hope, no run, Fuller on off, Hope plays a slid push to mid off.

  • 11:04 PM IST

    5.2 Stuart Broad to Shai Hope, no run, Length ball outside off, Hope shoulders arms to it.

  • 11:03 PM IST

    5.1 Stuart Broad to Shai Hope, no run, Fuller on off, Hope pushes it to mid on.

  • 11:02 PM IST

    4.6 James Anderson to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Outside off, Kraigg leaves it alone and we might have one more over for the day.

  • 11:02 PM IST

    4.5 James Anderson to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Length ball on off, Brathwaite looks to defend but gets it off the outside edge to the right of third slip.

  • 11:01 PM IST

    4.4 James Anderson to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, On off, Brathwaite blocks it.

  • 11:01 PM IST

    4.3 James Anderson to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Another one on off, Brathwaite manages to keep it out.

  • 11:00 PM IST

    4.2 James Anderson to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Length ball on off, Brathwaite defends it.

  • 11:00 PM IST

    4.1 James Anderson to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, Down the leg side, KB looks to flick but misses.

  • 10:59 PM IST

    3.6 Stuart Broad to Shai Hope, no run, Good length ball on off, Hope defends it.

  • 10:58 PM IST

    3.5 Stuart Broad to Shai Hope, FOUR, EDGED AND FOUR! Good length ball on off, Hope looks to defend but does so with soft hands. The ball takes the outside edge and goes through gully for a boundary. Hope is off the mark but not in a conventional manner.

  • 10:57 PM IST

    3.4 Stuart Broad to Shai Hope, no run, Almost had scalp number 500. Peach of a delivery from Broad. He comes wide of the crease and makes the ball straightens after pitching. Hope looks to defend but gets nothing on it and the ball just by a mere inches misses the outside edge.

  • 10:57 PM IST

    3.3 Stuart Broad to Shai Hope, no run, Outside off, Hope leaves it alone.

  • 10:56 PM IST

    3.2 Stuart Broad to Shai Hope, no run, On the pads, Hope flicks it to mid-wicket to start his innings.

  • 10:56 PM IST

    Shai Hope walks out to bat now.

  • 10:54 PM IST

    3.1 Stuart Broad to Kemar Roach, out, OUT! Caught behind! Two wickets in no time for Broad and make that victim number 499 for him in Tests. He was angry on being dropped from the first Test and he has guided that anger in the right place. The night watchman does not survive the day to see the night. Excellent delivery. It would be good for majority of the top order batsmen, it was going to be too good for the night watchman. Broad bowls it full around off and the ball shapes away a bit. Roach looks to defend but the ball kisses his outside edge and goes straight into the mitts of Buttler. Can he end the day now wicket no. 500?

  • 10:53 PM IST

    2.6 James Anderson to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, On a good length on off, Kraigg keeps it out.

HIGHLIGHTS 3rd Test, Day 3: Broad Double Jolts WI in 399 Chase; England in Command at STUMPS
Joe Root plays a pull shot during third Test vs West Indies in Manchester©ICC Twitter


Hello and welcome to our live coverage from day 3 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 3 live cricket updates here. Also check the live cricket blog of the third day’s play between ENG and WI from Manchester here. (SCORECARD)

West Indies were saved from losing more wickets by the fading light on Day 2 of the decisive third Test against England at Old Trafford on Saturday. The England players were slow in getting off the field as umpires called a halt to the game due to poor light for a second day on the trot in this Test.

West Indies ended the day on 137/6, trailing England by 232 runs with Dowrich (10) and captain Jason Holder (24) in the middle.

Shamarh Brooks was dismissed in the first over after Tea, getting an inside edge on delivery from James Anderson that moved in. The ball brushed the batsman’s back thigh before flying to wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.

Roston Chase and Jermaine Blackwood held on before the latter was trapped in front of his stumps by Stuart Broad as he brought his bat down late to a delivery that nipped back in off the seam. Broad took a glance at the umpire only after punching the air. (READ FULL DAY 2 REPORT HERE)

Brief Scores: England 369 (Ollie Pope 91, Jos Buttler 67, Stuart Broad 62, Rory Burns 57; Roach 4/72) vs West Indies 137/6 (John Campbell 32, Jermaine Blackwood 26; Stuart Broad 2/17)