England vs West Indies, 3rd Test Day 4 Highlights: Rain washes out play in Manchester

England vs West Indies, third Test, Day 4 Highlights: No play was possible as rain washed out the entire day's play at the Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.

Rain holds up play on day four of the third and final Test in Manchester.   -  REUTERS

Catch all the highlights of Day four of the third Test between England and West Indies at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.

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Stumps Day 4- England 369 & 226/2 dec; West Indies 197 & 10/2 after 6 overs Needs 389 runs (Kraigg Brathwaite 2, Shai Hope 4)

- Well, this was bound to happen as the rain was relentless and Day 4 has been washed out without a ball being bowled. However, the good news is, Day 5 promises to be bright and sunny and England needs 8 wickets to win the series. Do join us tomorrow.

- Play abandoned for the Day without a ball being bowled

- We are approaching the schedule Tea break and there are no signs of the rain relenting.

- The wait continues as it is still pouring in Manchester.

- Rain returns back in Manchester and whatever little possibility of the scheduled inspection looks bleak. Meanwhile, do read what Michael Atherton feels about Stuart Broad.

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- Seasoned pacer Stuart Broad has shown that he still has “fire in the belly” to achieve a lot more for England, said former skipper Michael Atherton, asserting that the “champion sportsman” has the potential to claim 600 Test wickets.

- There will be an inspection at 07:30 PM IST, in case there is no further rain.

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The fate of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) will depend on the ability of countries to reschedule the series that have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Cricket Council said on Monday.

With several bilateral series being wiped out, doubts remain over whether the WTC final between the top two sides could be held as scheduled in June next year at Lord's.

 

- Good news as it has stopped raining in Manchester and the groudsmen are at work. We should have a start soon.

- Lunch taken. Rain continues to delay the start of Day 4

The showers are here but England will not worry after Stuart Broad's heroics with bat and ball. Our correspondents put the game in perspective.

 

After the Test series, England will be playing the ODI series against Ireland. The series starts on July 30 July and will be played behind closed doors, in a bio-secure environment.

Here's the full squad:

England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey

- Rain Update: Still no change in the current weather situation. But the forecast shows some hope for play this afternoon: WICB
 

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- It's official. Start of Day four has been delayed due to rain. The entire square has been covered along with the playing arena. 

 

- It is still raining and we might have a delayed start.

- Watch how Stuart Broad dismantled the West Indies on Day three.

 

 

- Weather Update - It's raining as expected but there are signs that the weather might improve as the day progresses. Stay tuned as we will keep you updated.

- Good noon and we are all set for the penultimate day of the series decider. But first, here's the weather update.

- West Indies coach Phil Simmons challenged his batsmen to get among the runs as it needs to chase down an imposing 399-run target to win the deciding Test against England at Old Trafford.

- A look at Day three highlights

 

Report Day 3

West Indies teetering after Broad's show with ball

England had the West Indies reeling at 10 for two wickets after setting it an imposing target of 399 runs to win the third and final test at Old Trafford with Stuart Broad again dominating as he moved one away from 500 test wickets.

Broad, who had taken four wickets in the tourist's first innings in the morning, continued by removing opener John Campbell without scoring and then nightwatchman Kemar Roach (4) after the West Indies was put in for the last six overs of the day.

England vs West Indies 3rd Test Day 3 Highlights

England had declared on 226 for two in its second innings as Rory Burns scored 90, Joe Root a quickfire 68 and Dom Sibley 56.

 

Windies coach challenges batsmen to save series against England

West Indies coach Phil Simmons challenged his batsmen to get among the runs as it needs to chase down an imposing 399-run target to win the deciding Test against England at Old Trafford.

The tourists have their backs to the wall after slumping to 10-2 at the close on Sunday, with the series level at 1-1.

 

Joshua da Silva replaces Shane Dowrich in third England-West Indies Test

Joshua da Silva, the substitute wicketkeeper, was called on the field to keep wickets after regular keeper Shane Dowrich walked off the field on the third day of the third Test between England and West Indies due to injury.

 

- Playing XI

- England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

- West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (WK), Jason Holder (C), Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel

 

Toss: West Indies opt to bowl

What: England vs West Indies, 3rd Test

Where: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

Date and Time: July 24-28 03:30 IST

Squads

West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich (WK), Jason Holder (C), Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel, Nkrumah Bonner, Rahkeem Cornwall, Raymon Reifer, Chemar Holder

England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (WK), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Mark Wood

 

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