Match Drawn! Rain Washes Play on Day 5 of First Test between India and England


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On a decider day five rain washes out the play between India and England as a result play got abondened after two sessions.

Umpires had a close look at the playing conditions and they have decided to call off the match. There was a persistent downpour and the puddles had also formed. Keeping in mind, time it will take to get the field ready and the safety of players, the umpires have called it a day. So, the first Test ends in a draw without a single ball being bowled on the fifth and final day.

After some respite, an official inspection was due for 7:00 PM IST but it never took place as rain returned. An early tea was taken, after which the call was taken and play was abandoned on the fifth day.

Chasing 209 to win, India were in a comfortable position till the end of fourth day’s play, reaching 52/1 with Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara at the crease. India needed 157 runs to win on the final day but rain ensured that not a single ball could be bowled.

Second test between both the countries will be played between 12 to 16 August at Lord’s cricket ground.


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