Wednesday 2 December, 2020

West Indies vs England: 4th day of deciding Test washed out

The pitch area is seen covered ahead of the fourth day of the third cricket Test match between England and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Monday, July 27, 2020. (Martin Rickett/Pool via AP)

The pitch area is seen covered ahead of the fourth day of the third cricket Test match between England and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Monday, July 27, 2020. (Martin Rickett/Pool via AP)

England and the West Indies were prevented by rain from playing on the fourth day of the deciding Test at Old Trafford on Monday.

The day was a washout, leaving the fate of the three-Test series to the last day, weather permitting again.

England are on the brink of a series win and regaining the Wisden Trophy in perpetuity, seeing as it will be retired. The series is at 1-1.

The West Indies are 10-2 in their second innings, tasked with 389 more runs to win the series decider. But, really, they are in survival mode and would not have been unhappy with the rain delay. Kraigg Brathwaite is on 2 not out, and Shai Hope 4 not out. The team will have to survive 98 overs on Tuesday to retain the trophy.

Fast bowler Stuart Broad took both wickets on Sunday evening and has eight for the match. He’s on 499 career Test wickets.

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