When will play start: Inclement weather conditions in Nottingham have wasted the all-important first session of the deciding day.
During the fifth day of the first Test of the ongoing India’s tour of England in Nottingham, no play has been possible as of now due to inclement weather conditions.
The weather forecast for the morning session of Day 5 mostly had clouds and brief showers but the latter ended up dominating for the whole two hours which resulted in players taking an early lunch.
While the ground staff continue to work hard in a bid to dry the ground but rain pouring down in variable quantities on and off is making things difficult for them.
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) August 8, 2021
As far as the current weather at Trent Bridge is concerned, it is quite gloomy (partially or totally dark weather) with rain once again making its presence felt over the venue.
When will play start on Day 5 of England vs India Nottingham Test?
The umpires were scheduled to take an inspection of the ground at 07:00 PM (IST). Having said that, the inspection has been delayed due to the return of showers in Nottingham.
With rain stopping for some time in the last hour or so, there were chances of play resuming shortly. However, for now, it seems that all stakeholders will have to further wait before the resumption of play.
Saving them from beating England 😜 https://t.co/YfG9ZLUbjo
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) August 8, 2021
Going by the weather prediction for the remainder of the day, there is a possibility of players returning to the field albeit after suffering loss of overs. With India requiring 157 more runs to win the match with nine wickets in hand, even a 35-40 over day could put on display a fascinating passage of play for the viewers.