Britsh “Summer” Frustrates Day 3

Not a single ball was bowled on day 3 of the first Test between England and New Zealand at Lord's.

By about 16:30, the umpires had seen enough, and proceeded to abandon play for the day. A frustrating development for both teams, who must feel that they are only a good sessions away from being in the driving seat of the game.

Mercifully, Saturday and Sunday are predicted to bring playable weather, giving hope of an exciting finish to the first test of the test.

To make up time, eight extra overs can be added to the scheduled 90 tomorrow and on Sunday.

With 267 runs the deficit, with Rory Burns (59) and Joe Root (42) will look to kick on, with New Zealand looking to arrest the momentum of the game away with a few quick wickets in tomorrow morning. 

The second and final Test of this series, due to New Zealand playing in the World Test Championship at the end of the month,  begins at Edgbaston on Thursday.


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