England's openers erased 25 runs out of the 95-run first-innings deficit when rain once again stopped play for the one final time in the final session of the third day of the first Test against India in Trent Bridge on Friday. Umpires were forced to call early stumps again. Rory Burns was batting on 11 and Dom Sibley was on 9 as England batted for 11.1 overs before steady drizzle halted play. Earlier, India scored 278 in their first innings and got a healthy lead of 95 runs. Resuming the day at 125 for four, India added 153 valuable runs to their first innings score in testing conditions. K L Rahul top scored with 84 while Ravindra Jadeja made 56. England pacer Ollie Robinson picked up his maiden wicket-haul. The hosts had made 183 in the first innings. Brief scores: England 183 & 25/0; India 278 all out in 84.5 overs (K L Rahul 84, Ravindra Jadeja 56; Ollie Robinson 5/85, James Anderson 4/54). Catch the highlights and scores of England vs India, Day 3 at Trent Bridge. (SCORECARD | OLYMPICS HIGHLIGHTS | DAY 3 REPORT)
10:43 PM IST: So here's the latest update of Day 3. Rain has played spoilsport again
Update: Play has been abandoned for the day. #ENGvIND— BCCI (@BCCI) August 6, 2021
8:30 PM IST: India have been served well by Kl Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja. Later Jasprit Bumrah scored quick runs for visitors to gain upper hand on Day 3.
Brief scores: England 183. India 278 all out in 84.5 overs (K L Rahul 84, Ravindra Jadeja 56; Ollie Robinson 5/85, James Anderson 4/54).
4:37 PM IST: We are back live. James Anderson has the ball in hand, while KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant trying to steer India to safety of first innings lead;
Updated session timings in IST.
4:35 PM - 6:00PM 1st session
6:00PM - 6:40PM Lunch break
6:40PM - 8:55PM 2nd session
8:55PM - 9:15PM Tea break
9:15PM – 11:30PM 3rd session.
3:47 PM IST: Rain has stopped play after just 11 balls on Day 3. This is turning out to be frustrating. James Anderson was able to finish his long pending over, while Ollie Robinson got one complete over. Anderson was into his 3rd ball when rains stopped play.
KL Rahul added just one-run to his overnight total, while Rishabh Pant hit one four as players rushed back to pavilion.