Persistent rain ensured that no play was possible on the final day of the first Test with the match ending in draw at Trent Bridge on Sunday. India would have resumed from their overnight score of 52 for one, needing another 157 to take a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series but rain forced the play to be called off.Â India's batting would have been tested for sure after it lost first innings hero KL Rahul cheaply in the second innings. But the way Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma negotiated theÂ last few overs of the 4th day, it raised hopes of an Indian win. A Test win on the back of Neeraj Chopra's golden finish at Tokyo Olympics would have been a tremendous achievement. In the end, rain ensured that both England and India go to the second Test match at Lord's with honours even. Catch the highlightsÂ of England vs India, 1st Test match at Trent Bridge. (LIVE SCORECARD | TOKYO OLYMPICSÂ | MATCH REPORT)
8:22 PM IST:The play has been called off and the match ends in a draw with both England and India taking four points each. Over to the second Test match at Lord's starting August 12.
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The first #ENGvIND Test at Trent Bridge ends in a draw.
We will see you at Lord's for the second Test, starting on August 12. #TeamIndia
Scorecard Ã°ÃÃÃÂÃÃÃÂÃÃÃÂ https://t.co/TrX6JMzP9A pic.twitter.com/k9G7t1WiaBâ BCCI (@BCCI) August 8, 2021
7:23 PM IST: More rain and the signs are not good. Its dark and cloudy. The forecast says rain for another hour. Its turning out to be frustrating after a good day of cricket yesterday. India are in with a chance of winning the Test match, only if rain relents. By the way where was rain when we need it on the last day of WTC final
Puddles are back. Horizon seems to have disappearedâ¦ #engvind pic.twitter.com/xK2LkfHPe5â Innocent Bystander (@InnoBystander) August 8, 2021
It has started to rain and the inspection has been delayed.#ENGvIND https://t.co/vJwSSjaQaSâ BCCI (@BCCI) August 8, 2021
6:36 PM IST: We have some positive news, rain has stopped.Â The Super Soppers are hard at work to get the ground ready, but a slight drizzle has returned
5:22 PM IST: An early lunch has been taken without a ball being bowled and its still raining
5:05 PM IST: Here's an update from Trent Bridge: It's still raining here at Trent Bridge with no sight of clear skies.
It's still raining here at Trent Bridge with no sight of clear skies.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/gbmIibjvb1â BCCI (@BCCI) August 8, 2021
3:38 PM IST:Â Sunil Gavaskar leads the chorus as India celebrates Neeraj Chopra's Tokyo Olympics Gold - WATCH
3:31 PM IST: The tweet says it all
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3:22 PM IST: Reports from Trent Bridge are not good. Its raining there and looks like a delayed start. Stay tuned for moreÂ updates