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ENG vs IND, First Test: Match Ends In Draw As Final Day's Play Abandoned Due To Rain - Highlights

India needed 157 runs to win but rain ensured no play was possible on the final day. Catch the match highlights England vs India, first Test, Day 5 here

ENG vs IND, First Test: Match Ends In Draw As Final Day's Play Abandoned Due To Rain - Highlights
Jasprit Bumrah and a member of team support staff walk back towards their dressing room after taking a stroll around the field after rain delayed start of the fifth day of first test cricket match between England and India, at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England, Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. AP Photo/Rui Vieira

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.  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 the  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 highlights  of England vs India, 1st Test match at Trent Bridge. (LIVE SCORECARD | TOKYO OLYMPICS  | 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.


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


6:36 PM IST: We have some positive news, rain has stopped.  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.


3:38 PM IST:  Sunil Gavaskar leads the chorus as India celebrates Neeraj Chopra's Tokyo Olympics Gold - WATCH


3:31 PM IST: The tweet says it all


3:22 PM IST: Reports from Trent Bridge are not good. Its raining there and looks like a delayed start. Stay tuned for more  updates


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