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Updated on: Sunday, August 08, 2021, 07:58 PM IST

'Ban cricket in England': Twitter enraged after fifth day's start delayed due to rain

Groundstaff work on the covers after rain delays the start of play on the fifth day of the first Test match between England and India at the Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, central England, on August 8, 2021.  | (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Groundstaff work on the covers after rain delays the start of play on the fifth day of the first Test match between England and India at the Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, central England, on August 8, 2021. | (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

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With India needing 157 runs and hosts England in search of nine wickets to win the first Test match on the final day, rain has played spoilsport.

Heavy rain and thick cloud cover has delayed the start of the fifth day of the first Test match at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, and this has enraged the Twitter users in India.

"Ban cricket in England," a Twitter user commented. "English weather…rain and more rain!! #ENGvIND Really good Test match being spoiled by poor weather," another Twitter user wrote.

Check out the tweets below:

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Chasing a victory target of 209, India finished the fourth day on 52 for 1 after England, riding on skipper Joe Root's 21st Test hundred, scored 303 in their second innings.

This was after India got a 95-run first innings lead in reply to the hosts' total of 183.

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Published on: Sunday, August 08, 2021, 07:39 PM IST
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