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Stokes: “Weather forecast could dictate how we play in 4th Ashes Test”

England eye an iconic Ashes victory over Australia and can look to beat the rain on day 4 after Jonny Bairstow and Mark Wood put Ben Stokes’ facet in a tremendous place.

Bairstow’s speedy 99 secured an enormous first-innings lead on the third day of the fourth Ashes Test at Old Trafford. While Harry Brook and Ben Stokes each made 50s earlier than the bowlers took centre stage.

A primary innings of 592 earned a lead of 275 runs, with Mark Wood dismissing Usman Khawaja and Chris Woakes eradicating David Warner. Wood then broke up Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith’s partnership, including the scalps of Smith and later Travis Head to spice up hopes of levelling the sequence heading to the Oval. Follow all of the reside motion from day 4 at Old Trafford as England face Australia:


England vs Australia – fourth Ashes Test, day 4

Good information, then, offering the rain holds off for an additional 45 minutes or so.

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Harry Latham-Coyle22 July 2023 13:26


Sonia Twigg at Old Trafford

There shall be a pitch inspection at 2pm, a number of the covers have come off however there’s a a number of water round on the grass nonetheless.

Sonia Twigg22 July 2023 13:18


Mark Wood kills a little bit of time by chatting with Sky Sports

“There are a few apps going around, and we are pretty optimistic at the minute. Hopefully we can get a bit of play in today and really push it home.

“We’ve had a game of cards – I hate sitting still for two seconds, I want to be doing something. I can’t sit still for too long.

“I really enjoyed the reverse swing period yesterday, I felt really good at that point. Short, sharp bursts again today from me, try and make something happen when Stokesy needs me.

“That’s my one worry – if the ball gets wet, and becomes soft and spongy, how can we then get the wickets. It’s in great condition at the minute but if it does get wet, it’s already a little bit of shape. We don’t want to change the ball at the minute, because if it is moving, you don’t want to change it.

“Very proud [to get Steve Smith as Test wicket number 100]. He’s a top player, to get him twice in the game is an amazing feeling, I’m really happy I could contribute in that way.

“Broady’s been calling us Dad’s Army up there all week. It’s great that he’s reached that milestone. Now I’ve got 100, I can’t even imagine what it must be like to get 600, it’s so many wickets, so much dedication and commitment. He loves the battle – on days like this, he is perfect because he is such a competitor.”

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Harry Latham-Coyle22 July 2023 13:10


England vs Australia – fourth Ashes Test, day 4

Heavens – is {that a} naked little bit of sq.? Indeed it’s. The first little bit of sheeting has been hauled away to a cheer, although the uncovered little bit of turf does look reasonably damp.

Harry Latham-Coyle22 July 2023 13:01


Sonia Twigg at Old Trafford

The rain has stopped at Old Trafford and the bottom workers have lastly made their approach out to the center.

The tremendous soppers are out, however there’s a number of standing water so it’d take some time to clear sadly, however there’s a temporary window of hope, though extra rain is forecast later.

Sonia Twigg22 July 2023 12:55


England vs Australia – fourth Ashes Test, day 4

There are groundstaff wading throughout the Old Trafford outfield, suggesting their hopes of getting some play are growing with the rain now extra mizzly than depressing.

Harry Latham-Coyle22 July 2023 12:45


England vs Australia – fourth Ashes Test, day 4

Remarkable scenes in Mirpur, although – the third ODI between India and Bangladesh has resulted in a tie! The two sides will share the sequence, after Jemimah Rodrigues was left unbeaten on 33 because the India tail crumbled to finish 225 all out having wanted 14 from the final 4 overs with 4 wickets in hand. It appears, too, that an earlier rain delay has scuppered an excellent over, with the match having prolonged past the scheduled finish and thus no time left for a six-ball shootout. Extraordinary, and an excellent consequence for Bangladesh, two wins and a tie a really strong return throughout six white ball matches on India’s tour.

Harry Latham-Coyle22 July 2023 12:42


England vs Australia – fourth Ashes Test, day 4

Most of the forecasting apps now assume the rain goes to cease in some unspecified time in the future within the subsequent hour or so. Of course, earlier expertise suggests the doubtless path from right here is that the workers scramble to mop up, set a begin time after which one other bathe blows by simply as Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Marsh strap their pads on to place the kibosh on issues solely, however maybe that’s overly pessimistic.

Harry Latham-Coyle22 July 2023 12:38


England vs Australia – fourth Ashes Test, day 4

The Australian facet have wandered throughout the Old Trafford outfield once more, Marnus Labuschagne carrying a suspiciously massive field. If we do get on a bit later, this shall be mighty tough for the guests to deal with, virtually ready for the following band of rain to return by in what are certain to be horrible circumstances for batting.

Harry Latham-Coyle22 July 2023 12:32


England vs Australia – fourth Ashes Test, day 4

“It’s been incredible to be part of the series, the standard of cricket has been unbelievable, it’s got people all around the world talking about Test match cricket again, which is great,” Ponting says of the Ashes. “Day 2 and yesterday, the way England batted, for most of Day 2 they scored at seven runs per over. It’s been exciting.”

Harry Latham-Coyle22 July 2023 12:14

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