Friday 8 June 2012 

England And West Indies Suffer Washout Again

England And West Indies Suffer Washout Again
England And West Indies Suffer Washout Again
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England v West Indies
Third Test, Edgbaston, day two

The England and West Indies players at Edgbaston were frustrated for a second day as rain prevented play from getting underway again in the third and final Test.

It means that the opening two days have been entirely lost to bad weather, in recent times at least, an unprecedented development. The last time the first two days were lost to weather in England was in 1964.

Kevin Pietersen entertained the hardy fans who had turned up by signing autographs but that was as close as anything to any meaningful action.

No toss has been made and neither side has confirmed its line-up.

The conditions might well have led England to give Graham Onions a start while the West Indies have been expected to hand Sunil Narine his debut and replace struggling batsman Kirk Edwards.

England lead the series 2-0 and will finish the series as the number one ranked Test side regardless of the outcome.

© Cricket World 2012

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