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England vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 3: Play called off due to rain

England vs New Zealand (ENG vs NZ) 1st Test, Day 3: No play was possible on Day 3 of the England vs New Zealand 1st Test.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: June 4, 2021 9:18:37 pm
England vs New ZealandEngland vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 3

England vs New Zealand (ENG vs NZ) 1st Test, Day 3: No play was possible on Day 3 due to the elements. On Day 2, New Zealand built on test debutant Devon Conway’s chanceless double-hundred by taking two early England wickets before Rory Burns and Joe Root mounted a recovery.

Replying to New Zealand’s first-innings total of 378 that was anchored by Conway’s 347-ball 200, England reached stumps on 111/2 with Burns unbeaten on 59 and Root on 42 not out, their partnership up to 93. It was England’s day at the home of cricket, with Root’s team gaining a foothold in the match after an opening day dominated by the New Zealanders.

Match EndedNew Zealand tour of England, 2021 - 1st Test

England

275 (101.1) u0026 170/3 (70.0)
vs

New Zealand

378 (122.4) u0026 169/6 dec (52.3)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 1st Test )
England drew with New Zealand

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England vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 3:

21:16 (IST)04 Jun 2021
Play called off

Rain wins Day 3. The umpires have delivered the final verdict. This means day four and five will be extended days with play going on upto 11:30pm IST and with 98 overs to be played. England, as they were at the beginning of the day, are 111/2 trailing by 267 runs in the first innings.

20:29 (IST)04 Jun 2021
Tea on Day 3

The drizzle has become lighter, that's the good news. The bad news is that the last break of the day has been called. So, a 20-minute wait is coming up. We hope there's something other than waiting on the other side of this wait.

20:01 (IST)04 Jun 2021
England vs New Zealand Day 3 Live: That's how it is
19:59 (IST)04 Jun 2021
England vs New Zealand Day 3 Live: Rain-gods steal the show

It is one of those days at Lord's. We keep checking for updates from time to time but the rain-gods look to be stealing the show in what was supposed to be the moving day. It makes it easier for New Zealand though, with the heavy run cushion. Root and England are sad. 

18:50 (IST)04 Jun 2021
England vs New Zealand Day 3 Live: Latest visuals
18:50 (IST)04 Jun 2021
England vs New Zealand Day 3 Live: Not too promising
17:22 (IST)04 Jun 2021
England vs New Zealand Day 3 Live: What's on your plate?
17:21 (IST)04 Jun 2021
England vs New Zealand Day 3 Live: Pouring in London
17:20 (IST)04 Jun 2021
England vs New Zealand Day 3 Live: As it stands

A reminder of where things currently sit coming into Day 3

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16:18 (IST)04 Jun 2021
England vs New Zealand Day 3 Live: Weather update

Still drizzling in London! The weather report says it'll continue to rain for another couple of hours.  Wait and stay tuned for further updates!

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15:29 (IST)04 Jun 2021
England vs New Zealand Day 3 Live: A lesson in bowling

The rain is winning at the moment, so here is a masterclass by Southee

15:28 (IST)04 Jun 2021
England vs New Zealand Day 3 Live: Rain rain go away!

The covers remain on but the forecast looks promising.

15:25 (IST)04 Jun 2021
England vs New Zealand Day 3 Live: Drizzling down

A heavy drizzle at Lord's and the start of Day 3 could be delayed.

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15:25 (IST)04 Jun 2021
England vs New Zealand Day 3 Live: Hello and Welcome

So it's the third day of the first Test and we are in for a good contest between bat and ball. Earlier, the Kiwis built Devon Conway's chanceless double-hundred by taking two early England wickets before Rory Burns and Joe Root mounted a recovery on Day 2 of the first test at Lord's on Thursday. Stay tuned for more updates

Squads:

England Squad: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Ollie Pope, Daniel Lawrence, James Bracey(w), Craig Overton, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Sam Billings, Olly Stone, Jack Leach, Ollie Robinson, Haseeb Hameed

New Zealand Squad: Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling(w), Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Doug Bracewell, Will Young, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry, Devon Conway, Ajaz Patel, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra

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