England bid to level ashes delayed as rain comes into play at Old Trafford on Day 4

Cover in Old Trafford during fourth day of fourth Test match between England and Australia
Activity on the pitch before day four of the England v Australia LV= Insurance Ashes 4th Test Match at Emirates Old Trafford on July 22, 2023 in Manchester, England

England team’s quest to level the Ashes against Australia at 2-2 was put on hold as rain disrupted play on Day 4 of the fourth Test at Old Trafford, Manchester on Saturday. England entered the fourth day with a dominant position to edge win our guests as Australia was struggling at 113-4 in their second innings, trailing England’s impressive first-innings total of 592 by 162 runs.


The hosts were keen to capitalize on their advantage and secure a vital victory, making this match a must-win situation if they were to reclaim the coveted Ashes run.

England in their first inning playing bazball posted a mammoth 592 to take a huge lead of 275 with Zak Crawley scoring an impressive 189 and then Mark Wood produced some fast bowling to reduce Australia to 113/4 in their second innings. Australia still needs 162 runs to make England bat again in the second inning.

Despite being six wickets away from their desired series-leveling win, England’s momentum was temporarily halted by unfavorable weather conditions. Rain showers persisted throughout the day, preventing any further action and frustrating both teams and eager fans alike.

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As the rain delay continued, the tension surrounding the outcome of the match grew, with England anxiously hoping for a chance to make their mark and take the series to a deciding fifth Test at The Oval in London next week.

England’s players and fans alike are keeping their fingers crossed for the rain clouds to clear, allowing their team to resume their assault on Australia’s batting lineup and potentially clinch the victory they so desperately seek.

With so much at stake and only one day remaining in the fourth Test, all eyes are on the skies, hoping that the rain will relent and the play resume in Old Trafford.



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