Rain delays start of play in fifth test

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 18:35

London: The start of the fourth day`s play in the fifth and final Ashes test between England and Australia was delayed by rain at The Oval on Saturday.

England, replying to Australia`s 492 for nine declared, ended the third day on 247-4 with Ian Bell (29) and Chris Woakes (15) at the crease.

Australia, 3-0 down in the series, lead by 245 runs and England need another 46 runs to avoid the follow-on.

Reuters



First Published: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 18:35

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