Rain delays England resumption on Day 3 of fourth Ashes Test
England are trailing Australia by 474 runs with nine wickets remaining in their first innings.
Rain delayed play on the third day of the fourth Test of the five-match Ashes series at Old Trafford on Friday, with England trailing Australia by 474 runs with nine wickets remaining in their first innings.
Lunch will be taken early at 12:30 pm local time with an umpire`s inspection at 13:00 if there is no further rain.
Opener Rory Burns and night-watchman Craig Overton will resume the innings for England from 23 for one after Joe Denly was removed in the final session on Thursday.
A magnificent 211 from Steve Smith had led Australia to 497-8 declared in the first innings. Marnus Labuschagne (67), skipper Tim Paine (58) and Mitchell Starc (54) also made notable contributions for the visitors.