Ashes 2013: Five Alternative Ways to Decide a Day When It Rains

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Ashes 2013: Five Alternative Ways to Decide a Day When It Rains
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The rain had the final say at The Oval on Saturday. Right from the moment London woke up, it was pretty clear that play was never going to be possible.  With ground staff saying it would take up to two hours to get the ground ready once the rain stopped, when it was still hosing down by 15:00, things looked pretty grim.

By 16:00, it was still raining and umpires had the sense to relieve everyone from their misery and abandon play for the day. Barring a miracle, this game will now end in a draw.

However, what if we lived in a parallel universe? What if rained out days were to be decided through alternative methods? 

We've picked five ways for teams to decide things on rained out days. 

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