England established an 85-run first innings lead on a rain-affected Day 2 of the fourth Test against India at Old Trafford.
The hosts were 237-6 at stumps in Manchester, replying to India's 152, with no play possible after 2:15 p.m. as a torrential downpour left the outfield unfit for play.
|England 1st Innings: 237 for 6 (71 overs)|
|Cook||c Singh||b Aaron||17||58||42|
|Robson||b B Kumar||6||37||24|
|Bell||c Dhoni||b B Kumar||58||142||82|
|Jordan||c Aaron||b B Kumar||13||33||22|
|Extras||5nb 4w 5b 9lb||23|
England resumed on 113-3, and lost nightwatchman Chris Jordan for 13 in the seventh over of the morning as he was caught at mid-wicket, pulling Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Just two overs later, Ian Bell went for 58, a routine outside edge to keeper MS Dhoni earning Kumar a third wicket.
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The hosts were six down at lunch as Moeen Ali was bowled through the gate for 13 by a Varun Aaron in-swinger, the seamer also picking up his third wicket of the innings.
Just nine overs were possible after lunch before the heavens opened with Joe Root moving to 48 and Jos Buttler unbeaten on 22.
Despite sunshine for most of the afternoon, play was finally called off after a 5:40 p.m. inspection with the drainage on the ground not proving effective.