Rain cancels final day of first Ashes Test 2023

Heavy rains rained over the Birmingham area, which resulted in the cancellation of the opening session of the fifth and final day of the first Ashes Test.

The covers were still in place on the Edgbaston ground on Tuesday morning, which prompted the match authorities to announce that there would be no play before the early lunch break at 12:30.

This implies that play will not begin until 1.10 p.m., and the day will be cut down to 83 overs if it is able to start at the time that was planned for.

From from point on, an over will be thrown away at the pace of one every four minutes.

After the fourth day of play, the tourists went to stumps with a score of 3-107 while chasing 281. When play does restart, Australia will need to score 174 more runs to win, while England will need to take seven more wickets.

After scoring 141 runs in the first innings, Usman Khawaja is not out on 34, while nightwatchman Scott Boland is batting with him on 13.

It is anticipated that the rain will stop falling by 12 p.m., although there is a chance of isolated showers around the city in the afternoon.

Due to the fact that sunset in Birmingham is not predicted to occur until 9.30pm, there is no time constraint on how late the match may go on in order to finish the allocated overs.

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