England vs India: Day five of first Test delayed by persistent rain at Trent Bridge

India needs 157 races and England need nine wickets to win the first round at Trent Bridge, but both sides have had to wait to start on day five due to the rain in Nottingham; watch Sky Sports The Hundred for updates

The fifth day of the first test between England and India was delayed by rain at Trent Bridge

The start of the fifth day of the first test between England and India has been delayed by persistent rain in Nottingham.

The match was set for a thrilling finale with India 52-1 overnight and needing another 157 runs for victory, while England need another nine wickets to go 1-0 up in the five-game series.

India would have been much closer to victory without Joe Root’s magnificent century on the fourth day, England’s captain made 109 to keep his team in the competition, although tourists will still have a slight advantage once the game starts. on Sunday.

Rain has been a feature throughout the match and, as a result, days two and three were interrupted.

However, the forecast for later Sunday is more positive and with things so tantalizingly set, both sides will hope there is enough time to play to force a result.

Watch it on Sky Sports The Hundred or follow our live match blog at skysports.com and the Sky Sports app for updates on Trent Bridge.

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