Sadly, no play was possible on the final day of the first LV= Insurance Test Match between England and India.

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Our live blog on day five captured the weather-related woe as it unfolded:


9.30am: While the day may have begun with a little drizzle, the rain has now departed the scene. The clouds are lightening, and the scheduled start of play remains at 11am.

9.50am: It is now, regrettably, a little moist once more. What we hope is a passing shower has moved into position.

10.25am: The rain has, as they say at the Met Office, become a little more organised. Persistent precipitation continues to fall.

10.55am: Alas, a delay. It is certainly raining with less intensity, but day five shall not begin on time.

11.30am: A band of rain remains in situ, and the covers are firmly affixed to the outfield.

12pm: The rain relents, the umpires emerge. The rain then returns, the umbrellas re-appear. Lunch will be taken early, at 12.30pm.

12.40pm: Luncheon will be accompanied by a shower; a sharp one.

1.35pm: A steady downpour continues. The Great British SummerTM at its finest.

2.05pm: At long last, brighter skies overhead. The umpires will inspect at 2.30pm.

2.30pm: The waiting game continues. Another burst of moisture delays the inspection.

3.30pm: With precipitation persisting, the umpires and players break out the china, take Tea, and wait for the weather to pass.

3.50pm: Alas, the weather steadfastly refuses to pass. Play has been abandoned for the day, with the match ending in a draw.