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Ashes 2019: Rain delays third day’s play between England and Australia

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From Jack Skelton
BBC Sport at Old Trafford
Rain delayed the start of day three of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia at Old Trafford.
Play is scheduled to start at 11:00 BST on Friday but persistent drizzle means that the covers are still on.
Together with England awaiting resume on 23-1, trailing by 474, the weather is set to grow from around 13:00.
Success for Australia in Manchester this week may see them retain the Ashes, although the series is currently tied at 1-1.
Batsman Steve Smith scored a sublime 211 on Thursday allowing before England opener Joe Denly dropped for four, Australia to declare on 497-8.
Rain is for dry weather during the weekend.
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