India, England Forced To Settle For Draw With Day 5 Washed Out at Trent Bridge
The first Test between India and England at Trent Bridge ended in a draw after rain washed out the final day's play on Sunday. The second match of the five-test series is scheduled at Lord's from Thursday. The fifth and final day of the first Test between India and England has been called off without a ball bowled, therefore, the match ended in a draw at Trent Bridge on Sunday. The match officials decided to call off the game after rain washed out two sessions.
Both India and England would think about what would have been the result had weather been kinder to them as both teams had a chance to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. After a long delay due to rain on Day 5, it had stopped raining at Trent Bridge for a short while and an inspection was scheduled for 7 pm IST. But all hopes of any cricket anytime soon vanished into thin air as the drizzle got heavier. India finished 52-1 in their second innings, needing a further 157 runs to reach a victory target of 209 in what had promised to be tough batting conditions.
Earlier on Day 4, England captain Joe Root hit his 21st Test century but India maintained a slight upper hand going into the final day at Trent Bridge. Root made 109 to drag his side out of the doldrums and set India a tricky 209-run victory target on the penultimate day of the bowler-dominated contest on Saturday.
Soon after the declaration of the result of the first Test at Trent Bridge, fans took to the social media site to express their dejection, anger, and disappointment. Before the start of play on Day 5, India was in a commanding position, needing 157 more runs to win with 9 wickets in hand and 98 overs left. England was shot out for 183 in their first innings with Jasprit Bumrah taking 4 wickets. India then replied with 278 to take 95-run first-innings lead thanks to KL Rahul (84) and Ravindra Jadeja's (56) half-centuries