Rain denies England and India chance of victory at the end of an absorbing first Test

England and India were denied the opportunity to play out what promised to be a thrilling finale to the first Test as day five at Trent Bridge was washed out.

The match was tantalisingly poised with India 52-1, needing another 157 to win, and England requiring another nine wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

However, rain throughout the day kept the players from the field and the match ended in a draw with the decision to abandon the day’s play at 3.50pm.

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It means the series remains all square as the sides head to Lord’s for the second Test, which starts on Thursday.

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