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No easy way to put this, but the covers are still on, the floodlights are on, the Ageas Bowl looks very gloomy, the players are playing football on the outfield, and an 11am start looks immensely unlikely.
Oh, and it is currently raining, too.
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Our Chief Cricket Correspondent, Scyld Berry, has written about the dearth of spin, and how it has removed a spectacle from this summer's cricket.
It was lovely to have the rich sauce of Yasir Shah to go with the pasta in the first Test against Pakistan, but so far in the second it has been back to the same old diet. And Joe Root would be wrong to do anything else except bang away with his four swing-and-seamers; everything is stacked in their favour from the conditions to the Dukes ball, which has swung right up to the 80th over, so expert have England become at using sweat to shine one side.
Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport's live coverage of day three of the soggy second Test between England and Pakistan, at Southampton's Ageas Bowl.
I'm sorry to have to play Michael Fish, but the weather and, as a consequence, bad light are becoming increasingly decisive in this match. With two days of the Test already having passed, England are yet to pick up their bats. Pakistan sit on a modest-but-solid 223-9, with impressive contributions from Babar Azam (47) and Mohammad Rizwan (60*), as they battled back from 158-6.
三级成人视频After two days battling the elements England and Pakistan will be hoping conditions relent long enough to accelerate the match today.
The forecast continues to be mixed but England will have designs of working towards a workable first-innings lead, while Pakistan's best route to victory involves more overcast conditions, seam, swing and a flurry of quick wickets.
The decision to call off Friday's play due to the failing light was doubtless an unpopular one - though the rancour was channelled predominantly on social media due to the empty stands - but might have aided England.
Openers Dom Sibley and Rory Burns cannot have fancied taking guard under the thick, grey clouds that hovered overhead for the duration of the second day but they will soon face a reckoning with the likes of Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi on a surface with plenty to offer.
Stuart Broad, who matched James Anderson's three-wicket haul, defended the judgement of Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough, who led the teams off just nine balls into the evening session .
"It's a tricky one because player safety is very important. If you have bowlers bowling at 85mph-plus and it's gloomy out there, it can be dangerous for batsmen," he said.
"The officials were right to bring us off, it had dropped below the darkness that we had come off for earlier in the day and all of our fielders were saying, 'we wouldn't want to bat in this, this is quite dark'.
"There's been occasions in Test cricket when there's been a crowd and we thought we could have been on the pitch but it felt slightly on the dark side of being suitable to play."
B三级成人视频road continued: "We've seen with the history of the pink ball under lights, it's been very tricky for the batsmen and would be unfair to the balance to the game," he said.
三级成人视频"You could lose five for 10 that's going too far and complicating the situation. If the players' safety is in doubt, the officials have to bring them off. If they think it's safe, you play."