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Summary

  1. Only 2.2 overs of play possible at Trent Bridge
  2. England lead five-match series 1-0
  3. Third match in Bristol on Sunday

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By Kal Sajad

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye ...

Right then, that is all from us today. This is the part where I normally show you some clips from the game and we talk through the highs and lows. That won't be happening.

Hope we've entertained you with our cricketing statues chat and weather updates. Join us on Sunday as the third ODI takes place in Bristol.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

I don't think we have learnt a great deal from this summer's Test matches. We know England are a competitive Test match team but the problem areas in the batting are still there.

I like the way Malan played and I like Stoneman, even though we haven't seen him at his best. Out of all the opening batsmen we have tried, he looks like he has got the most natural game. I think it is just about finding the number three.

Back on TMS, they're slowly winding up on their review of the summer's cricket ...

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International cricket in the 4th week of September? An utter nonsense!!

Darren in County Down

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Play has been called off. Disappointing!

Weather update ...

I should just do a copy and paste job each time I give you the weather update ...

It has started to rain even harder and there are puddles appearing on the ground. Not looking good, eh?

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Rory Stoves: Andrew Flintoff consoling Brett Lee should be a statue outside Edgbaston.

Ollie Shaw-Mellors: Anderson shushing Johnson after bowling Harris would look nice outside the WACA.

Alison Mitchell

BBC Test Match Special

It's starting to rain harder and harder at Trent Bridge. We have a cut-off time of 17:56 BST to get a 20-over game in.

James Anderson

England fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

Looking back to 2015, we weren't convinced we could get 300 and the teams we played knew they could do it comfortably. Now, England have the ability to get 400 and think they can do it every time they take the field. They can adapt to conditions, read pitches and have the intelligence to assess the situation.

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VB: If we're making statues, can we have Athers staring down Donald after defending against 'that spell' of bowling? Beautiful.

Chris Painter: Can we have a statue of Broad asking for a DRS review? If we could put it somewhere pointless and unnecessary, that'd be ideal.

Hameed fractures finger

Some news coming in from the County Championship ...

Lancashire and England batsman Haseeb Hameed has fractured a finger after being struck by a delivery in Lancashire's 36-run loss to Middlesex earlier.

He retired hurt before coming back out at number 11 to try and salvage a win.

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Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

The one thing I took from Pakistan winning the Champions Trophy was that they got the ball moving, they took wickets and got the ball shaping.

For England, the batting is as good as ever. The bowling is decent but they can learn new skills to learn how to bowl different balls at key moments.

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Surely there should be one of Jack Russell eating baked beans out of the tin situated in one of the storerooms of Lords.

Vaughn in Gosport

James Anderson

England fast bowler on BBC Test Match Special

There's been a lot of positives for England in white-ball cricket since the 2015 World Cup. They are making strides, getting better and better. I thought they might get to the final of the Champions Trophy, but the conditions weren't particularly English - they suited India and Pakistan. They will keep getting better between now and 2019 and will mount a serious challenge to winning the World Cup.

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Sam Quigley: I would like to see a statue of Gary Pratt in a throwing pose in Ricky Ponting's front garden, failing that, at Trent Bridge.

Mel: Ian Botham with the Ashes Urn.

Finn takes eight for Middlesex

Over in the County Championship, Middlesex have beaten Lancashire by 36 runs ... but the man of the moment is Steven Finn who took 8-79 in the final innings.

For all the latest from today's matches, follow our County Championship live text.

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Barefoot Backpacker: Re: 15:11 BST - to be honest, the clue's kind of in the name :) not sure actually playing cricket barefoot is that safe, mind.

Point. Well. Made.

On TMS now ...

What's happening?

The rain has started to pick up again. The TMS team, joined by today's guest James Anderson, are now reflecting on the summer of cricket so far.

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Alison Mitchell

BBC Test Match Special

At the moment, the rain is much, much lighter. But there are some umbrellas still out there.

Great photo, but didn't fancy wearing any footwear?

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Hearing on the grapevine that it may have stopped raining. Although other reports say it is still raining, just a tad lighter now. Watch this space. Back to the statue chat ...

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Sam: I think statues of Shane Watson being given out LBW would be a fitting tribute, one outside every ground it has happened to him.

PD31: How about a statue of Shane Watson requesting a review of a LBW dismissal?

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We have been talking about statues of cricketers today. So here's a question for you: Which player (past or present) is deserving of a statue? What will the pose be? And where will it be situated? Or even better, tweet us a picture of you in the pose.

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Peter Richardson: RE: Larwood statue (13:56 BST entry), never mind the no-ball, that field has not been set by Mr Jardine!

Strauss says ...

Here's England director of cricket Andrew Strauss speaking to BBC Sport yesterday. He reflects on the summer, Joe Root and looks ahead to the Ashes

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Re: Eoin Morgan's position in the team. In the modern game there are many, many other non-playing staff around the team to take responsibilities. Hence the captain is expected to earn his place in the team by his playing performance. After all, Eoin Morgan was picked as the captain because he could score runs too.

Uday PVK in Peterborough.

We are hearing that 17:56 BST is the cut-off time in order to get a 20 over-match in.

Will we see play resume?

Here's the latest forecast ... your guess is as good as mine.

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TMS anniversary match on iPlayer ...

Keep your soggy spam to yourself, Marc. On another note ....

You have just two days left to watch the Test Match Special 60th anniversary match on BBC iPlayer.

A star-studded cricket match in Leeds featuring the likes of Michael Vaughan, Graeme Swann, Yohan Blake and a fella from Love Island.

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Making my cricket match attending debut today, completely soaked but brought enough picnic to last a full Test match. Wet spam sandwich, anyone?

Marc in Nottingham

Let's not throw the towel in just yet. As I said, it is due to get a bit better later on. Want to know what has happened so far in this match? I can tell you. Ball-by-ball.

  • Windies won the toss and opted to bowl.
  • First over: Wide, wide, dot, four, three, dot, one, dot
  • Second over: Dot, one, one, four, four, dot
  • Third over: Dot, one
  • Rain stopped play
  • Eng 21-0, Hales 10, Bairstow 9

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Lots of people looking like they have given up hope of seeing any play and heading out.

Matt at Trent Bridge

A passionate text there, George. Point well made. Anyone disagree? Get in touch.

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With regard to Eoin Morgan's position in the team; he is there as captain. Just as Mike Brearley justified his position in the England Test team of the early 1980s mainly (or almost purely) as the very important position of THE CAPTAIN as leader and psychological man manager. So it is with Morgan. Doesn't matter whether he scores any runs or takes any wickets he allows the rest of the team to play to their maximums.

George from Durham

Cheers, Stephan.

I welcome a statue. A big one. Right outside BBC Sport towers.

As for today's game, still no news I am afraid. We are hopeful that the weather will clear up later this afternoon.

Right then, I'm out of here for a while. Here's a man the BBC should have a statue of, Kal Sajad.

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Statues are becoming a "thing" in local cricket too. Crowthorne & Crown Wood have just commissioned a double statue of Ravi Godbole and Aran Long in celebration of their 600 and 500 wickets respectively.

Dan Partridge

More statue news coming up...

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Rae: Eng v WI Trent Bridge ODI, working at home a few minutes walk from Trent Bridge, the rain is 'very steady', sorry, no play soon.