Final Update : The match has been abandoned due to persistent rain! Update at 8:20 PM IST : Its still raining at Chester-le-Street and the covers are very much on. No signs of any mop up activity yet. Over 7.2R Vinay Kumar to IJL Trott, no runs, goes back in defence and almost chops it onto his stumps! And there is rain in the air now, the Umbrellas are out amongst the crowd. There is no roof for the spectators. And the Umpires have halted play as well because of the rain.
Over 7.1R Vinay Kumar to IJL Trott, FOUR, gets forward and plays a handsome drive on the up to put that length delivery through extra covers for a boundary.
End of Over 7
Over 6.6PS Kumar to IR Bell, 2 runs, goes back and cuts that away to deep backward point for a couple.
Over 6.5PS Kumar to C Kieswetter, OUT LBW, goes back in a flick shot and is hurried back into the crease by a skidding indipper which stays slightly low to have him plumb infront of middle.
Over 6.4PS Kumar to C Kieswetter, no runs, gets across on the frontfoot and flicks it to the right of mid on.
Over 6.3PS Kumar to IJL Trott, 1 lb, gets a lb from point while trying to flick it around off, the impact on the pad was way too high.
Over 6.2PS Kumar to IJL Trott, no runs, goes back and cuts the short and wide delivery straight to point.
Over 6.1PS Kumar to IJL Trott, no runs, gets forward and defends it towards cover point.