All four innings of a test on the same day

Britain, confronting a none too obvious objective of 188 to win the Lord's Test coordinate against the West Indies, were seriously disabled by their own climate on the third morning. Just 11 overs could be bowled, during which period they scored 13 keeps running for the loss of Mark Ramprakash's wicket, however more critically the breaks because of the climate will both avert their very own batsmen from settling in and furthermore permit the key West Indian bowlers Curtly Ambrose and Courteney Walsh to hold their freshness.

Ramprakash bumped Walsh to third man for two to keep away from his pair, yet the England plan was clearly indeed to shut out Walsh and Ambrose and would like to take simpler keeps running off their back-ups.

He had not added to his two when he endeavored to drive Walsh off the back foot and hacked the ball on to his stumps by means of within edge. His profession as an England opener might be finished. Britain were three for one, and after eight overs it had advanced no further

The primary limit came in the tenth over as Atherton played a fine constraining stroke in reverse of point off Walsh; two overs later he had the certainty to snare a no-ball Walsh for another limit to fine leg.

The West Indies, as far as concerns them, would not be excessively disillusioned as the unscheduled break would permit Ambrose and Walsh to return later completely invigorated. Ambrose, in spite of his absence of a wicket, was perched on the striking figures of six overs for one run. An early lunch was taken, with play because of resume at 1.30 - assuming the rainclouds blow over.

Lord's, lunch time: West Indies 267 and 54; England 134 and 109 for two(Atherton 44, Hick 9)




  • SL Campbell82 (155) 
  • WW Hinds59 (120) 
  • DG Cork4/39 (24) 
  • D Gough4/72 (21) 

Britain 134(48.2 OVERS)


  • AJ Stewart28 (68) 
  • C White27 (59) 
  • CEL Ambrose4/30 (14.2) 
  • CA Walsh4/43 (17) 

West Indies 54(26.4 OVERS)


  • S Chanderpaul9 (16) 
  • RD Jacobs12 (23) 
  • AR Caddick5/16 (13) 
  • DG Cork3/13 (5.4) 

Britain 191/8(69.5 OVERS)


  • MA Atherton45 (143) 
  • MP Vaughan41 (93) 
  • CEL Ambrose1/(22) 
  • CA Walsh6/74 (23.5)

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