England vs India Weather Forecast for Day 3, 4th Test: London Weather on September 4

The Oval
The Oval. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images for Surrey CCC)

After two days of exciting cricketing action, both England and India stand neck-to-neck in the fourth Test at The Oval, with the visitors trailing by 56 at the end of Day 2 with all wickets intact. After a 13-wicket first day, the slightly eased-out batting conditions meant that only seven wickets fell on the second, which saw fifties from Ollie Pope (81) and Chris Woakes (60) that granted England a crucial 99-run lead after they had resumed on 53/3.

Having lost two quick wickets, those of nightwatchman Craig Overton and Dawid Malan, in the morning session, England’s batting was held together by Pope, who was indulged in two vital lower-order alliances: 89 for the 6th wicket alongside Jonny Bairstow (37) and 71 for the 7th alongside Moeen Ali (35). Comeback man Woakes, who bagged four wickets with the ball, played a role similar to India’s Shardul Thakur with the bat, as his counterattacking 60-ball 50 took England into ascendancy by the end of their innings.

With the sun beating down the track for almost the entire day, the ball did much little mischief that it did on the first day, making it not the most ideal day for bowling. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, who were both undone cheaply in the first innings, ensured that India went unscathed, ticking off 43 out of the total 99 that England had put themselves ahead.

With three days left in the game, a result looks all but likely. But when in England, there is always an asterisk mark of “weather permitting”. How would that play on the third day?

Here is a look at how the weather is expected to play on day 3 of England vs India fourth Test:

The temperature is expected to hover between a low of 13 degrees Celsius to a high of 20 degrees Celsius, with an 8% probability of precipitation and 69% humidity. The weather has remained clear for the initial two days, with the sun out for the majority of day two. However, day three is expected to be cloudy for the most part. Going by that, the bowlers might be a tad happier than yesterday, which proved to be a day for the batters.

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