Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Sun 03 Mar 2024 Rain has the last laugh on the final day of Edgbaston Test The third Test between England and West Indies ended in an expected draw at Edgbaston in Birmingham because of the poor weather. The final day’s play was completely washed out by persistent rain and there was not a chance for even a single ball to be bowled. Can Edgbaston ton turn around Denesh Ramdin’s fortunes? West Indies wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin registered his second Test century on Sunday in the rain-marred Edgbaston Test. His second hundred came in his 45th Test and, ironically, while Ramdin held up a chit which read ‘Yea Viv talk nah’ after reaching the landmark, he was only confirming the point the great Viv Richards made about him. No. 11 Tino Best lights up Egbaston with career best of 95 Perhaps it is because they think it certain that this game will end in a tame draw; or perhaps they feared there would have been more disruptions due to the weather; or maybe it was the ticket prices; £43 is a lot of money in these hard times. Samuels, Ramdin help West Indies to a fighting 280/8 at Edgbaston If they didn’t know before, England today found that their back-up pacers were of high quality when they restricted a hard fighting West Indies to 280/8 at stumps. Graham Onions and Tim Bresnan ended with three wickets each, while the pacey Steven Finn had two. Second Day’s play at Birmingham washed out too The England-West Indies, 3rd Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham is yet to start as the Second Day’s play was also washed out because of persistent rain. Not a single ball was bowled and the toss is yet to happen and the Test Match is now left with just three days. Shivnarine Chanderpaul likely to miss Edgbaston Test! West Indies’ leading batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is doubtful to play in the third and final Test at Birmingham because of a side injury. Opening Day’s play at Edgbaston in Third Test washed out by rain! England Vs West Indies, Day 1, Third Investec Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham - Update Steven Davies added to England Squad as cover to Matt Prior Surrey Wicket Keeper Steven Davies has been asked to join the England Squad for the Third Investec Test at Edgbaston following an eye infection to Matt Prior. Can Sunil Narine’s inclusion turn things around for Windies? West Indies may have lost yet another Test series against a higher ranked team. However, they still have something to play for going into the final Test. They will be keen to avoid a whitewash. It will be a tough job for sure, but they can look at some real positives going into the Edgbaston Test -- some created by themselves and the other thanks to the opposition.