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First Test day three photos

Umpire Simon Taufel and New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori consult Taufel's light meter

After five interruptions of bad light and rain on Friday, New Zealand and England hope for better weather on day three

Andrew Strauss and Michael Vaughan look out from the England balcony as the start is delayed

But the start is delayed by rain, leaving England waiting nearly half-an-hour to resume their first innings

England women's captain Charlotte Edwards rings the bell for the start of play

England women's captain Charlotte Edwards has the honour of ringing the bell for the start of play, which resumes just before 1130

Alastair Cook lifts his bat to acknowledge the crowd after reaching 50

Alastair Cook reaches 50 in the 40 minutes of play possible before rain curtails the morning session and an early lunch is taken

The Lord's pitch is covered as spectators raise their umbrellas

The entire afternoon session is lost as persistent light rain prevents any play, despite occasional inspections

An MCC umbrella and bag on a bench in the pavilion

The superb Lord's drainage may mean a long wait for spectators, as play could begin in quick succession if the rain ever abates

Fans in the Edrich Stand at Lord's watch the FA Cup final

With the FA Cup final being shown on televisions around the ground, many fans desert their posts or watch the football on the big screens

Ground staff work on the square at Lord's as the rain continues

But despite the best efforts of the Lord's ground staff, play is called off for the day at just before 1730 BST, and will resume on Sunday




see also
First Test day two photos
16 May 08 |  England
First Test day one photos
15 May 08 |  England
England in New Zealand 2008
03 Jul 07 |  Cricket


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