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Last Updated: Sunday, 9 April 2006, 07:48 GMT 08:48 UK
India v England photos

Ground staff start to peel off the covers in the outfield

After hours of heavy rain there are positive signs of possible play as ground staff start to peel off the covers

A roller is applied to the pitch at the Nehru Stadium

A roller is applied to the pitch as umpires Rudi Koertzen and Arani Jayaprakash make a series of inspections

A helicopter is used to dry the outfield

In a bizarre turn of events the authorities request the use of a helicopter to attempt to dry a number of wet areas

Mahendra Dhoni and Irfan Pathan take an unscheduled flight in the helicopter

Fans waiting for some action are treated to the spectacle of Mahendra Dhoni and Irfan Pathan taking an unscheduled flight

 Andrew Flintoff chats to Andrew Strauss and Virender Sehwag

Andrew Flintoff takes time to look at the sodden outfield with Andrew Strauss and India's Virender Sehwag

India's Irfan Pathan signs autographs for the crowd

Irfan Pathan attempts to keep the spectators happy - signing autographs while the umpires make yet another inspection

Rudi Koertzen and Arani Jayaprakash leave the field

The umpires eventually announce the match is to be abandoned as the surface is unsuitable for action

Fans start to set fire to hoardings after the match is abandoned

Following the announcement there are ugly scenes as a section of fans start to set fire to advertising hoardings

A section of Indian fans start to break through the fences

As the situation escalates a section of Indian fans start to break through fences in an attempt to enter the playing area

A policeman lies injured follwing the disturbances

Three policemen are among at least 12 people who are injured in the disturbing scenes in Guwahati

England's players watch as the trouble continues

England's players watch as the trouble continues - they will soon head to Jamshedpur for the next encounter against India



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