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12:00 AM, July 09, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:03 AM, July 09, 2020

Cricket returns with rain

Rain meant there was no play before lunch on Wednesday's opening day of the first Test between England and the West Indies at Southampton, the first international cricket match since March.

The eagerly anticipated fixture marks the sport's global return from months of coronavirus-enforced lockdown.

The last Test match, between New Zealand and India, concluded on March 2, six days before the final of the Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.

But as the players warmed up on the outfield under grey skies, there was sufficient rain for the Ageas Bowl pitch to remain fully covered and prevent the toss taking place at 0930 GMT as scheduled.

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