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Live Reporting

Jamie Lillywhite and Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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  1. A damp end to the day

    England and Sri Lanka will try to beat the traffic returning from Glastonbury as they head in the direction of London - but our next cricketing assignation is also in the West Country tomorrow, as England's women face Pakistan in their third and final ICC Women's Championship ODI at Taunton.

    Play starts at 10:30 BST - the weather forecast is a lot better - the TMS crew will be on air from 10:15, and we'll be here with live text commentary and video highlights again. Hope you can join us then - TTFN.

  2. The series

    So, the series looks like this now:

    • 1st ODI, Trent Bridge - match tied
    • 2nd ODI, Edgbaston - England won by 10 wickets
    • 3rd ODI, Bristol - no result
    • 4th ODI, The Oval (Wed 29 Jun)
    • 5th ODI, Cardiff (Sat 2 Jul)
    • T20I, Southampton (Tue 5 Jul)
  3. No Result

    Sadly, that's it - the umpires have ruled that there's no way of getting another 16 overs in for it to constitute a match, so it's a no result.

    England lead the series 1-0 with two games still to play.

  4. All over?

    Hold on to your hats. This looks like they may have called it off.

  5. #asktms

    Who is the most reliable England cricketer you have ever played with?

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Andrew Strauss, you could rely on him every day. Very calm and one you could rely on."

    James Taylor: "Strauss is a good one. I played in his last Test. Probably in this current side, it's Chris Woakes as he's reliable with bat and ball, as a bloke and as a cricketer."

  6. #asktms

    What have you done with your England Test caps?

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "After 25, 50 and 75 Tests you get given another cap, but I thought they were unlucky. I love my first cap, it's in a very secure cabinet at home so please don't burgle me."

    James Taylor: "I have two now - the ones you're given on your debut, and one with elastic at the back as it's more comfortable."

  7. Rain delay

    if you're just joining us, they've been off for an hour and 20 minutes, and it looks as though many of the crowd have decided that they don't think there will be any more play.

  8. #asktms

    Thoughts on Tymal Mills & Dawid Malan (England's T20 call-ups)?

    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "Tymal is the quickest bowler I've ever faced. He's a massive unit running down the hill at Hove, and bowls thunderbolts, but he's also developed a slower ball. Dawid has consistently scored runs and warrants a go, so I don't know what happens when Hales comes back."

    Graeme Swann: "Mills has that X factor. Even if he goes for 15 an over, he can bowl rockets. He hit me on the forearm before the Ashes, on the slowest pitch ever."

  9. #asktms

    What's the best international game you've played in, and why?

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "As a game of cricket, a World Cup game in Chennai against West Indies, where we would have been knocked out if we'd lost. They lost the last seven wickets for something like 21 runs, and Jonathan Trott ran the last man out."

    James Taylor: "The fondest memory was one of the last full games I completed for England at Jo'burg, when Broady ran through them and I took those catches."

  10. #asktms

    Long-term, who will replace James Anderson?

    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "People talk about Mark Wood, but I've played a lot with him and I don't see the comparison. There's a young lad at Yorkshire called Matthew Fisher who's only 18 and is very promising. He swings it both ways at a good pace."

    Graeme Swann: "Jimmy is a genuine swing bowler, you haven't got a like-for-like replacement. I've not seen much of the Overton brothers at Somerset but I've heard a lot about them. And I've always liked Jack Brooks, who's absolutely crackers."

  11. #asktms

    Who are the best players you've played with or against, who never played Test cricket?

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "David Sales. Great batsman but never fitted the bill of a Duncan Fletcher player. And despite his size, he was an agile fielder. Glenn Chapple was incredible but every time he got into the one-day squad he'd get injured. James Kirtley always got picked ahead of him. And Jason Lewry, the left-arm seamer from Sussex... Peter Moores once tried to convince him to be nightwatchman. He said 'Peter, if you make me nightwatchman, I will get out'."

    James Taylor: "Glenn Chapple and Ed Joyce."

  12. Smiling through the rain

  13. #asktms

    What if England had turned to you as Test captain?

    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "The first time I was captain of Leicestershire, we were bowled our for 28! Imagine if I'd said no... I don't think I would have been ready. But it's a hard one to turn down."

    Graeme Swann: "I would have been a poor captain as I'd have struggled to contain my temper on the field. But tactically, I'd have done it at the drop of a hat."

  14. #asktms

    If not Joe Root, who should be the next England Test captain?

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Joe Root should never be England captain. He's the worst option ever. He's a world-class batsman, he's like an annoying little brother in the dressing-room and that's part of his character. Root will want to be captain, but I think it would detract from his form. This man James Taylor was one I thought was a future captain. But not many are putting their hands up. Because he's from Sheffield, from the same club as Michael Vaughan, people just assume he'll be captain. Why not Alastair Cook for the next two-and-a-half years until someone else comes up? Stuart Broad could do it, even on an interim basis. Broad has an incredible cricket brain."

    Charles Dagnall: "The reviews would get used up very quickly then."

  15. View from the press box

    Remember, England need to face 16 more overs to constitute a match.

  16. #asktms

    How exciting was your Test debut?

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I was more nervous about getting off the mark, than I was as a bowler. I was never nervy with the ball, but the first time I was asked to bowl, I had jelly legs. The first ball was a horrendous long-hop was cut for four, but I got two wickets in the next five balls.

    "Sometimes the Test might come round at the right time against the right team, and people get 100 on debut. Some get lucky, some don't."

  17. #asktms

    How exciting was your Test debut?

    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    "I came in the middle of a series and had to play against the number one team in the world [South Africa]. I never thought I'd be playing Test cricket that summer. I had scored a hundred for the Lions against West Indies, but Jonny Bairstow was picked ahead of me. South Africa were the best bowling attack in the world, but I was more excited rather than nervous."

  18. Rain delay

    Still no prospect of a prompt resumption - covers still in place and water being brushed off them.

  19. #asktms

    Should Scott Borthwick move from Durham to bowl more overs?

    James Taylor

    Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

    Durham's Scott Borthwick

    James Taylor: "Scott's earned the right through weight of runs, for the last three years. He's banging that door down and rightly so, but there are a couple of guys who shouldn't be forgotten, such as Sam Robson. Maybe in a couple of years, Joe Clarke from Worcester."  

  20. #asktms

    Should Scott Borthwick move from Durham to bowl more overs?

    Graeme Swann

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "No. His batting has usurped his bowling. It's about learning to bowl well in difficult conditions which will turn him more into a Test player. Durham has done no end of good for his batting, and spinners don't bowl many overs round the country any more. I think he should be in the team, I'd have gone for him at three in the third Test against Sri Lanka."