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'Its more of a English weather here'

English fans were disappointed to miss most of the action on the 2nd day due to 'clumsy' weather.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 19:22 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

English fans were disappointed to miss most of the cricketing action due to the inclement weather that kept the players away from the field for most of the second day of the second Test on Friday.

"It is more of a English weather here. We were not expecting this and rather hoped to have a good game of cricket," said Terry Wildsmith of Chesterfield, UK, who still hopes the weather gods will make way for a good contest.

Peter and Dee too have been praying to witness some action.

"We are a bit disappointed about the clumsy weather, but we are happy that our captain Andrew Flintoff is still at the crease. He has been blessed with second child and this Test should turn out to be luck for him," said Peter.

English spinner Monty Panesar's relatives, both from Luton and Ludhiana, were also disappointed as the left-arm spinner was still to make an appearance on the field.

Monty's 78-year-old grandfather Hari Singh, who has come from Ludhiana, said "This is the first time I am watching a match inside a stadium."

Casting a hopeful glance at the cloudy sky, Singh said "The rain and bad light should soon clear so that we can have a good game."

Meanwhile, the Chandigarh Meteorological Department has forecast more rain in Punjab and Haryana, and moderate to heavy rain or snow at many places in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh.

First Published: Mar 10, 2006 17:37 IST