Rain eases out as blue skies appear overhead

Oval

Aryan Surana

he forecast for Thursday was for a cloudy morning with the sun breaking through in the afternoon, and it the weather played out exactly the same way. The sun is out and things are starting to look very promising. It's looking a lot better now. The rain is easing out and some blue skies have started to appear overhead. The covers are being removed as well. The umpires are also out in the middle as they look at the conditions. The next inspection is scheduled for 3:10 pm local time.

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