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Cricket News: Headingley Leeds weather forecast for days 4 and 5 | Will rain ruin the 3rd Ashes Test at Headingley?

Yet again, an Ashes Test match is evenly poised and could go right down the wire? However, will the weather be kind enough to allow for a result?

Given England need 224 runs and Australia can take wickets quite rapidly, one feels two or three sessions across the final two days is all that is needed to allow for a winner either way.

Headingley Leeds weather forecast for the last two days of the third 2023 Ashes Test

According to bbc.com, Sunday’s weather forecast looks a lot more promising than was the case a few days ago. In further good news for England, sunshine is forecast up until around 2pm, which is likely to aid the batsmen in their pursuit of the 251-run target.

However, some uneven bounce has been on display since day two, so it will be fascinating to see how the pitch behaves.

There is a 30% chance of precipitation at 3pm, increasing to 43% at 5pm and 56% at 6pm. AccuWeather reports similar figures, with higher chances of precipitation from 5pm onwards.

Cricket News: Headingley Leeds weather forecast for days 4 and 5 | Will rain ruin the 3rd Ashes Test at Headingley?
Headingley Leeds weather forecast for day four

Should the Test reach a fifth day, there once again should be enough time for a result given conditions look promising up until 2pm. From there, the chances of precipitation are 64-70% right throughout the afternoon, so day four is vital for both teams to make ground towards victory.

Cricket News: Headingley Leeds weather forecast for days 4 and 5 | Will rain ruin the 3rd Ashes Test at Headingley?
Headingley Leeds weather forecast for day four

Day three was heavily affected by rain, with just one session possible. England picked up the last six wickets relatively quickly, but not before Travis Head elevated Australia to a 250-run lead thanks to his excellent 77 off 112 balls.

The home side survived a few close calls to finish unscathed on 27/0. Ben Stokes’ team must win to keep their Ashes hopes alive. Indeed, a fascinating fourth day awaits in what has been a riveting series to date.

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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