1.10pm I've had some lunch. I hope you have too, It's still raining. The super sopper is doing its thang
good news - here beginneth the removal of the covers. My best guess is play in an hour
Sorry folks - the second they started to take them off it started raining again
Well this is fun isn't it?
Covers are coming off. It's definitely brighter. I know this because I am squinting at the screen.
We will begin play at 2.30. If it doesn't rain again. Which it might - the skies are leaden
The Jerusalem man is singing. Incidentally - he only owns one suit
It will be James Anderson to bowl from the Vauxhall End. Steve Smith will take strike on 66*.
And it's fearsome Broad who takes the ball from the Pavilion End
There's a hint of swing, the crowd are amazingly sedate given they've been drinking for a few hours
Beauty from Broad getting a lovely bit of movement away from the bat which gets Siddle playing down the wrong line
Nightwatchman Siddle struggling a little against Broad but he's still got more than a nightwatchman should
Glory ball from Anderson removes Siddle's off stump.
It is, as you would expect, a bit bowler friendly today.
Anderson is, to coin a cliche, making the ball talk
When will get our first sight of Kerrigan today?
Some excellent fielding by Bell at extra cover stops a single. England's fielding has been pretty good this Test - well apart from a couple of shelled slip catches - so not that good then.
Our first sight of Woakes today. From the Vauxhall End - these conditions should suit him
APPEAL - Woakes hits Haddin's pad but it's sliding down leg and not given
And the brollies are going up
The brollies have come back down again - this weather is ridiculous
Haddin has been hit in the proverbials. Ouch
JAFFA KLAXON - Broad misses edge of Smith's bat by milimetres
Oh dear me - a mistimed dive by KP lets Smith's cover drive go for 4. KP took a while to get up
Smith flashes at one from Woakes which sails alarmingly close to his outside edge. You can feel a wicket coming from one end or the other.
England are very worried about the ball being wet,
Clear plan by Haddin to target Woakes here. He'll probably do the same to Kerrigan when he comes on
Change of ends for Anderson.
There hasn't been much from Woakes to change people's minds that he's not (yet at least) at third Test seamer
Four 4's in six balls. Haddin doesn't mess around