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From Jack Skelton
BBC Sport at Old Trafford
Rain delayed the start of day three of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia .
Play was scheduled to start at 11:00 BST on Friday but continuous drizzle means that the covers are still on.
With England awaiting restart on 23-1, trailing by 474 the weather is set to improve from approximately 13:00.
Success for Australia in Manchester this week could see these keep the Ashes, although Even the series is tied at 1-1.
Batsman Steve Smith scored a 211 on Thursday allowing until England opener Joe Denly fell for four, Australia to declare on 497-8.
Rain also shortened day one but the forecast is for dry weather during the weekend.
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