Play finally began at 2.45pm local time after earlier rain had prevented Day 4 of the fourth Ashes cricket test between England and Australia starting on time on Saturday.
Australia was 113-4 in its second innings at the close of play at Old Trafford on Friday, trailing England by 162 runs with six wickets remaining. Australia is 2-1 up in the five-match series.
Australia were 113-4 in their second innings at the close of play on Friday, trailing England by 162 runs after the hosts posted a colossal total of 592.
Australia lead the series 2-1, with the final test of the five-match series to be played at the Oval in London next week.