After the conclusion of play on the first day, the match referee, ground staff and ECB match manager would discuss the start times for the next day. If the forecast is good, play could begin at 1030. The morning session would last two-andahalf hours if the start times are adjusted, while a total of 98 overs would be scheduled for the day. ECB also said that match officials would ensure that light is monitored to maximise playing time. England won the first Test by three wickets before the second match ended in a draw.