> > Law 16 part 5
> > 5. Completion of an over
> > Other than at the end of the match,
> > (a) if the agreed time for an interval is reached during an over, the
> > over shall be completed before the interval is taken except as
> > provided for in (b) below.
> > (b) when less than 2 minutes remain before the time agreed for the
> > next interval, the interval will be taken immediately if
> > either (i) a batsman is out or retires
> > or (ii) the players have occasion to leave the field
> > whether this occurs during an over or at the end of an over. Except at
> > the end of an innings, if an over is thus interrupted it shall be
> > completed on resumption of play.
> Yes. A mate of mine (qualified umpire) and I looked at that and somehow
> convinced ourselves that that didn't apply. We also looked in Tom Smith
> and then decided that Smith doesn't apply to Tests.
> Christmas is over - time to stop with the sundowners.
A similar point arose during the Ashes, England requested the extra
half hour which the Test conditions say should be a minimum of 8 overs.
They took a wicket in the eighth over and the umpires called time, in
my view play should have continued until the end of the over.