England v Oz ODI washed out

2013-09-06 15:00
Headingley (File)
Leeds - The first one-day international between England and Australia has been abandoned without a ball having being bowled in Leeds on Friday.

The umpires had a final inspection at 14:30 and decided that there was no possibility of clearing up the ground and having enough time for even a 20 overs-a-side encounter.

Large puddles of water developed on the out-field, while the Headingley ground staff tried desperately to soak up and clear away the water from the covers.

The second ODI is set to take place in Manchester on Sunday, with further games scheduled in Birmingham, Cardiff and Southampton.


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