Edgbaston ODI Abandoned Due To Rain
England 59-3 v Australia - no result
Third One-Day International, Edgbaston
A matter of just 15.1 overs of play were possible at Edgbaston before the third One-Day International between England and Australia was abandoned due to rain.
In that time, England had limped to 59 for three, losing the wickets of Michael Carberry, Kevin Pietersen and Joe Root.
However, after rain initially delayed the start, it cleared for little more than an hour before returning, setting in for the afternoon to prevent any further play.
Australia won the toss and decided to field and quickly made inroads to England's fragile-looking top order.
Michael Carberry (1) has failed to transfer his form for Hampshire onto the international stage but he had little opportunity to do so here before he was run out by Clint McKay after Pietersen had committed to a run that wasn't there.
Pietersen was soon on his way back to the pavilion when he was beaten for pace by Mitchell Johnson and spooned a catch to George Bailey at square leg having made just six.
Root made 12 before playing for spin that didn't materialise and lobbing a return catch to Adam Voges.
Jonathan Trott struck a couple of boundaries to make 28 not out and Eoin Morgan was on five when the rain arrived to end proceedings once and for all.
The opening match at Headingley was also abandoned due to rain before Australia took a 1-0 lead in the series with an 88-run win at Old Trafford.
The next match is scheduled to take place on Saturday 14th September in Cardiff and the long range forecast is encouraging enough as England find themselves in the position of having to win everything to claim a series win.
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