Friday 3 April 2009 

Rain Prevents Timely Start In St. Lucia

Rain Prevents Timely Start In St. Lucia
Rain Prevents Timely Start In St. Lucia
© REUTERS/Simon Baker (ST. LUCIA) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

West Indies v England

Fifth One Day International, St. Lucia

Overnight rain prevented the fifth and decisive One Day International between the West Indies and England in St. Lucia getting underway on time.

Further rain then fell, which prevented the umpires from carrying out an inspection and eventually the decision was taken to reduce the match to 29 overs a side, after which the West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first.

The West Indies replaced Nikita Miller and Lionel Baker with Sulieman Benn and Ravi Rampaul while England named an unchanged side following their nine-wicket win in Barbados last Sunday.

The series is level at 2-2 and England's two wins so far have come when the overs in the match were reduced.

© Cricket World 2009

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