Edgbaston ODI Abandoned Due To Rain

Clint McKay runs out Michael Carberry early in the day
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Joe Root departs after being caught and bowled by Adam Voges
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Soon, however, the umbrellas went up as the rain moved in
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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.

© Cricket World 2013

Fixtures & Results
29th August: 1st T20I, Southampton
AUS 248-6 beat ENG 209-6 by 39 runs
31st August: 2nd T20I, Chester-le-Street
ENG 195-5 beat AUS 168-9 by 27 runs
3rd September: Ireland v England, Dublin
ENG 274-4 beat IRE 269-7 by 6 wickets
3rd September: Scotland v Australia, Edinburgh
AUS 362-3 beat SCO 162 by 200 runs
6th September: 1st ODI, Leeds
Match abandoned - rain
8th September: 2nd ODI, Manchester
AUS 315-7 beat ENG 227 by 88 runs
11th September: 3rd ODI, Birmingham
ENG 59-3 v AUS - no result, rain
14th September: 4th ODI, Cardiff
ENG 231-7 beat AUS 227 by 3 wickets
16th September: 5th ODI, Southampton
AUS 298 beat ENG 249 by 49 runs