BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — The third one-day international between England and Australia was abandoned as a no result on Wednesday, with only 15.1 overs possible because of rain.

England was 59-3 after being put into bat when the teams were taken off because of light rain. Play was abandoned for the day 3 ½ hours later.

Australia stayed 1-0 up in the five-match series, courtesy of its win in the second ODI in Manchester on Sunday. The first match was washed out at Headingly on Friday.

The tourists were on top before the rain arrived, with Michael Carberry (1) run out on the final ball of the first over after a mix-up with Kevin Pietersen (6), who then miscued a pull to square leg off Mitchell Johnson.

Joe Root was out for 12.