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First ODI between England and Australia abandoned

September 6, 2013

LEEDS, England (AP) — The first one-day international between England and Australia has been abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain at Headingley on Friday.

Umpires Aleem Dar and Richard Illingworth called off the match at 1:35 p.m. local time, deciding it was too wet to play at any point in the day.

The teams will have to wait until Sunday to begin the series, although a gloomy weather report for the match in Manchester may further frustrate Michael Clarke’s and Eoin Morgan’s squads.

Further matches are scheduled for Birmingham, Cardiff and Southampton.

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