First ODI between England and Australia abandoned
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.