Third one-day international between England and Australia abandoned
Wednesday 04 July 2012
England will have to wait for
their chance to go top of the world one-day international rankings after
a frustrating washout against Australia at Edgbaston.
Several times over today, it seemed as if the third NatWest Series match might be about to get under way - albeit in a shortened format - only for rain to dash plans.
Finally, at 6.10pm umpires Aleem Dar and Rob Bailey announced an abandonment which leaves England 2-0 up with two to play.
They can no longer therefore complete the 5-0 series whitewash they need to depose Australia at number one in the International Cricket Council rankings, and become the first team to top the table in all three formats.
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