Match : England v Australia, 3rd of 5 ODI Natwest series on Australia's tour of England 2012.
Venue/Date : Edgbaston in Birmingham, 4 July 2012.
Debut : none.
Toss : never happened.
Result : no result, rained out. England secure series having won 1st ODI and 2nd ODI with two more games to go.
Man of the match : none.
Umpires : Aleem Dar (Pakistan) + Rob Bailey (England) with Marais Erasmus (3rd umpire, from Sri Lanka).
SummaryIn England, rain is never far away but there's often intervals in between to give umpires, players as well as spectators a hope for some action and today wasn't too different. This being a day-night encounter, officials had little more space to adjust a curtailed match and after hours of waiting, we were told about a 28 over game starting at 6pm local time, provided we didn't have any more rain.
15 minutes later, heavens opened again and within an hour game was called off, giving England an inaccessible lead in the series.