Rain interrupts England-Australia first ODI at Lord's

Australia winning the toss had elected to bowl first in the first One-Day International Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Jun 29, 2012

Rain has interrupted the play between England and Australia in the first One-Day International (ODI) at Lord s.

Earlier, Australia winning the toss asked England to bat first. The visitors go into the series ranked as the world’s number one side in one-day internationals.

However a 5-0 sweep for England, already top of the Test rankings, will put them on top of the standings for the 50-over format as well.

Some have tried to bill this series as a dress rehearsal for next year’s Ashes in England, with Australia desperate to get their hands back on the urn.