Rain played spoilsport by washing out the first One-Day International (ODI) between England and Australia at Headingley on Friday.

After both the teams won a T20 each, they were looking to carry that form into the ODIs. England rested five  key players and gave opportunity to the youngsters. They came into the match after winning a one-off ODI clash against neighbours Ireland.

Australia, on the other hand, were at full strength with Michael Clarke returning to lead them. They beat Scotland in a one-off ODI coming into the series.

It was expected to be an evenly-fought encounter as both teams are well balanced 50-over sides. Eoin Morgan was set to lead England in the absence of senior players.