Edgbaston rain halts England’s hopes of topping one-day rankings

YESTERDAY’S one-day international between England and Australia at Edgbaston was abandoned before the bowling of a solitary ball because of persistent rain. The original 2pm start was replaced by a 28 overs match planned for 6pm, but further rain also cancelled that. The development means England can no longer win the series 5-0 and overtake Australia at the top of the world one-day rankings.