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Eng-India first ODI abandoned

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Umpires inspect the pitch before calling off the first one-day international between England and India at Bristol on Monday. PHOTO: AFP
Umpires inspect the pitch before calling off the first one-day international between England and India at Bristol on Monday. PHOTO: AFP

Bad weather put England batsman Alex Hales's one-day international debut on hold as rain washed out the series opener with India at Bristol on Monday without a ball being bowled.

Hosts England were due to play world champions India in the first of a five-match series at the south-west ground but persistent overnight and early morning rain prevented play starting as scheduled at 10:30am local time (0930GMT).

The latest a 20 overs per side match -- the minimum length required to declare a result -- could have started was 3:47pm (1447GMT) but with the rain showing no sign of stopping, the umpires announced the match had ended in a no-result washout ay 1:30pm (1230GMT).

Published: 12:00 am Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Last modified: 10:39 pm Monday, August 25, 2014

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