Rain washes out third ODI between England, Oz as hosts make 59

Johannesburg, Sept 12 (ANI): Rain had washed out the third one-day international match between England and Australia at Edgbaston on Wednesday with the hosts slumping to 59 for three inside 16 overs.

England batsmen Jonathan Trott was 28 not out on his Warwickshire home ground and stand-in England captain Eoin Morgan five not out before the umpires took the players off the field.

According to Sport24, left-arm Australian pacemen Mitchell Johnson took one wicket for 20 runs in five overs, although he twice was disappointed by close LBW decisions against Trott overturned in the batsman's favour.

The report mentioned that Kevin Pietersen, Michael Carberry and Joe Root are the three wickets that fell for England.

Although a minimum of 20 overs per side were needed for a result to be declared under the Duckworth/Lewis method but the report said that with the rain coming down harder, the umpires abandoned the match.

According to the report, the no result left Australia, who won the second ODI by a crushing 88 runs at Old Trafford on Sunday, 1-0 up with two matches left to play, adding that victory in the fourth match at Cardiff on Saturday would see them win the series.

Stating that England needs to improve, Morgan said that the next two games would be treated by them as a semi-final and a final game, adding that they need to come out and up their game and their intensity and play well. (ANI)

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