Trent Bridge called off after just 2.2 overs


England 21 for 0 v West Indies – Match abandoned

The umbrellas were up as rain interrupted play (Getty Images)

(ESPNcricinfo)-The second ODI at Trent Bridge was abandoned after just 2.2 overs when the rain refused to move away from Nottingham.

England had hustled to 21 without loss before the players left the field as West Indies made a wayward start but that was as far as things went. The call-off came at 4.15 with puddles forming on the outfield.

Chris Gayle tweaked his right hamstring in the warm-ups and was scrubbed from the team sheet moments before the toss with Kyle Hope taking his place. Gayle had appeared to injure himself batting at Old Trafford – TV picked up on him mentioning it to the umpires over the stump mic – although that was later denied by the West Indies camp. There was another change, too, with Miguel Cummins replacing Devendra Bishoo to provide another pace-bowling option.

England named an unchanged side on the ground where they broke the world record for the ODI total last year, with 444 against Pakistan. Alex Hales scored an England-record 171. Nothing anywhere near as exciting happened this time.

The series resumes in Bristol on Sunday.


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