England v West Indies, 3rd ODI, Headingley June 22, 2012

Final one-dayer washed out

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v West Indies - Match abandoned

The final one-day international between England and West Indies at Headingley was washed out as torrential rain lashed Leeds leading to a call-off shortly after 1pm. It meant England take the series 2-0 following their handsome victories at West End and The Oval.

In 2009 the corresponding fixture was also abandoned without a ball bowled when the Headingley drainage struggled to cope with a morning downpour but this time the weather never threatened to break to allow any action. This was the fourth day of international cricket lost during the tour following the weather-ruined Edgbaston Test that only had play on two days.

The lack of action meant no opportunity to look at England's rejigged side after they rested Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann, a decision that provoked another debate about resting and rotation. The three players will be back with the squad for the Twenty20 international at Trent Bridge on Sunday which concludes West Indies' visit.

Following the Twenty20, England then have five one-day internationals against Australia before the main contest of the season with a three-Test series against South Africa.

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  • John on June 24, 2012, 9:01 GMT

    @Emanuel Cummings on (June 23 2012, 23:01 PM GMT) You're right. Ramdin has been the model of consistency for WI and Dwayne Bravo is an ever present and would never put anything else before WI crickets and Darren was a tower of strength in the recent Eng tour

  • Dummy4 on June 23, 2012, 23:01 GMT

    Please get rid of Sammy he is keeping back the progress of the WI team Appoint Ramdin or Bravo as Captain

  • Anupam on June 23, 2012, 17:44 GMT

    @FANS comment after bad wheather "Rain saves eng otherwise lara, sherwin campbell, jimmy adams and xavier marshall sorry gayle, pollard, bravo, russell will stop the wining streak of eng and eng will beaten up badly and naraine will take 5 wicket haul."

  • michael on June 22, 2012, 23:41 GMT

    It has been reported that Bravo has been fined 20 % of his match fee for criticizing the umpire re Gayle decision. From ESPN commentaries, in the 10 test and 4 ODI innings, there were 10 wrong decisions by the umpires. 8 were overturned using DRS and 2 were not referred by the WI team. That is a very high percentage which included 5 in the 2nd test alone. 9 of the 10 wrong decisions were against the West Indies and 7 were overturned. This shows clearly that the elite umpires are not better than the technology available and that where marginal calls are involved the On Field Decision should be removed.

  • John on June 22, 2012, 20:15 GMT

    @jackiethepen on (June 22 2012, 17:55 PM GMT) I think both Sammy and Gibson get an unjustified amount of stick. It's like people think that WI have gone downhill since Gayle,Bravo,Sarwan etc have stopped playing tests. One of the posters on here the other day was complaining loudly about Jerome Taylor not playing. Acc to ESPNs stats he's not played any form of 1st class cricket for over a year and yet WI are the ones who are accused being daft for not picking him.

  • John on June 22, 2012, 20:09 GMT

    @yorkshirematt on (June 22 2012, 15:08 PM GMT) I can think of a number of other people who would share your sentiments. They go by the names of Strauss , Cook , Trott, Pietersen , Bell , Morgan and Prior. Then again this is the ODI format where we are 100% so maybe UAE is not such a bad idea. What's the score on washouts do you get part/full refunds?

  • Earlla on June 22, 2012, 19:23 GMT


  • Jackie on June 22, 2012, 17:55 GMT

    I think Darren Sammy is under appreciated. He got the two wickets against England in the last ODI. He often takes wicket and he chips in with the bat as well down the order. Above all he is an inspiring captain. The so called stars proved to be lesser lights. If this is how you rate your cricketers I'm not surprised the Windies are not progressing as much as they should.

  • Michael on June 22, 2012, 17:42 GMT

    Where abroad? Gibraltar? Falklands?

  • Oshane on June 22, 2012, 17:31 GMT

    What, can't play cricket in the rain?

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