2 Sep 2009

Second England Twenty20 match washed out

8:15 am on 2 September 2009

The second Twenty20 cricket international between England and Australia has been abandoned without a ball being bowled at Old Trafford.

The start was delayed by an hour because of a soaked ground after thunderstorms lashed Manchester.

After two inspections, the umpires ruled that part of the bowlers' run-up was too soggy to be safe.

The first Twenty20 match between the two countries, also in Manchester, was washed out on Monday morning.

The first one day international is on Friday night.