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The action in the third and final ODI between England and West Indies at Leeds could not get underway as per schedule as morning showers forced a delay to the start of proceedings. With further rains forecast throughout the day, the chances of a 50-over-per-side game taking place looked very bleak. The hosts, coming into this game with a 2-0 advantage and seeking a whitewash, rested their key bowlers Graeme Swann, Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad as a part of their rotation policy. The visitors were likely to retain the same side from the drubbing in the previous game in an attempt to salvage some pride.
Finally, after more than two hours of incessant rain, the game was abandoned without a ball being bowled. The two sides meet again in the shortest format of the game for a one-off T20 on Sunday, 24th June at Nottingham.
England: A Cook (c), I Bell, J Trott, R Bopara, E Morgan, C Kieswetter/J Bairstow(wk), J Tredwell/S Patel, J Dernbach, S Meaker/C Woakes, J Anderson, S Finn
West Indies: C Gayle, L Simmons, M Samuels, D Smith, Dwayne Bravo, K Pollard, D Ramdin (wk), D Sammy (c), T Best, R Rampaul, S Narine
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