Published: Fri, September 22, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

England v West Indies: Second ODI washed out at Trent Bridge

England v West Indies: Second ODI washed out at Trent Bridge

The second one-day worldwide between England and West Indies has been abandoned because of rain.

The day-night fixture began on time, but England got no further than 21 for none from 2.2 overs before a band of rain moved in and then proved more persistent than was forecast.

Rain delayed the start of Tuesday's series-opener in Manchester by two hours, with England going on to win a match reduced to 42 overs per side by seven wickets.

England was put in to bat by West Indies and was 21-0 when the players went off.

West Indies were left waiting to discover the full extent of Chris Gayle's hamstring injury after the star batsman spent part of his 38th birthday having scans in a Nottingham hospital yesterday.

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. "Hopefully it's not something too serious and it's a precaution".

And Morgan made it clear that Ashes-holders England had no intention of resting any of the quartet in the remaining three games of a five-match series. That defeat meant the two-time former champions could no longer gain direct entry to the 2019 World Cup in Britain and would have to enter a qualifying competition instead.

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