Rain stops play in Malahide as Ireland/England called off
Shortly after an inspection at 3pm an official announcement was made
Fans look on during a rain delay in Malahide. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
England’s new boys appeared destined for short debuts after rain swept in and interrupted proceedings with just 17.2 overs bowled.
Play had continued through half-an-hour of rain but it soon became too heavy to continue though.
It did not relent into the afternoon either, with nothing in Friday’s forecast to suggest there would be any further play as the majority of a near 10,000 sell-out began to accept the inevitable.
Shortly after an inspection at 3pm there was an official announcement that the ODi was called off.