London: The first ODI between Pakistan and England on Wednesday was called off as the rain continued at The Oval.
According to details, heavy early morning rain at the south London ground meant the toss in this first of a five-match series, a day/night contest, did not take place as scheduled at 04:30 pm PST.
Later the match was reduced to 47 overs and later was shrunk to 41 over for each side as the rain continued to affect the play between the two sides.
When the match stopped second time at the ground, Pakistan managed to score 80 runs for the loss of the two wickets.
The umpires waited long to resume the play, but the rain had the other plans and the umpires were compelled to call off the opener of the ODI between the green shirts and England.
Having lost the only T20I by seven wickets, the men in green are hungry to take revenge from England when they take on the home side in the first ODI today.
Skipper Sarfraz hopes that his bowlers are in good shape and will deliver strongly in the five-match ODI series.
“I think they bowled quite well but credit goes to Morgan for playing outstandingly,” he said.