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Why Australia’s rivals will be ‘thrilled’ by England wash out, reaction, standings, schedule, video

Friday’s double match abandonment at the Melbourne Cricket Ground has left Group 1 wide open.

A packed house was expected at the MCG on Friday yet not a single ball was bowled in the crunch World Cup group match between Australia and England. Hours earlier Ireland and Afghanistan was also abandoned.

Former England captain Eoin Morgan hit out at the lack of communication from officials to the general public, saying fans were given “false hope” after waiting hours inside the ground.

A win for either Australia or England, who arrived in Melbourne with a win and a loss from their opening two matches, would have seen one powerhouse cricket nation take a giant step towards qualification for the semi-finals. Instead, both sides left Melbourne with a lone point. 

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