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Last Updated: Saturday, 24 April, 2004, 16:59 GMT 17:59 UK
Rain ends England challenge
Second one-day international, Trinidad
West Indies 57-2 (16 overs)
Match abandoned, rain

Rain left most of the outfield under inches of water

Just 16 overs were possible in Trinidad before England's one-day match against West Indies was called off.

A match which began an hour late was finally called off when torrential tropical rain turned parts of the outfield into miniature lakes.

James Anderson made his first tour appearance in an international and removed Chris Gayle in his first over.

Brian Lara, back from injury, had earlier won the toss but did not bat as his team reached a score of 57-2.

Steve Harmison revealed his growing confidence in the shortened form of the international game.

Having bowled impressively during last Sunday's two wicket triumph in Guyana without getting the figures to prove it, Harmison was clearly the pick of England's attack on Saturday.

His spell of 1-16 off seven overs included some accurate hostile bowling and a ball that moved a fraction off the seam to take wicket of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, caught behind.

West Indies: Brian Lara (capt), Ramnaresh Sarwan, Chris Gayle, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Ricardo Powell, Dwayne Smith, Ridley Jacobs (wkt), Dwayne Bravo, Mervyn Dillon, Ravi Rampaul, Corey Collymore

England: Michael Vaughan (capt), James Anderson, Gareth Batty, Ian Blackwell, Rikki Clarke, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Ashley Giles, Darren Gough, Stephen Harmison, Anthony McGrath, Chris Read (wkt), Andrew Strauss, Marcus Trescothick.

England captain Michael Vaughan
"We put them under pressure"


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