Old Trafford ready for another wet night

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After rain marred the opening Natwest Twenty20 International between England and Australia at Old Trafford on Sunday both sides will go into tonight's clash hoping for better luck.

When the rain arrived on Sunday evening Australia were in a dominant position having put England on the back foot leaving the host 4-2 having faced just 7 deliveries needing another 142 runs for victory.

Having been put into bat by Paul Collingwood Australia started off brightly with David Warner looking threatening during his brief stay at the crease. Cameroon White also showed why he is such a feared striker of the ball coming up with a quickfire knock of 55 in just 36 balls to set England a target of 146.

With Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson and Dirk Nannes all expected to play again tonight Australia will try to target England's opening pair of Ravi Bopara and Joe Denly before they get settled.

Denly had a horrid debut as he perished to a golden duck after dropping White at backward point on 12 when England were in the field while Bopara's miserable summer continued when he was dismissed for just 1 on Sunday and he will be desperately hoping to string a good score to get his confidence back.

Play is due to start at 7pm but with heavy showers expected through the afternoon and early evening the spectators and player alike are in for another frustrating evening.

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