Another match of the day in the T20 World Cup 2022, Australia vs. England, was called off due to persistent rain at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.
Rain held off in the lead-up to the game, raising hopes that the teams could take the field and the action could begin. However, just before a scheduled inspection, the showers returned, forcing the match to be called off. After Afghanistan v Ireland, this was the second match of the day in Melbourne to be called off without a ball being bowled.
The two teams share points, which has far-reaching consequences for Group 1. New Zealand maintains its lead with three points, thanks to a higher net run rate. England (3 points), Ireland (3 points), Australia (3 points), Sri Lanka (2 points), and Afghanistan follow (2 points).