EDGBASTON – The rain has stopped, covers are off, the warm-up game between Pakistan and Australia which starts in 25 minutes at the Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham.
The start was earlier scheduled at 14:3o PKT, but the slow and steady rain had caused a delay.
The toss, which was scheduled at 14:00, has also been delayed. Players from both sides are sitting on the edge, waiting for the rain to stop and game to start.
The latest news from the ground is that the rain has stopped and covers are off. Umpires say match will start in next 25 minutes.
According to reports, the toss is now scheduled at 12.30 GMT| 17:00 PKT. Match starts 15.15
Both Australia and Pakistan have won their first practice matches, as Australia chased down 329 runs against Sri Lanka and then Pakistan chased 342 against Bangladesh.
The signs indicate that all the matches of ICC Champions Trophy would be thrilling and high-scoring fixtures.
Pakistan is all set to take on arch-rivals India in their CT17 opener on June 4 at the same ground.