England's one-day international opener with South Africa abandoned after total weather wash-out at The Wanderers

England's first one-day international against South Africa was washed out at the Wanderers.

Following heavy rain overnight and through the day in Johannesburg, a final decision came after a scheduled inspection by the umpires at 5pm local time.

Wash-out: England coach Andy Flower and team manager Phil Neale (R) speak to the match umpires after inspecting the rain-soaked wicket at The Wanderers

Wash-out: England coach Andy Flower and team manager Phil Neale (R) speak to the match umpires after inspecting the rain-soaked wicket at The Wanderers

Paul Collingwood and James Tredwell were forced to have to wait before they achieve respective career landmarks.

Tredwell, flown out two days ago as cover for injured spinner Graeme Swann, has been touted for a possible debut.

Collingwood, meanwhile, is in line to become an unlikely record-breaker as England's most-capped ODI player - needing one more appearance to go above former captain Alec Stewart's 170.

Held up: Paul Collingwood warms-up during an indoor nets session as his England return is delayed in Johannesburg

Held up: Paul Collingwood warms-up during an indoor nets session as his England return is delayed in Johannesburg

The next opportunity for Collingwood and Tredwell will come at Centurion on Sunday.

Rainy day: Fans must now wait until Sunday to see England take on South Africa in the ODI series

Rainy day: Fans must now wait until Sunday to see England take on South Africa in the ODI series


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