6th Match: Australia v Pakistan at Chester-le-Street, 16 Jun 2001|
This was to be the second match between the two in the NatWest Series; the first at Cardiff having been won by Australia.
Maintaining its unbeaten record, Australia has 7 points in 4 matches, while Pakistan has 5 from an equal number of games.
The next match of the series will be between Pakistan and England at Headingley before the Pakistan-Australia day-nighter at Trent Bridge on the 19th.
Even if play starts following the official inspection of the pitch and outfield at 15.50 local time (1450 GMT), a full 100-over game is very nearly impossible.
So there is a strong chance that the two sides will miss an opportunity to flex their muscles before the final, both having been confirmed a place at Lordís after England were thrown out of the tournament by Australia at Old Trafford the other night.
Date-stamped : 16 Jun2001 - 14:24