Ashes 2013-14: Rain washes out day two for England in Hobart

Wet weather prevented any play on day two of England’s second Ashes warm-up game with Australia A in Hobart.

Heavy rain delayed the scheduled 23:00 GMT start before play was finally abandoned at 05:20 GMT because the bowler’s run-up area at the southern end was judged too wet.

The final two days of play will start half an hour earlier at 22:30 GMT.

England are 318-0, with captain Alastair Cook on 154 and fellow left-hander Michael Carberry on 153.

The openers batted through day one after Cook won the toss.

England, who drew their opening tour match against a Western Australia Chairman’s XI in Perth, complete their preparations for the first Test with a four-game against a New South Wales XI in Sydney.

The first Test against Australia in Brisbane starts on 21 November.

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