It has been very disappointing for those who waited for so long but sadly, the match has been officially abandoned, the second of the three played. Australia still hold a 1-0 lead with two matches to go. The next match is at Cardiff on Saturday, 14th of September. Do join us then. Till next time, it is goodbye from us!
UPDATE - 1815 GMT - Unfortunately the match has been called off and that is all that we have for you. The forecast suggested that there might be persistent rain throughout the day and that has been the case.
UPDATE - 1800 GMT - The rain does not seem to have stopped but the umpires are having an inspection at 1815 GMT.
UPDATE - 1610 GMT - The rain has reduced but is still there. Slight drizzle. The official news is that play needs to get underway by 1930 GMT for a 20-over match. So, the rain needs to stop probably an hour before.
Amongst the news coming in, the big one is that MATTHEW HOGGARD has announced his retirement and is slated to go away from the game once the county season ends. Also, Pakistan finish strongly on 163/3, trailing Zimbabwe by 131 runs in the second Test on Day 2.
Update - 1530 GMT - Nothing different to inform. Still raining and the chances of resumption are looking bleaker by the minute. The good news is that there is sunshine predicted later in the evening.
Oh dear... the persistence of the drizzle has finally got its way and the umpires are taking the players off. That is primarily because the drizzle has got heavier. The Aussies are not looking too pleased, logically so, because they were doing very well. Stay tuned for updates as more umbrellas go up in the stands. The hover cover is being accompanied by more and more covers now.
Adam Voges to Eoin Morgan
Short outside off, cut towards point where the fielder gets across to his left and slides to stop the ball. A single taken.
Drinks Break. A gripping match so far. Australia were lucky as Carberry was forced to sacrifice his wicket and then got rid of Pietersen and Root pretty quickly. Trott is playing pretty well but he has also been lucky, surviving some close calls thus far. The bowling has been excellent, tight and consistent.
Michael Clarke to Jonathan Trott
Trott has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
Touch quicker on a length on off, pushed straight to point.
Michael Clarke to Eoin Morgan
Pitches on a length on middle, Morgan comes across and clips it on the on side for a run.
Morgan drives the ball straight down the ground.
Lands this on a length on middle and leg, Morgan plays a lap shot down to fine leg for a couple.
Full and outside off, pushed through covers for a single.
Clarke brings himself on now.
Touch short on leg, worked to mid-wicket to finish the over. A successful one for Australia.
Adam Voges to Jonathan Trott
Short on middle and leg, Trott goes back and pushes it down the ground for a single.
Length ball on leg, clipped on the on side for a single to get off the mark.
Morgan walks in at no.5.