Australia comprehensively managed to hold the onslaught from England in the T20 series to tie the 2 match series to the final figure of 1-1. Playing some first class One Day matches post the T20 series, both the teams proved their mettle against their opponents. This had hyped the anticipation for the forthcoming One Day International series between the two teams, again on the English soil. The first One Day International match was scheduled to happen at Headingly, Leeds. The weather looked sunny and welcoming for the two days before the scheduled meeting between the two teams on 6th September 2013.
However, the weather turned hostile for the match on the match day. Incumbent and torrential rains did not allow a single ball to be bowled with on field umpires Aleem Dar and Illingworth being forced to call off the match.