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Opening day washed out at Headingley

UPDATED 25 May, 2013 10:03AM AEST | by Omnisport

The first day of the second Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley has been abandoned due to rain.

Play had been set to begin at 11am local time but match officials opted to postpone the toss due to the poor conditions on Friday.

And, after an early lunch was taken at 12.30pm, play was eventually abandoned at 15:55.

England go into the second Test with a 1-0 lead in the two-match series, having comfortably defeated the tourists over four days at Lord's.

New Zealand played their part in a tight contest in London but were skittled out for just 63 in a disastrous final innings to lose by 170 runs.

Yorkshire batsman Joe Root is set to play his first Test on his home ground when play eventually gets under way in Leeds.

The 22-year-old made 71 and 40 in his two innings at Lord's.

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First Posted 25 May, 2013 9:57AM AEST

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