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More England woe for Carberry
9:32pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Sport
England batted for barely 15 overs in Birmingham before rain wiped out the third NatWest Series match – but there was enough time for Michael Carberry’s miserable experience in an England shirt to get worse before the series moves to the Ageas Bowl on Monday.
Carberry, who had compiled scores of 11 and four in his two ODI appearances for England this summer, was run out for just one by former Hampshire teammate Kevin Pietersen in a chaotic start for the hosts.
The dismissal was not Carberry’s fault – Pietersen going for a suicidal run after the ball cannoned off his pad and leaving the Hampshire man high and dry – but another low score does not look good for Carberry after his failures with the bat against Ireland and in the heavy defeat at the hands of Australia at Old Trafford earlier in this series.
And it must now be a doubt whether Carberry – who has been in tremendous form for Hampshire all season – will even be selected for the concluding match of the series at his home ground next week.
Yesterday, Carberry’s dismissal was followed by the wickets of Pietersen and Joe Root as England laboured to 59-3 under heavy skies at Edgbaston.
However, the forecast rain came to their rescue and terminated proceedings with just 15 overs played.
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