Stuart Broad was fit to lead his team, as he continues his recovery from a bruised heel, but managed just seven deliveries before rain intervened terminally.
Broad took the new ball in company with Steven Finn, who was crashed for two off-side fours in his first over by Hamish Rutherford and then a six over cover in his next.
The captain fared better but gave himself just one over with the new ball, and his introduction of Chris Woakes brought Rutherford's downfall when he mistimed an attempted pull and fell to a very good catch by Broad running back at wide mid-on.
Rutherford's fellow opener Anton Devcich and Tom Latham continued to enjoy a pitch of decent pace, in another all left-handed partnership which took the score to 70 for one by the time rain ended proceedings.
The match will be restaged at the same venue on Tuesday from 2pm local time.
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- Hamish Rutherford
- Stuart Broad