Sun. Jul 21st, 2019

Cricket World Cup 2019: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka washed out

Cricket World CupBangladesh and Sri Lanka had to settle for a point apiece as their Cricket World Cup enounter was washed out.

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Sri Lanka’s World Cup match against Bangladesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain in Bristol on Tuesday.

It was the second successive World Cup match at Bristol that had fallen victim to bad weather, with Sri Lanka’s group game against Pakistan at southwest county Gloucestershire’s headquarters on Friday also a no-result washout.

Only one of three World Cup matches scheduled to take place in Bristol produced any play, champions Australia launching their title defence with a seven-wicket victory over outsiders Afghanistan.

Heavy overnight and early morning rain delayed the scheduled 10:30 local time (11:30 SAST) start of Tuesday’s match.

And with rain continuing to fall, the umpires – after several inspections – bowed to the inevitable by calling the game off at 13:57 (14:57 SAST).

Both sides received a point for the washout.

It was the second World Cup no-result in as many days after rain cut short South Africa’s match against the West Indies in Southampton on Monday.

© Agence France-Presse

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