Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Rain washes out Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match in Bristol

BRISTOL: In another disappointing day at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Bristol was washed out on Tuesday without a ball being bowled. This is the 2nd match in succession and third overall in this year’s edition to be washed out.

Sri Lanka have been at the receiving end of an abandonment twice already within a week after their game against Pakistan on June 7 was also washed out without a ball being bowled. On June 10, only 7.3 overs were possible in the match between South Africa and West Indies before heavy showers ruined any further chance of play happening.

Incidentally, World Cup 2019 is now the only edition of the tournament which has seen 2 matches being washed out without a ball being bowled. It had happened only twice in the tournament’s history – 1979 and 2015 – when one match on each occasion was abandoned under similar circumstances.

The washout also leaves Bangladesh on 7th position with 3 points from 4 matches played while SL are just ahead on 5th with 4 points from as many matches.

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