Sri Lanka Bangladesh match abandoned

2019-06-11 at 18:30

A record third match of the World Cup was abandoned because of rain as Bangladesh’s game against Sri Lanka was called off without a ball being bowled.

With persistent rain falling in Bristol, the match – due to start at 1500 hours- was called off shortly before 1830 hours. Sri Lanka’s game against Pakistan at Bristol on 7 June was also washed out.

Only 7.3 overs were possible in the match between West Indies and South Africa at Southampton yesterday.

The previous highest number of abandoned games in a World Cup was two, in 1992 and 2003.

Rain is forecast at Taunton on Wednesday, when Australia play Pakistan, and also on Thursday at Trent Bridge, where India face New Zealand.

The forecast is better for England’s meeting with Afghanistan at Southampton on Friday.

With both sides taking a point from Tuesday’s wash-out, Sri Lanka move up to fifth in the table and Bangladesh climb to seventh.

The top four teams qualify for the semi-finals.