Rain washes out Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match

Ross Houston
June 11, 2019

The odds have been heavily stacked against Sri Lanka in both the matches and frankly speaking, they might be fortunate to eke out one point each from both the matches.

For Sri Lanka, Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of the tournament and Lasith Malinga was scheduled to visit the funeral of his mother-in-law today, hence being unavailable.

As many as three pitch inspections had to be called off at different stages because of heavy rain.

The groundsmen, meanwhile, tirelessly worked on draining out the water on the covers with the sucking brooms and mops.

The points were shared, meaning Sri Lanka are now in 5th place in the league standing with 4 points whereas Bangladesh are 7th with 3 points.

The result will leave Sri Lanka frustrated as it is the second instant of a wash-out for the Island nation.

The toss for the Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka clash in Bristol has been delayed due to rain.

Sri Lanka, who have four points from as many matches, have already had their match against Pakistan in Bristol called off last week without a ball being bowled.

Asked whether there should be reserve days in the group phase, Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes, a former England wicket-keeper, said: "Yes, I would (have them)".

The two teams now take one point each from the abandoned match much like shower forced West Indies and South Africa share points at Southampton on Monday. They were bowled out by New Zealand for a paltry 136 runs and their batsmen struggled against Afghanistan after a solid start with experienced middle-order batsmen like Kusal Mendis and all-rounder Angelo Mathews short of runs.

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