BRISTOL: Sri Lanka’s World Cup sport towards Bangladesh was deserted on Tuesday with out a ball bowled, as a file third match within the match was referred to as off on account of rain.
Heavy in a single day and early morning rain dashed hopes of a scheduled begin of play at 10.30 am (0930 GMT) as covers remained on the pitch and sq. in Bristol.
As many as three pitch inspections needed to be referred to as off at completely different levels, earlier than the sport was finally deserted at 1.55 pm.
Fewer than eight overs had been bowled earlier than West Indies and South Africa shared a degree every in a washed out sport at Southampton on Monday.
The earlier highest variety of deserted video games in a World Cup version was two, in 1992 and 2003.
Rain is forecast for Wednesday’s match between Australia and Pakistan at Taunton, and likewise on Thursday at Trent Bridge, the place India are on account of tackle New Zealand.
Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes, who performed 11 checks and 9 one-dayers for England, questioned the logic behind not together with reserve days for the league stage of the match.
“We put males on the moon so why can’t now we have a reserve day?” joked Rhodes.
“I do know that it might have been troublesome, however now we have received various time in between video games, and if now we have received to journey a day later, then so be it.”
Sri Lanka, who already had a sport referred to as off towards Pakistan in Bristol final week, now have 4 factors in 4 video games, whereas Bangladesh stay within the backside half of the standings with three factors.
Though the consequence takes Sri Lanka to fifth within the standings, captain Dimuth Karunaratne stated his group would have moderately taken to the sector and constructed on their victory over Afghanistan final week.
“We wish to play cricket, win video games and achieve the factors,” he instructed reporters.
“I feel the final sport we performed, until the Australian sport (on Saturday), it will likely be a spot of 11 days.
“So I feel we have to put together for the video games, after profitable, and we want momentum for that sport.”
Sri Lanka seamer Lasith Malinga is flying dwelling for his mother-in-law’s funeral, however he’s anticipated to return for Saturday’s sport towards Australia at The Oval.
Bangladesh face West Indies of their subsequent match at Taunton on Monday.