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BD-SL match washed out

| Updated: June 12, 2019 09:47:04

BD-SL match washed out

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 10:30 British Standard Time - was called off shortly before 14:00.

Sri Lanka's game against Pakistan at Bristol on 7 June was also washed out, reports BBC.

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

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 on Friday at Southampton.

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.

Sri Lanka seamer Lasith Malinga will return to Colombo for his mother-in-law's funeral, but is expected to return for Saturday's game against Australia at The Oval.

Bangladesh play West Indies at Taunton on Monday.

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