Rain washes out Bangladesh-Ireland ODI match in Dublin

Published: May 09, 2019 21:12:55

Umpires Aleem Dar and Mark Hawthorne taking shelter from the rain during the ODI match between Bangladesh and Ireland in Malahide on Thursday — Internet

Persistent rain has forced the ODI between Bangladesh and Ireland in Dublin to be called off before the toss could take place, report agencies.

The third match of the tri-nation series with the West Indies being the other team was scheduled for Thursday.

But the toss for the match at Malahide had initially been delayed due to a wet outfield following several bouts of rain since the morning.

Although the rain had stopped, the covers remained on the pitch.

The umpires declared the match abandoned without a ball being bowled around 2:15pm local time.

The Tigers had to cancel their practice session on Wednesday due to inclement weather.

The two teams now split a point which takes Bangladesh to the top of the points table with six points, followed by West Indies who are now on five points from two games. They beat Ireland by 196 runs before getting trounced by eight wickets by Bangladesh.

Ireland now take on West Indies in the fourth game of the tri-series, also in Malahide, on Saturday. The weather forecast is much better for that game.

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