WORLD CUP: Pakistan, Sri Lanka share points after washout


Pakistan’s match against Sri Lanka was the first at this year’s World Cup to be abandoned without a ball bowled after persistent rain in Bristol. The game, scheduled to start at 10:30h local time, was called off at 15:45h.

Both teams took a point from the washout – only the third in World Cup history.

England play Bangladesh at Cardiff and Afghanistan face unbeaten New Zealand at Taunton on Saturday.

The square remained under cover until 14:00h at Bristol and, although the rain stopped, the umpires called the match off after two pitch inspections.

The only other game to have been affected by rain since the tournament started on May 30 was Sri Lanka’s win over Afghanistan in Cardiff, which was reduced to 41 overs per side. (BBC Sport)

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