Rain washes out Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match

Rain washes out Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match

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

"Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver", Richardson said.

With rain continuing to fall at the County Ground, a decision was taken to abandon the game without a ball being bowled three-and-a-half hours after play was scheduled to begin - meaning both sides each took a point. The three matches between these two teams in previous tournaments were one-sided affairs. Its form has been far more impressive than Sri Lanka's, and it sensed Sri Lanka was vulnerable without leading wicket-taker Nuwan Pradeep, who has a dislocated finger.

Exhausted of watching the rain in Bristol, he said: "Hopefully we can play".

This is also Sri Lanka's second rained-off game in this World Cup, their first being against Pakistan on June 7 at this very venue.

"We have got quite a lot of time in between games, and if we have got to travel a day later, then so be it", Rhodes said.

We really targeted this sort of game to get two points, and I know that Sri Lanka would have fought very hard and been no pushovers at all.

Although the result takes Sri Lanka to fifth in the standings, captain Dimuth Karunaratne said his team would have rather taken to the field and built on their victory over Afghanistan last week.

"Do I think it's £50,000 ($63,588)?"

"We want to play cricket, win games and gain the points", he told reporters.

"So I think we need to prepare for the games, after winning, and we need momentum for that game".

This latest abandonment means Sri Lanka is set to face Australia on Saturday at the Oval without having played a game for 11 days. So we are well aware of what they have got and we know what's coming and we've got some plans to try and deal with that. We know how they are, and how they are going to play with us, so those are the things we have to look after.

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