Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Ban vs SL Highlights: The Bangladesh-Sri Lanka ICC World Cup match at Bristol was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain on Tuesday. This was the second successive time in the ongoing World Cup when Sri Lanka had to forced to split points. Their last match against Pakistan was also called off due to rain. Both the teams came into the match with one win from three matches and now each will get a point for the washout. Sri Lanka now have four points from as many games, while Bangladesh have three points from four games. After two defeats, Bangladesh too were looking for a resurgence against Sri Lanka and now they will be wary of their semifinal chances.
Bangladesh were handed a two-wicket loss by New Zealand followed by a massive a 106-run defeat to hosts England after their 21-run win over South Africa in their World Cup opener. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, suffered a 10-wicket loss to New Zealand in their opening match, before recovering to beat Afghanistan in a rain-shortened game, but the island nation were forced to split points with Pakistan in their last match after the match was called off due to rains.
Taunton weather forecast
The weather forecast for Australia vs Pakistan game for tomorrow does not look pleasant either. The cricket fans can only hope for a sunny day tomorrow.
Match called off
The Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka clash has been called off without a ball being bowled. We have witnessed three washed out games in the tournament so far, most in the World Cup history in a single edition.
Conditions for a T20 match
For a T20 match to happen, the match should start by 20:45 IST. However, the chances of that happening are slim.
Likely to be two in a row
No signs of play starting any time soon. Fingers crossed but it seems like we will have two games washed out due to rain on consecutive days.
How a washed out game will affect points table
Both the teams will share one point each if today's match gets washed out. Sri Lanka will be fifth on points table with four points whereas Bangladesh will gain one spot replacing Pakistan in seventh place.
Bangladesh have been in good form in this World Cup barring the match against England. An out-of-form Sri Lankan team have been able to beat only Afghanistan in the tournament. The odds of Bangladesh winning the match were when compared to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have played three games including the rain-curtailed match against Afghanistan and the washed out match against Pakistan. They have been most affected by the rain in this tournament. If the game gets washed out, they will have four points from four matches.
Rain continues to play spoilsport
It's still raining at The County Ground, Bristol. Till now, we have witnessed two games being washed out. There is little chance of play resuming and it t seems like Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka match will be an addition to washed out matches in the tournament.