Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (BAN vs AFG) T20I Highlights: The Tri-Nation series final between Bangladesh and Afghanistan was abandoned without a ball being bowled at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday. The trophy was shared between the two teams as there was no reserve day in place. Overall, Bangladesh played seven finals in International cricket and has lost six of those until they defeated West Indies during the final of the Ireland ODI Tri-series prior to the World Cup.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, leads the head to head record in the T20I format against Bangladesh. They won four consecutive T20I matches against Bangladesh between these two losses that include a 3-0 whitewash.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan T20I Tri-Nation Series Final: Highlights
So the match has been abandoned without a ball being bowled. The trophy will be shared between the two teams. As we had informed earlier, the trophy will be shared between the two teams because there is no reserve day in place. Sad end to what could have been a brilliant match.
It's still raining in Dhaka and the clock is ticking. We will have some official news shortly as umpires have made their way into the ground.
What happens if there is no play?
If rain continues to fall then the trophy will be shared between the two teams. This is because there is no reserve day in place. Beat that!
We have now started to lose overs. Every 8 minutes will see another one wiped off. 100 odd minutes remain before no time will be available for even a minimum over contest. The cut off time is 9.30 PM local time.
Still not looking good in Dhaka
The rain is continuing to come down heavily and small puddles have formed on the covers. Groundsmen have to be alert and work harder to get a game if and when the showers stop. Will we even have a game tonight? Stay tuned for live updates
Suspense over Rashid Khan!
The clouds are not only over the stadium, they're hanging over Rashid Khan's fitness too. Will his hamstring be right for this game? We'll know as soon as the rain stops and the toss happens, but till then.
It is still raining at the venue and the ground is fully covered. That's never a good sign and it means that a lot of repair work will have to be done by the ground staff. The cut-off time to have a five-over game is 21:40 local. So, still, plenty of time left for us to have a game. Let's hope the rains clear as soon as possible.
Toss delayed due to rain
The final of the tri-series between Bangladesh and Afghanistan has been delayed due to rain. It doesn't seem like it will stop soon.
Thunderstorms are forecast through the day tomorrow. A couple of showers in the day, to the possibility of thunderstorms later in the evening. The toss will be crucial if it comes down to a rain-interrupted game.
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Bangladesh take on Afghanistan in the finals of the T20I tri-series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka tonight. The hosts will most likely be without the services of their batting all rounder, Aminul Islam. Rashid Khan is also a doubtful starter for the Afghans. Stay tuned!