Pakistan-Bangladesh warm-up game abandoned as rain plays spoilsport

Updated May 26, 2019

Email

Ground staff inspect the pitch as rain delays play in the 2019 Cricket World Cup warm-up match between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Sophia Gardens stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on May 26. — AFP
Ground staff inspect the pitch as rain delays play in the 2019 Cricket World Cup warm-up match between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Sophia Gardens stadium in Cardiff, south Wales, on May 26. — AFP

The World Cup warm-up match between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Cardiff on Sunday was called off without a ball being bowled due to rain.

Bangladesh play one more warm-up game against India on Tuesday while Pakistan have no more warm-up matches to play, kicking off their World Cup campaign against West Indies on Friday at Trent Bridge.

Last Friday, Afghanistan had launched their World Cup campaign with a superb performance against Pakistan, winning by three wickets in a tight warm-up at the Bristol County Ground.

The warm-up game between South Africa and West Indies was also washed out today.

The Proteas impressed in the brief and interrupted time they had at the crease, reaching 95-0 in 12.4 overs against West Indies at the County Ground in Bristol.

Hashim Amla hit an undefeated 46-ball 51 with one six and eight fours and opening partner Quinton de Kock was 37 not out after West Indies won the toss and chose to field.

South Africa play England in the opening match on Thursday.