Bristol: The World Cup 2019 match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka was abandoned after continuous rain at Bristol County Ground in Bristol on Tuesday, with both sides earning a point each.
Bangladesh would have had fancy their chances against this Sri Lanka unit, aiming to make a comeback but that chance has now gone down the drain.
The match was called off without a single ball being bowled. Interestingly, 2019 has become the World Cup with the most number of abandoned games, so far three matches have been abandoned in a week off 16 matches.
On Monday also, a match between South Africa and West Indies was rained off and teams shared a point each.
''We came here to compete. We don't want any free points. We want to play and fight for our points. Disappointed two of our games got rained out. Massive game coming up on Saturday against the Aussies. Looking forward for it,'' said Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne.
''By the time we play Australia it will be 11 days since our last game. It's tough but we will compete. It would have been better had there been reserve days but when you play nine games it is tough to have reserve days,'' Karunaratne added.
''Disappointing for us as we thought we could get two points in this game. We know Sri Lanka would have pushed us hard but we feel like we missed out on one point. I would have preferred a reserve day but having said that it would have been tough for the organizers but it would have been possible. We put men on moon these days,'' said Bangladesh coach Steve Rhodes.(UNI)