Incessant rain and damp outfield compelled abandonment within the ICC Global Cup 2019 stumble upon between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Bristol, with out a ball being bowled. The 2 groups had been compelled to proportion some extent every.
After 3 and a part hours, it in the end stopped raining however via then the wear and tear had already been completed. After looking ahead to over 5 hours, fit referee Andy Pycroft known as off the sport at 15:45 native time (20:15 IST).
On a favorable observe, that is the primary time Sri Lanka have received any issues in opposition to Pakistan for the reason that inception of this event.
Each Pakistan and Sri Lanka are former Global Cup champions however have come into this event as underdogs on account of their fresh ODI shape. After a stunning begin to either one of their campaigns, each groups have controlled to put up contrasting wins to get off the mark within the Global Cup.
Pakistan had been bundled out for 105 of their first recreation in opposition to West Indies, however controlled to put up an enormous 348 runs in opposition to event favourites England of their closing fit. The entire enabled them to squeeze out a 14-run win regardless of centuries via Joe Root and Jos Buttler.
Sri Lanka additionally posted a dark 136 in opposition to New Zealand however their batsmen didn’t do too higher of their 2nd recreation both, posting 201 in a rain-hit tie in opposition to Afghanistan in Cardiff. Nuwan Pradeep and Lasith Malinga on the other hand stepped up and defended the overall, giving Sri Lanka a 34-run victory (DLS).
Sri Lanka’s subsequent fit is in opposition to Bangladesh on June 11 in Bristol whilst Pakistan will play Australia on June 12 in Taunton.