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ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan, Lanka share points after washout

AFP
Published : Jun 8, 2019, 1:39 am IST
Updated : Jun 8, 2019, 1:39 am IST

Both teams now have three points, with one win and a loss apiece.

Pakistan fans look cheerful despite rain forced the match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Bristol on Friday. (Photo: AFP)
 Pakistan fans look cheerful despite rain forced the match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Bristol on Friday. (Photo: AFP)

Bristol: The World Cup match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Friday after persistent rain in Bristol. The game was scheduled to begin at 10:30 (0930 GMT) but was eventually called off in the afternoon, with both teams being awarded a point.

Both teams now have three points, with one win and a loss apiece.

Pakistan lost to the West Indies by seven wickets at Trent Bridge before beating England by 14 runs at the same venue on Monday. Sri Lanka crashed to a 10-wicket defeat against New Zealand before pulling off a 34-run win against Afghanistan in a rain-affected game.

The call-off upset fans who had travelled to watch the game. “We came from Lahore to watch this match and it proved a damp squib,” said Farhan Malik.

“We lost a crucial point because we were sure of beating Sri Lanka.”    

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