Bangladesh-Pakistan warm-up match abandoned because of rain

Sun Online Desk

26th May, 2019 07:36:13 printer

Bangladesh-Pakistan warm-up match abandoned because of rain

Bangladesh's warm-up match against Pakistan has been called off due to a persistent drizzle at Swalec Stadium in Cardiff.

The game was set to begin at 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT) today.  However, the toss of the game was delayed as it was raining at the Sophia Gardens since the morning.

Showers abated by the afternoon and the two teams didn't insist on playing some cricket.

This was supposed to be the first warm-up match for Bangladesh ahead of the World Cup as they come into the mega event with a tri-series win over West Indies and Ireland.

Pakistan looked to bounce back from their last defeat against Afghanistan in the warm-up match as they take on Bangladesh at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Sunday.

In Pakistan's first warm-up match,  Afghanistan’s Hashmatullah Shahidi hit an unbeaten 74 as they stunned former champions to win by three wickets with two balls to spare in a thriller in Bristol.

Chasing a modest 263 for victory, Afghanistan’s opening batsmen Mohammad Shahzad and Hazratullah Zazai got them off to a blistering start before Shahidi took charge to help them cross the finish line in the final over.


Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain


Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Abu Jayed, Mosaddek Hossain