PAK vs BAN World Cup Warm-up: Match abandoned due to rain

Get the live score and updates from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up match between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.

The warm-up match between Pakistan and Bangladesh had to be abandoned owing to relentless rain.   -  AP

Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the ICC World Cup 2019 warm-up match between Pakistan and Bangladesh, being played at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.

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◙ Uh oh, it's the worst possible news from the centre - the match has been abandoned owing to the unrelenting rain. This effectively ends Pakistan's warm-up campaign, while Bangladesh will face India on Tuesday. The next time we see Pakistan in action will be when the side begins its ICC World Cup 2019 campaign against West Indies on Friday.

 

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◙ Sigh, doesn't look like we'll have any cricket here ladies and gents. The rain is yet to relent and the covers are firmly in place.

◙ How would your spend your time if you were a player during a rainy day such as this -  some tennis ball cricket in the dressing room, a game of cards or some quite time indoors? Ian Smith says he used to clean Richard Hadlee's gear haha!

 

◙ Good news if you're following the South Africa-West Indies game, the rains have eased up at Bristol and the Proteas will resume at 55-0 after 8.2 overs. Hopefully we'll have some luck here too? Follow the game live here

◙ Alright, here's a bit of interesting news: In 2018, a total of 126 County matches were scheduled, of which two were abandoned. The rain did not affect any games played between May and July. Marco Petagna, senior operational meteorologist of the British Met Department told Sportstar that "There will be showers at times, with drier, sunnier settled spells."
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◙ So we're 50 minutes past the scheduled start time and it's still drizzling at Cardiff. The rain is expected to ease out later in the afternoon and hopefully we will have some cricket, even if it's a 30-over game. Oh and the other game between West Indies and South Africa has also been stopped due to rain. Sigh.

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◙ So the heavens have opened up and it's pouring at Cardiff. Toss not expected anytime soon.

 

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◙ After a far from satisfactory outing against Afghanistan in its opening warm-up match, Pakistan will aim to fine tune its overall game before beginning its World Cup campaign against the West Indies in five days' time. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will play its first warm-up match, with another against India to follow. Stay tuned for live updates. The match is scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM Indian time, with the toss set to take place at 14:30 IST.

Squads

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

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