Tri-nation T20Is: Bangladesh, Afghanistan share trophy as rain washes out final

The final of the tri-nation T20 tournament between Bangladesh and Afghanistan washed out without a ball being bowled at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo shares a light moment with the players, in Dhaka on Tuesday.   -  AFP

The final of the tri-nation T20 tournament between Bangladesh and Afghanistan washed out without a ball being bowled at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Match officials declared the game abandoned at 9pm local time (1500GMT) as the rain showed no sign of stopping -- making it impossible to hold even a curtailed-over game.

The trophy was shared between the two teams after the wash-out.

It means host Bangladesh got a hand on the trophy of a Twenty20 tournament involving more than two teams for the first time in its history.

The wash-out also rounded off a mixed tournament for both teams as Bangladesh won three of their four matches in the league phase, while Afghanistan won their first two matches before losing the next two.

Zimbabwe was the other team of the tournament.