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ICC World Cup 2019: Rain Plays Spoilsport as South Africa vs West Indies Match Is Called Off


South Africa, West Indies split points after the match was abandoned

It was a damp end to what was building up to be an exciting world cup clash between West Indies and South Africa. The South African team have their first point of the world cup campaign after the clash was washed out after just 7.3 overs.

South Africa's batting woes continued as they lost two wickets to Sheldon Cotrell inside the first 7 overs.

Out of form Hashim Amla nicked the ball to Chris Gayle at first slip in the third over and Markram looked a beaten, broken man after fiddling a catch down the leg side.

South African captain Faf du Plessis could not hide his frustration after his side’s fourth match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup against West Indies was abandoned, calling rain-affected matches “the worst”.

Meanwhile, West Indies captain Jason Holder too lamented about the rain, considering his side were in a strong position when the covers came on.

“We were in a good position today, but we can't control the weather, unfortunately. I guess we were hoping that we would get a full day today, but there is nothing we can do about this. It was a great start by our bowlers today, especially Sheldon. I know we have been giving away runs initially, but we don’t mind doing that as long as we get wickets." said, holder.

South Africa next plays Afghanistan on Saturday, June 15 at Sophia gardens, Cardiff while West Indies will play England on Friday, June 14.