Cricket World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh abandoned due to inclement weather as rain pours in Bristol

A record third match at the Cricket World Cup was washed out due to inclement weather in Bristol with Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh abandoned.

It is the second successive match that Sri Lanka have been unable to complete due to weather. 

Persistent rain and a wet outfield saw to their match vs Pakistan being abandoned without a ball being bowled at the same venue last week, while England handed Bangladesh a heavy defeat on Saturday. 

And the soggy scenario repeated itself in the south-west on Tuesday to further spoil the World Cup’s momentum. 

The teams therefore collected a point each after it was decided shortly before 2pm to call the fixture off, three and a half hours after it was due to start, as the rain continued to fall.

Sri Lanka travel to the Oval to take on Australia this Saturday, 11 days after they last took to the field, while Bangladesh have six days to prepare for their clash against the West Indies at Taunton.

It is the second day in a row a match has fallen foul of the weather, with only 7.3 overs of play possible between South Africa and the Windies before rain led to a no-result.

The previous record of abandoned games stood at two, which happened at both the 1992 and 2003 tournaments.

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