Friday 4 April 2014 

Gallery - It Never Rains But It Mirpurs

A gallery of images from the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, where the first ICC World Twenty20 semi-final was ended by a colossal thunderstorm.

Sri Lanka had scored 160 for six and had the West Indies in trouble at 80 for four in reply in the 14th over.

However, what might have been a wonderful battle between the reigning champions' powerful middle and lower order against Lasith Malinga and his team-mates never materialised thanks to the awful weather.

Chetan Narula sent back these photos from the game.

The scene before the game began, from inside the stadium
© © Chetan Narula / Cricket World

The crowds packed in to watch Sri Lanka take on the West Indies
© © Chetan Narula / Cricket World

And there was plenty of support for Sri Lanka
© © Chetan Narula / Cricket World

However, the weather closed in before the end of play...
© © Chetan Narula / Cricket World

...and there was no hope of any further play
© © Chetan Narula / Cricket World

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