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Honours even as Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are hard done by rain

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Twice in two days, the match has been washed out without a ball being bowled.

Result- Match abandoned due to rain without the toss.

The rain has been so severe that even the toss has not been able to be conducted. In this week, this is the third time that rain has led to a match been cancelled. Interestingly, with this 2019 has become the World Cup edition with most abandoned matches.

Sri Lanka would feel hard done by rain, twice in two matches. They would get one point from this match after the one against Pakistan. Honestly speaking, it is about how you look at it. The odds have been heavily stacked against Sri Lanka in both the matches and frankly speaking, they might be fortunate to eke out one point each from both the matches.

Bangladesh were coming into this match on the back of successive losses against New Zealand and England. It would have done the team a world of good if they would have been able to bag the crucial two points, to add to their inspirational start against South Africa.

For Sri Lanka, Nuwan Pradeep has been ruled out of the tournament and Lasith Malinga was scheduled to visit the funeral of his mother-in-law today, hence being unavailable. In the absence of two key players, Sri Lanka would likely be a bit less disappointed as compared to Bangladesh after the match being rained off.

The forecast for tomorrow is a bit better, but I'm afraid, things look bleak for the the India versus New Zealand encounter on June 13.

Bangladesh- Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman

Sri Lanka
- Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga

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