Monsoon Rains Wash Out Second ODI

Monsoon Rains Wash Out Second ODI
Monsoon Rains Wash Out Second ODI
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Sri Lanka 33-0 (K Perera 18no) v Bangladesh
Second One-Day International, Hambantota

The arrival of the monsoon rains in Sri Lanka meant that the second One-Day International between the hosts and Bangladesh was washed out with just five overs possible in Hambantota. With the forecast for Thursday’s final game looking equally wet, Sri Lanka’s victory in the series opener looks like being decisive.

Kushal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan again got the hosts off to a bright start after they had been inserted by Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim. Both men capitalised on another poor opening spell from Rubel Hossain, who conceded 20 runs from his three overs. Bangladesh opted to pack their side with batting - Mominul Haque replacing Abl Hasan from the side for the opening ODI - meaning that medium-pacer Ziaur Rahman was the other opening bowler. He fared slightly better, going for nine off his two overs.

By the time the rain arrived, Sri Lanka had reached 33 for none, with Perera unbeaten on 18 and Dilshan on 10. Any hopes of a resumption were abandoned by umpires Nigel Llong and Tyron Wijewardene at around 6.45pm local time.

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