Substantial rain, wet outfield leads to abandonment in Bulawayo


Bulawayo, November 21.

A substantial storm and a clammy outfield constrained the surrender of the fourth game of the triangular after only 13.3 overs in Bulawayo.

Regardless of overnight rain and cloudy conditions, Zimbabwe skipper Graeme Cremer batted once more. A couple of minutes after the hurl, a shower swung heavier to postpone the begin by seven minutes.

The Zimbabwe openers had started in buoyant form regardless of adequate sidelong development for Sri Lanka’s seamers. Chamu Chibhabha, specifically, looked positive from the beginning, punching his drives on the up through the cover district before he missed an inducker from Nuwan Kulasekara that stuck him plumb in front.

Brian Chari was included in another run-out when he cut a ball towards midwicket and set off for a non-existent run. Ervine sent him back, however Kusal Mendis’ toss to the guardian was quick and got Chari more than a foot short. Craig Ervine, who has struck three fifties in his last four innings, started easily.

He struck three fours – all through additional cover – in his unbeaten 30-ball 23.

An enduring build up of undermining mists and lightning not too far off constrained the umpires to take the players off even before the storm started.


Zimbabwe 55/2 (13.3 ov)

Sri Lanka – No play

Result – No outcome.

Zimbabwe RR 4.07

Last 5 ovs 21/1 RR 4.20.

Amir Rehan

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