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Zimbabwe tri-series: Hosts stay at bottom of the table after match against Sri Lanka washed out


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Bulawayo: Zimbabwe's one-day international clash with Sri Lanka was abandoned on Monday after heavy rain at Bulawayo's Queens Sports Club left the outfield too sodden to continue.

ODI action between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on Monday. AFP

ODI action between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on Monday. AFP

The hosts had won the toss and elected to bat first, before progressing to 55 for two in 13.3 overs when the threat of lightning forced the players to leave the field.

A heavy thunder shower followed, and although the afternoon saw the sun return, one section of the ground was deemed unsafe for play to continue.

With the two sides splitting the points, Zimbabwe remained bottom of the triangular series table with four points, while Sri Lanka and West Indies each have seven.

The West Indies and Sri Lanka face off at the same venue on Wednesday with the victor now assured of reaching Sunday’s final.

The last game of the league phase will see Zimbabwe play the West Indies on Friday.

Sri Lanka had thrashed Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the first match of the triangular series on 14 November. Sri Lanka had earlier beaten Zimbabwe 2-0 in the Test series.

First Published On : Nov 21, 2016 19:38 IST

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