Bangladesh and Afghanistan Final Match Abandoned

Bangladesh and Afghanistan Final Match Abandoned

Bangladesh and Afghanistan Final Match Abandoned

The two teams ended up sharing the trophy due to persistent rains in Dhaka

Non-stop rain washed out the final match between Bangladesh and Afghanistan in Dhaka. Weather forecasts reported about threats of rain. As spectators started to fill the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, the covers were placed on the ground which was never removed due to continuous rain. 

The staff were still hopeful that the rain will stop and the game will start as scheduled. However, the rain remained steady and the coin toss was impossible to take place. At 5 pm, after the official start of the match, the rain poured which continued until the umpires announced that the match is called off at 9 pm.

The series ended with Bangladesh and Afghanistan sharing the trophy. Bangladesh had three wins in four matches. Ahead of the final match, coach Russell Domingo said that they were trying to find the perfect game. 

‘We haven't played the perfect game of cricket yet’, Domingo said in the eve of the final match against Afghanistan. ‘We have been good in certain areas and average in certain areas. We are still trying to find the perfect game. So we haven't got to the last five or six overs with only two or three wickets down’.

The Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series has three participating teams which include the hosts, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. It is played in Twenty20 International (T20I) format. To know more about cricket formats, read the page on Betwala. 


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