الإثنين , يونيو 8 2020

Rain delays Australia v Bangladesh

Australia’s World Cup Pool A match against Bangladesh in Brisbane on Saturday was delayed by heavy rain.

The game at the Gabba was scheduled to start at 03:30 GMT.

There were fears before the match that it could be affected by Cyclone Marcia, which has

forced people to evacuate their homes

in Queensland.

Only one World Cup contest has been washed out without a ball bowled: Sri Lanka against West Indies at The Oval in 1979.

Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to return from hamstring surgery against Bangladesh, having missed the co-hosts’

111-run win over England

on the first day of the tournament.

Clarke has not played a competitive international since December, but

made 64

in the World Cup warm-up win over the United Arab Emirates.

A minimum of 20 overs per side must be played for a result to stand. If the match is abandoned, both sides will take one point each.

Australia have won 19 of their 20 one-day internationals against Bangladesh, although their

defeat in 2005

is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in cricket history.

Bangladesh began their Word Cup with a

105-run win over Afghanistan

in Canberra on Wednesday, although they were reduced to 119-4 by a side making their tournament debut.

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