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
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’
on the first day of the tournament.
Clarke has not played a competitive international since December, but
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
is regarded as one of the biggest upsets in cricket history.
Bangladesh began their Word Cup with a
in Canberra on Wednesday, although they were reduced to 119-4 by a side making their tournament debut.