Another high-voltage match between South Africa and West Indies was abandoned due to persistent rain. It was the second match of the World Cup to be called off because of rain, following the wash-out between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Friday.
South Africa’s chance to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals was crushed when their match against West Indies was rained off. In fact, Faf du Plessis, South African captain could not hide his dissatisfaction after his team’s fourth match of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup against West Indies was washed out and he labeled the rain affected matches as “the worst”.
The Proteas, who lost their first three games, reached 29-2 in the 7.3 overs possible in Southampton. Only 40 minutes of play could be held before constant rain forced the players off. The game was finally abandoned at 16:15 BST.
As the match got abandoned, the points were split. This helped the Proteas to collect their first World Cup point but face a hard task ahead to finish in the top four in the group stage.
South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis stated that they are in a bad position but it’s not their fault. He added that they haven’t played their best cricket till now and they need to put up a solid performance for boosting the confidence of the team.
Rain is also predicted on Tuesday at Bristol, where Bangladesh would be facing Sri Lanka, and on Wednesday where Australia would play against Pakistan at Taunton.
South Africa is in the second from bottom of the table while West Indies climbed two places to fifth. South Africa, who haven’t won any of their four game so far in the tournament, would be taking on Afghanistan on Saturday, (15th June) and West Indies would be playing with the hosts England on Friday (14th June).