Australia-Bangladesh abandoned due to rain


Brisbane: The World Cup match between Australia and Bangladesh in Brisbane on Saturday was abandoned without a ball bowled because of rain.

That meant both sides collected a point apiece for a no-result at the Gabba ground and left them on three each in Pool A, with runaway leaders New Zealand topping the group with six points following three straight wins.

“We both get one point, don’t we?,” said Australia’s Steve Smith.

“It was obviously disappointing not to get out there today. It’s a place that we play really well out here at the Gabba but we can’t control the weather,” he added.

“We’ll take the point. Hopefully, we’ll continue to play some good cricket throughout the rest of the tournament.”

One concern for tournament favourites Australia is they will now have a long gap between their opening 111-run win over England in Melbourne on February 14 and their next match against New Zealand, their fellow co-hosts, in Auckland on February 28.