Australia vs Bangladesh called off due to rain

Australia vs Bangladesh called off due to rain

Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara

21 Feb, 2015 | 7:51 pm

Steady rain on Saturday washed out the Pool A match between Australia and Bangladesh at the Gabba.

Cyclone Marcia brought torrential rain to the Brisbane area, where locals have been advised to stock up on supplies, and the persistent downpour snuffed out any hope of even playing a minimum requirement 20-overs-a-side contest.

The teams were awarded a point each, something Bangladesh, who thumped Afghanistan in their tournament opener but were huge underdogs against the hosts, will welcome more than Australia.

However, nobody would have been be wanting the match to go ahead more than Clarke, who missed Australia’s 111-run drubbing of England last weekend and has only played a warm-up against the UAE since sustaining a hamstring injury last December.

Bangladesh head to Melbourne for their next match against Sri Lanka on Thursday.

Addressing the post match press conference both captains expressed disappointment about not being able to play.

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