Sri Lanka were forced to split points for the second successive time in the ongoing World Cup after their match against Bangladesh was called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain here Tuesday.
Both the teams came into the match with one win from three matches and now each will get a point for the washout.
On Tuesday, both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were left staring at the sky, waiting for some divine intervention after the start of their key match was delayed due to heavy rains.
The rain eased a couple of times but only to return and thus the inspection was postponed twice.
The groundsmen, meanwhile, tirelessly worked on draining out the water on the covers with the sucking brooms and mops.
Unfortunately, Bangladesh's #CWC19 fixture against Sri Lanka has been called off due to the inclement weather.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, suffered a 10-wicket loss to New Zealand in their opening match, before recovering to beat Afghanistan in a rain-shortened game, but the island nation were forced to split points with Pakistan in their last game after the match was called off due to rains.
On Monday, a struggling South Africa had to share points with the West Indies after their World cup match was washed out due to persistent rain at Southampton.
Sri Lanka will next take on defending champions Australia at London on June 15, while Bangladesh will face West Indies on June 17 at Taunton.
Both the teams came into the match with one win from three matches and now each will get a point for the washout