Rain ruins one-off T20
Only 28 deliveries were possible as rain wrecked the one-off Twenty20 International between West Indies and Bangladesh here Wednesday night.
Bangladesh were cruising at 31 without loss after 4.4 overs when heavy rain swept across Warner Park at 8:17 pm, driving players and officials from the field and resulting in a protracted break of nearly two hours.
When the rain finally eased and the covers were removed, match officials made a 10:35 pm inspection and following a discussion, decided to call the encounter off.
The result was disappointing for both teams but especially for Bangladesh who would have been looking to find their stride after three heavy defeats in the preceding One-Day International series.
Anamul Haque, unbeaten on 19 and opening partner Tamim Iqbal, not out on 11, gave the tourists a solid start after they won the toss and chose to bat.
They were initially bridled by left-arm pacer Krismar Santokie’s opening over which cost just six runs, and fellow left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell who bowled a maiden next up.
However, Tamim broke the shackles by lifting the first ball of the next over over cover to record Bangladesh’s first boundary, and Anamul followed suit a few balls later with a rasping backfoot drive to the ropes at extra cover, as Santokie conceded 12 runs.
Cottrell kept the duo in check with a five-run third over but the introduction of seamer Dwayne Bravo saw Anamul hooking the second ball over fine leg for the lone six of the innings.
Only two more deliveries were possible before rain ended proceedings abruptly.
Both teams will now turn their attention to the two-Test series which bowls off September 5 at Arnos Vale in St Vincent.