The 11th match of ICC World Cup 2019 which was scheduled to be played Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been cancelled due to continuous rain at Bristol County Ground on Friday. Though, the weather forecasting department had earlier issued the warning about potential downpours and bleak thunderstorms at the city.
The enthralling match between both the squads was all set to kick off at its scheduled timings at 10:30 am (0930 GMT) but suddenly the pitch of Bristol county was covered with dark skies which resulted in delaying the match.
Check out the update of International Cricket Council about Sri Lanka vs Pakistan match on Friday:
Still pretty hard to get one past @GraemeSmith49!
The rain delay has allowed our commentators to stretch their legs and have their own little game 😀 😀 😀 pic.twitter.com/Oa7aLqLTGB
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 7, 2019
Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka faced a painful defeat at their opening match of World Cup 2019 but interestingly both the squad roared back with a bang and won their second game of the tournament.
The Pakistani cricketers started their grand cricket cup campaign against West Indies squad and in their very first game of CWC 2019, whole green army was bowled out for just 105 runs. Chasing such a paltry target was like a child play for Windies and that’s exactly what happened in the game. Windies achieved the target in just 13.4 overs and sealed the game with seven wickets at Trent Bridge stadium. After this Pakistan squad battled with hosting team England in hope to turn their fortunes this time at the same pitch and they even got successful in their aim. Pakistan defeated England by just 14 runs after setting a massive target of 349 runs on board. Despite witnessing centuries by Joe Root and Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan’s team lost the match.
While Sri Lanka also faced an embarrassing defeat in its opener against New Zealand where Kane Williamson-led squad sealed the game with 10-wickets triumph in just 16.1 overs. Though, in their second match against Afghanistan, Dimuth Karunaratne and company also bounced back at the amazing pitch of Sophia Gardens with a 34 runs clinical win.
Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan squad will next lock the horns with five-time World Cup trophy lifters Australians led by Aaron Finch this year at County Ground, Taunton on June 12 while Sri Lanka will face Bangladesh at the pitch of Bristol County Ground on June 11, 2019.