2019 World Cup 15th Match: Persistent rain washes out World Cup match between West Indies and South Africa

Rain washes out West Indies South Africa World Cup match in Southampton cricket

The rain had the final say in the West Indies and South Africa’s World Cup match

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The West Indies and South Africa had to settle for one point each as persistent rain washed out their World Cup match in Southampton.

Choosing to bowl first, the West Indies got their first breakthrough in the third over as South Africa opener Hashim Amla was caught by Chris Gayle at slip off the bowling of Sheldon Cottrell for six runs.

Aiden Markram failed to have an impact with the bat as well as he was caught behind off the bowling of Cottrell for five runs.

Shortly after Markram’s dismissal, the rain came and play was suspended for a lengthy period of time.

Since the rain stopped and returned, the umpires eventually had no choice but to call the match off nearly five hours later.

South Africa now have one point from four games, while the West Indies have three points from three matches.

The Proteas’ next match will be against Afghanistan in Cardiff on Saturday, while the men from the Caribbean will take on England in Southampton on Friday.

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