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World Cup: Pakistan, Sri Lanka split points after wash out

BRISTOL: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed used to be left annoyed after Friday's World Cup fit against Sri Lanka used to be deserted with out a ball being bowled following power rain in Bristol.

The game used to be scheduled to begin at 10:30 (0930 GMT) however used to be in the end referred to as off within the afternoon, with each teams being awarded some degree.


It is the first fit at the World Cup in England and Wales to be deserted with out a end result.

Both teams now have 3 issues, with one win and one loss apiece.

It used to be a blow to Pakistan's bid to achieve the semi-finals and Sarfaraz said: "As a group we truly sought after to play this fit, particularly after gaining momentum with the win against England. It is unfortunate that we were not ready to play.

"Our subsequent fit is against Australia. Like different teams within the event they are also a tough opponent they usually even have momentum as they've gained their first two suits."

Pakistan misplaced to the West Indies through seven wickets at Trent Bridge ahead of beating England through 14 runs at the similar venue on Monday.

Sarfaraz stays confident Pakistan can still push for a last-four position within the 10-team event regardless of the Sri Lanka washout.

"We have an excellent group spirit and our self assurance is on a top after the win against England," he said.

Sri Lanka crashed to a 10-wicket defeat against New Zealand ahead of pulling off a 34-run win against Afghanistan in a rain-affected game.

The call-off in Bristol dissatisfied fans who had travelled to watch the game.

"We came from Lahore to watch this fit and it proved a damp squib," said Farhan Malik. "We misplaced a a very powerful level because we had been sure of thrashing Sri Lanka."

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