First ODI Between South Africa and West Indies Abandoned Due to Persistent Rain
Published By: Vivek Ganapathy
Last Updated: March 16, 2023, 22:40 IST
East London, South Africa
1st ODI between South Africa and West Indies at the Buffalo Park in East London, SA washed out (Twitter)
The day-night encounter was called off just after 1430GMT, without a ball being bowled, and no prospect of play. The teams will now try again in the second of three ODI fixtures at the same venue on Saturday when the forecast looks brighter
The first One-Day International between South Africa and West Indies was abandoned without a ball being bowled after persistent rain at Buffalo Park in East London on Thursday.
The day-night encounter was called off just after 1430GMT with no prospect of play and the teams will now try again in the second of three ODI fixtures at the same venue on Saturday, when the forecast looks brighter.
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The series is important for both sides as they look ahead to the 2023 Cricket World Cup in India later this year, though neither has yet qualified and face the prospect of going through June’s qualification tournament in Zimbabwe.
South Africa recently completed a 2-0 test series victory over the touring Caribbean side. The sides will also play three Twenty20 Internationals after the completion of the 50-over matches.
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