BULAWAYO = Zimbabwe's one-day international clash with Sri Lanka was abandoned on Monday after heavy rain at Bulawayo's Queens Sports Club left the outfield too sodden to continue.

The hosts had won the toss and elected to bat first, before progressing to 55 for two in 13.3 overs when the threat of lightning forced the players to leave the field. A heavy thunder shower followed, and although the afternoon saw the sun return, one section of the ground was deemed unsafe for play to continue. With the two sides splitting the points, Zimbabwe remained bottom of the triangular series table with four points, while Sri Lanka and West Indies each have seven. The West Indies and Sri Lanka face off at the same venue on Wednesday with the victor now assured of reaching Sunday's final. The last game of the league phase will see Zimbabwe play the West Indies on Friday.



B Chari run out  11

C Chibhabha lbw b Kulasekara    8

C Ervine not out                23

Sikandar Raza not out    4

EXTRAS: (5lb, 4w)             9

TOTAL: (2 wkts, 13.3 overs)         55

FOW: 1-20, 2-41.

BOWLING: Kulasekara 5-0-17-1, Lakmal 4-1-14-0, Shanaka 2-0-5-0, de Silva 1-0-4-0, Pathirana 1.3-0-10-0.

SRI LANKA: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka, Asela Gunaratne, Sachith Pathirana, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Jeffrey Vandersay.

TOSS: Zimbabwe

UMPIRES: Michael Gough (ENG) and Langton Rusere (ZIM)

TV UMPIRE: Ray Illingworth (ENG)

MATCH REFEREE: Javagal Srinath (IND)