Rain stops warmups days before Cricket World Cup opens

May 26, 2019
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West Indies players go off the field as groundsmen bring on the covers after rain stopped play during the Cricket World Cup warm up match between West Indies and South Africa in Bristol, England, Sunday, May 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

BRISTOL, England (AP) — Two Cricket World Cup warmup matches were washed out Sunday with just days to go before the tournament starts in host country England.

South Africa impressed in the brief — and interrupted — time they had at the crease, reaching 95-0 in 12.4 overs against West Indies at the County Ground in Bristol.

Hashim Amla hit an undefeated 46-ball 51 — with one six and eight fours — and opening partner Quinton de Kock was 37 not out after West Indies won the toss and chose to field.

Not a ball was bowled in Cardiff for the Pakistan-Bangladesh match due to rain.

South Africa plays England in the opening match on Thursday.


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