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Fourth Bangladesh-Zimbabwe ODI washed out

CHITTAGONG: The fourth one-day international between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield on Friday. The hosts lead the five-match series 2-1. The final one-dayer will be played in Chittagong on Sunday.
Heavy overnight rains ensured the fourth one-dayer, the first of two in Chittagong, was abandoned without a ball being bowled. Though the rains stayed away on Friday morning, a slushy outfield at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium and cloudy skies ensured a delayed start at best. The ground’s average drainage facilities, coupled with its location in Chittagong’s low-lying plains, meant that only uninterrupted sunshine could have saved the game.
Unfortunately, the cloud cover dashed such hopes, forcing the umpires to call the match off after a final inspection at 12.30 pm local time, over 75 minutes ahead of the final cut-off. The result meant Bangladesh will go into Sunday’s fifth game with an unbeatable 2-1 lead. Though there is no rain forecast for Sunday, more showers are predicted for Saturday, which could scupper Zimbabwe’s hopes of squaring a series.



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