The first T-20 match between West Indies and Bangladesh at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium today Saturday was abandoned after 13 overs in the first innings.
The match, which started at 3:15 p.m., was reduced to 16 overs per side after heavy rain throughout the week, left the outfield and bowlers’ run up a little soggy.
West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first with conditions favoring the bowling side. Bangladesh lost their first wicket in the first over which bowled by Akeal Hosein. The Bangladeshis continued to struggle and at one stage, were 60 for 4 when the rain came at about 4:15 p.m.
The match continued at 4:30 pm and was reduced to 14 overs. Bangladesh lost a wicket in the first delivery after the break and reached 105 for 8 wickets when the rain came for the second time.
After a short inspection by the umpires at 4:45 pm, the match was abandoned.
Thousands of fans showed up at the stadium but were left disappointed that they could not see the completion of the match.
Before the match was called off, Bangladesh amassed 105 for 8 wickets in 13 overs.
Shakib Al Hasan 29 and Nurul Hasan 25 top scored for Bangladesh. Romario Shepherd with 3 wickets for 21 runs and Hayden Walsh Jr., 2 for 25, did the damage for the West Indies.
The second T-20 game will be played on Sunday at the same venue starting at 1:30pm.
The interview below was conducted by Cricket West Indies (CWI) with West Indies head coach, Phil Simmons, after the game was abandoned.