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Tri-series: Australia, South Africa share points following washout

Bridgetown (Barbados): Australia and South Africa took two points each after the seventh match of the limited-overs international tri-series was washed out on Sunday after just nine minutes of play.

Groundsmen remove a plastic sheet from the pitch before the start of the 7th One Day International match of the Tri-nation Series between Australia and South Africa at the Kensington Oval stadium in Bridgetown. Pic/AFP
Groundsmen remove a plastic sheet from the pitch before the start of the 7th One Day International match of the Tri-nation Series between Australia and South Africa at the Kensington Oval stadium in Bridgetown. Pic/AFP

South Africa, sent into bat under overcast skies, was 8-0 off one over when heavy rain arrived and forced a lengthy delay.  

Even when rain abated, a damp spot running the length of the pitch caused concern for the umpires, who eventually announced the match was abandoned at 6:30 pm.

South Africa remains atop the standings with 12 points.

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