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BRISTOL: Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed was once left pissed off after Friday's World Cup match against Sri Lanka was once deserted with out a ball being bowled following persistent rain in Bristol.

The sport was once scheduled to start at 10:30 (0930 GMT) but was once in the end called off within the afternoon, with each teams being awarded some degree.


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It is the first match on the World Cup in England and Wales to be deserted with out a outcome.

Both teams now have three issues, with one win and one loss apiece.



It was once a blow to Pakistan's bid to achieve the semi-finals and Sarfaraz said: "As a staff we in reality wanted to play this match, especially after gaining momentum with the win against England. It is unlucky that we weren't in a position to play.

"Our subsequent match is against Australia. Like different teams within the match they're also a tough opponent and they also have momentum as they have got received their first two suits."

Pakistan misplaced to the West Indies through seven wickets at Trent Bridge prior to beating England through 14 runs on the identical venue on Monday.

Sarfaraz stays assured Pakistan can still push for a last-four position within the 10-team match despite the Sri Lanka washout.

"We have a super staff spirit and our self belief is on a top after the win against England," he said.


Sri Lanka crashed to a 10-wicket defeat against New Zealand prior to pulling off a 34-run win against Afghanistan in a rain-affected sport.


The call-off in Bristol disillusioned fanatics who had travelled to watch the game.


"We got here from Lahore to watch this match and it proved a moist squib," said Farhan Malik. "We misplaced a the most important level as a result of we have been positive of beating Sri Lanka."


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