Match Report – NEP vs SL 23rd Match, Group D, June 11, 2024

Sri Lanka vs Nepal
Match abandoned without a ball bowled

Sri Lanka and Nepal came to Lauderhill searching for their first wins, hoping to put their T20 World Cup 2024 on track. However incessant rain, heavy enough to trigger flash-flood alerts for local residents, left both teams splitting one point apiece. That means Sri Lanka are almost certainly out of Super Eights contention while Nepal’s chances of qualification also took a hit. South Africa, currently Group D toppers, were confirmed of a place in in the Super Eights.

For Sri Lanka to now qualify, they first need to hope the Bangladesh v Netherlands fixture on June 13 in Bridgetown is a washout, then defeat Netherlands later. They also need Bangladesh and Netherlands to lose their respective final group-stage games. Even then, it may not be enough with Bangladesh, Netherlands and Nepal all having better net run rates than Sri Lanka at the moment.

The weather also puts the remaining three games in Lauderhill under the spotlight. With rain forecast through the week, upcoming games could also be affected. Lauderhill is set to host three Group A games featuring India, Pakistan, Canada, USA and Ireland between June 14 and June 16.

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